University of Malta

Dr Sandra Cassotta
UOM Main Page
Apply - Admissions 2016


Sandra Cassotta is currently Assistant Professor in International Environmental Law at the Department of Law at Aarhus University, and teaches Climate Change & Energy Law, Environmental Law, EU Law, Arctic Governance and Global Justice & Law. She is specialized in environmental damage and liability problems in a multi-level context. Her expertise is on environmental regime effectiveness in a multi-level governance perspective. Included in her areas of interests are human rights (protection of indigenous rights and environmental minority law), Law of the sea (UNCLOS and other Ocean Conventions), Environmental Security (particularly that of the Arctic Ocean), Energy Security & Geopolitics, and recently, Climate Change and Cyber-Security (the interconnectedness between Climate Change and Cyber-terrorism applied to critical infrastructures).

Though she is a legal scholar, her approach is interdisciplinary, combining law with international relations, economics, and elements of (climate) environmental science, the ultimate purpose of which is to improve regime effectiveness. She is also non-resident Research Fellow at the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) in Stockholm (Sweden) working under the ISDP's Sino-Nordic Arctic Policy Program (SNAPP) on Environmental Security, International Collaborator at the Academy of Finland and the University of Lapland on adaptation issues, Member of the Advisory Board for the Programme MARINFORSK of the Research Council of Norway, and Legal Adviser to Cyperpol.  

She published for Kluwer Law International, Energy Environmental Law Review, Year Book of Polar Law, Revue du Droit de l ’Union Européenne, among others. She has one book and more than 25 articles published in high level impact factors journals and reviews. She is Associate Editor for the Yearbook of International Environmental Law and other relevant international law and environmental law reviews. She is recipients of numerous governmental grants.

She was born and raised in Brussels (Belgium), holds a B.A. in language from the European School of Brussels (Uccle), a M.S. in political science from the State University of Milan (Italy), and Ph.D. in international environmental law from Aarhus University (Denmark). She worked for 14 years in the private and public sectors, and worked as media press and information officer at the International Olive Oil Council (United Nations aegis) for several years in Madrid (Spain), writing press releases, session reports of intergovernmental meetings, and official briefings for the executive director. 

New Book by Dr Simone Borg
Conservation on the High Seas  - Harmonizing International Regimes for the Sustainable Use of Living Resources
Last Updated: 29 March 2016

Log In back to UoM Homepage