Komlan Sangbana

Dr Komlan Sangbana

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Komlan Sangbana (D.E.A., University of Lomé (Togo); Ph.D. in Public International Law, University of Geneva).

Dr. Sangbana is a Research Fellow at the Platform for International Water Law (University of Geneva Law School). He is Legal Officer at Secretariat of UNECE Convention on the Protection and Uses of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention).

He has been a visiting scholar at the Edinburgh University Law School (UK).

From 2010 to 2015, he has been a Teaching and research Assistant at the University of Geneva Law Faculty.

In 2016, he joined as a Scientific Officer (Level II) the Geneva water Hub – Research and Education component (Institute of Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva). Mr. Sangbana has acted in several occasion as a Legal expert for Green Cross International, WATERLEX and Global Water Partnership. He is a member of several international law associations.

Mr. Sangbana is author of the books La protection des eaux douces transfrontières contre la pollution : dimensions normatives et institutionnelles  (Schulthess Verlag, 2017) and African Basin Management Organizations : Contribution to Pollution Prevention of Transboundary Water Resources (Brill Research Perspectives in International Water Law, 2020). Heis also co-editor of Public Participation and Water Resources Management: Where Do We Stand in International Law? (UNESCO, 2015) and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses. A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2017). He has also written several articles in the field of international environmental law and the law of international watercourses.

His research interests include the analysis of features of the legal regulation of transboundary river basins. Mr Sangbana’s particular focus is on the interaction of normative and institutional components of the regulation regime and the implication of non-States actors in the water resource management.