El Droubi, Sufyan


  • Lecturer (Teaching and Research), Law
  • 9 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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Personal profile


Dr Sufyan Droubi has been appointed as a Lecturer (Teaching and Research) in Law within the School of Social Sciences. Previously, 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. His doctoral thesis examined resistance to mandatory resolutions of the UN Security Council, which was published as a monograph in 2014 (Routledge). He carried his previous studies in law at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. Fully qualified lawyer in Brazil since 1996, he spent twelve years in practice in International Investment and Trade Law before turning to the academia. His research is particularly concerned with the role of International Organisations and Non-State Actors in the international sphere. He is one of the editors of the Melland Shill Perspectives to International Law (Manchester University Press). He is one of the coordinators of the Interest Group on International Organisations of the European Society of International Law and remains a member of the Manchester International Law Centre at the University of Manchester.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Laws, University of Essex

Award Date: 29 Apr 2013

Master of Laws, 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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Research Output

  • 9 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 6 Article
  • 2 Book
  • 1 Editorial
  • 1 Other contribution

International Organizations, Non-State Actors and the Formation of Customary International Law

Droubi, S. (ed.) & D'Aspremont, J. (ed.), Nov 2020, Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. 472 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Investment Facilitation Mechanisms and Access to Justice in Brazilian Investment Agreements

    Droubi, S., 6 May 2020, In : ASIL Insights. 24, 9

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Declaración de Buenos Aires sobre Inversiones Internacionales, Sustentabilidad Ecológica y Derechos Humanos

    Translated title of the contribution: Buenos Aires Statement on International Investments, Ecological Sustainability and Human RightsBas Vilizzio, M., Cazalbón, A., Droubi, S., Echaide, J., Ghiotto, L., Guamán, A., Gutiérrez Haces, T., Heffron, R., Morosini Costa, F., Ocantos, A. & Ross, A., 26 Jul 2019, 6 p.

    Research output: Other contribution

    21 Downloads (Pure)

    Exiting international organizations: A brief introduction

    Brölmann, C. M., Collins, R., Droubi, S. & Wessel, R. A., Dec 2018, In : International Organizations Law Review. 15, 2, p. 243-263 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    36 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 86 Downloads (Pure)


    • 3 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Membership of network
    • 1 Invited talk

    International Investments in Latin America Network IILA. Net workshop on International Investments and Ecological Sustainability

    Sufyan El Droubi (Organiser), , Luciana Ghiotto (Organiser), , Magdalena Bas Vilizzio (Participant), , Astrid Cazalbón (Participant), , Javier Echaide (Participant), , Adoración Guamán (Participant), , Teresa Gutiérrez Haces (Participant), , Raphael Heffron (Participant), , Fábio Morosini Costa (Participant), , Ariel Ocantos (Participant), & Andrea Ross (Participant)

    25 Jul 201926 Jul 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


    Fundamentals of International Economic Law

    Sufyan El Droubi (Organiser)

    21 Oct 201925 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Workshop on International Investments in Latin America: Resistance and Accommodation

    Sufyan El Droubi (Organiser), , Cecilia Juliana Flores Elizondo (Organiser), , Luciana Ghiotto (Participant), , Javier Echaide (Participant), , Leonardo Valladares Pacheco de Oliveira (Participant), , Jose Manuel Alvarez Zárate (Participant), & Henrique Choer Moraes (Participant)

    28 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    International Organizations Interest Group, European Society of International Law (External organisation)

    Sufyan El Droubi (Member), , Catherine Brölmann (Member), , Richard Collins (Member), , Lorenzo Gasbarri (Member), & Gail Lythgoe (Member)

    1 Oct 201831 Dec 2021

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of network