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.