Sara L. Seck is the Yogis and Keddy Chair in Human Rights Law and an Associate Professor with the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, where she is a member of the Marine & Environmental Law Institute. Her research and teaching focus includes public and private international law, business and human rights, and environmental law.
She is an active member of the International Law Association, most recently contributing to the drafting of a white paper on international law and the Anthropocene and is the director for North America of the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment.
She is the co-editor of three recent books: Global Environmental Change and Innovation in International Law (CUP, 2018, with N Craik, CSG Jefferies, and T Stephens); Cambridge Handbook on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development (2021, with S Atapattu and C Gonzalez), and Research Handbook on Climate Change Law and Loss and Damage (Edward Elgar, 2021, with M Doelle). Her contributions have been recognized by the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (2015) and the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (2019).
Current projects funded by the United Nations Environment Programme aim to clarify responsible business climate action and to develop training materials on human rights–based approaches to plastic pollution.