El Droubi, Sufyan


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Dr Sufyan Droubi is a Reader (Teaching and Research) in Law and one of the founding directors of the Just Transition Hub, School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, University of Dundee. He directs the LLM in International Commercial Law since 2018, and his teaching covers modules in international and economic law.  His research is particularly concerned with the intersections between law and social, climate and environmental justice in the context of the transition to a low-carbon economy. He has published extensively in the field of international law and on the just transition to a low-carbon economy. Before joining the University of Dundee, Sufyan was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of São Paulo and at the University of Manchester. He holds a PhD in Law from the University of Essex. He carried his previous studies in law at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. Fully qualified lawyer in Brazil since 1996, he has extensive practice in international, economic and business law. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Laws, Constitutional Resistance to Decisions of the United Nations Security Council, University of Essex

Award Date: 29 Apr 2013

Master of Laws, Purposes and Principles of the United Nations, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

Award Date: 24 Aug 2004

Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

Award Date: 21 Dec 1995


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