Sabaa A. Khan

Sabaa A. Khan is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law, School of Law, University of Eastern Finland. She is an Attorney Member of the Barreau du Québec and currently serves on the Joint Public Advisory Committee of the Commission of Environmental Cooperation, under an appointment by Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change. Sabaa holds a doctorate from McGill University’s Faculty of Law, with specialization in international trade and environmental law. She is a former O’Brien Doctoral Fellow of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (Montréal, 2011-2014) and International Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (Potsdam, 2013). As a legal practitioner, Sabaa has also worked in the area of global administrative law where her mandates have included providing legal analysis in the reform of internal justice mechanisms and whistleblower protection policies within various international institutions, including the World Bank, the IMF and the UN Ethics Office. Her publications focus on the interaction between environmental, trade and labour law systems, with recent works exploring this nexus in the context of transboundary movements of chemicals and wastes, ocean governance and Arctic climate change. Sabaa is also an avid pianist and published composer, and holds a 1st dan black belt certified by the Japanese Karate Federation.

Select Publications

Khan, S. 'Connecting Human Rights and Short-Lived Climate Pollutants: The Arctic Angle' in Jodoin, Johl & Duyck eds. Handbook of Human Rights and Climate Governance (Routledge, forthcoming November 2017).

Kulovesi K. and Khan, S. 'Environmental Principles in Trade Relations' in Kramer and Orlando E., eds. Encyclopedia of Environmental Law (Edward Elgar, forthcoming).

Khan, S.A. “Protecting the Global Fishing Workforce: New International Labor Treaty to Enter into Force”, (2017) 21(6) ASIL Insights.

Khan, S. "The Global Commons through a Regional Lens: The Arctic Council on Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Emissions", Transnational Environmental Law (TEL), September 2016.

Khan, S. "E-products, E-waste and the Basel Convention: Regulatory challenges and impossibilities of international environmental law" (2016) 25(2) Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law (RECIEL).