International lawyer, senior consultant, adviser and scholar specialized in international, environmental and climate change law.
I run Climate Legal Consulting, based at the Humanity Hub in The Hague, to provide legal advice and consultancy in the field of climate law and policy based on international standards of human rights and sustainable development.
PhD (Leiden), LLM (Leiden), JD (Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile). Qualified lawyer member of the Chilean Bar.
'Why a chain of tiny Pacific islands wants an international court opinion on responsibility for the climate crisis', The Conversation (2022) with E. Wilkinson and M. Bishop (op-ed piece)
‘Principles for the Sustainable Governance of Shared Natural Resources’ in N. Blokker, D. Dam-de Jong and V. Prislan (eds.), Furthering the Frontiers of International Law: Sovereignty, Human Rights, Sustainable Development (Brill Nijhoff 2021) (book chapter)
Input for the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights’ report on “Human Rights compatible International Investment Agreements (IIAs)” (2021) with P. Cortéz (input to UN working group)
International Law and the Sustainable Governance of Shared Natural Resources: A Principled Approach (2020) (Doctoral dissertation)
'Observer participation in international climate change decision-making: A complementary role for human rights?', 31 Colorado Natural Resources, Energy, & Environmental Law Review 2 (2020) 315 (peer-reviewed journal article)
'Gobernanza Sostenible de los Recursos Naturales Compartidos: el Principio de Soberanía', Visiones internacionales Instituto de Estudios Internacionales de la Universidad de Chile, 9 (2020) 31 (short article)
‘How the Sustainable Development Goals Promote a New Conception of Ocean Commons Governance’ in D. French and L. Kotzé (eds.), Sustainable Development Goals: Law, Theory and Implementation (Edward Elgar 2018) (book chapter)
'Elaborating the Common But Differentiated Responsibilities Principle in the World Trade Organization' in M. C. Cordonier Segger and Judge C.G. Weeramantry (eds.), Sustainable Development Principles in the Decisions of International Courts and Tribunals: 1992-2012 (Routledge 2017) with J. Gupta (book chapter)
'Why ‘common concern of humankind’ should return to the work of the International Law Commission on the atmosphere', 29 Georgetown Environmental Law Review 131 (2017) (peer-reviewed journal article)
‘What Latin America and the Caribbean Could Do to Strengthen Public Participation in the Climate Change Regime’, Visiones internacionales 22 (2017) 6 (short article)
'Differentiating between Sovereignty over Exclusive and Shared Resources in the Light of Future Discussions on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers', 24 Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law (RECIEL) 1 (2015) 4 (peer-reviewed journal article)
'Community of Interests: Furthering the Ecosystems Approach and the Rights of Riparian Populations', 24 The Journal of Water Law 2 (2015) 62 (revised version 2020) (peer-reviewed journal article)
'China’s Obligation to Conduct Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment (TEIA) in Utilizing Its Shared Water Resources', 55 Natural Resources Journal 1 (2014) 105, with Y. Bian (peer-reviewed journal article)
'The Common But Differentiated Responsibility (CBDR) Principle Elaborated in Relation to Other Principles of Law’, in M. Cherif Bassiouni, et al., (eds.), Global Trends: Law, Policy & Justice: Essays In Honour of Professor Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo, Global Community: Yearbook of International Law & Jurisprudence (Oxford University Press, 2013) with J. Gupta (book chapter)
'Global Green Governance: Embedding the Green Economy in a Global Green and Equitable Rule of Law Polity', 21 Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law (RECIEL) 1 (2012) 12, with J. Gupta (peer-reviewed journal article)
'Recent Changes in the Nile Region May Create an Opportunity for a More Equitable Sharing of the Nile River Waters', 58 Netherlands International Law Review 3 (2011) 363, with J. Gupta (peer-reviewed journal article)