Phanna Sok, M.L.


Resident Lecturer in Environmental Ethics and Development




Master's in Environmental Law
The University of Melbourne (Australia)

Bachelor's in Law
The Royal University of Law and Economics (Cambodia)

Bachelor's in Education
The Royal University of Phnom Penh (Cambodia)


SFS 3820 Environmental Ethics and Development
(The School for Field Studies)

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Faculty Profile

Holding a Master of Environmental Law from The University of Melbourne, Australia, and two Bachelor’s Degrees from Cambodian universities (one in law and the other in education), Mr. Sok Phanna, Cambodian, has been working in the field of human rights and environmental law for more than a decade. Throughout his professional experience, Mr. Sok has been in management and advisory roles where he has run law firms and non-governmental organizations. Besides, he was a member of the Sub-Technical Working Group to draft the Environment and Natural Resources Code of Cambodia where he provided legal inputs into the draft Code. He was also a coordinator and member of the Technical Working Group to draft the Law on Environmental Impact Assessment of Cambodia from 2011 to 2014. Moreover, he has provided advice on various human rights and environmental law issues to non-governmental organizations, government agencies, and interested individuals. Apart from this, he has been teaching law, including environmental law, since 2016. His research interests include environmental rights; environmental justice; and public participation in environmental impact assessment.

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental justice
  • Environmental law
  • Public participation in environmental impact assessment
  • Environmental rights