Alejandra Torres Camprubí, Ph.D.

Associate - Paris

Alejandra Torres-Camprubi
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Alejandra Torres Camprubí is an associate in the firm’s Paris office and a member of the International Litigation and Arbitration Practice. She is member of the Madrid Bar and is also listed in the Paris Bar as an EU lawyer. Most recently, Alejandra has been a post-doctoral research fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Oslo, as part of an international and interdisciplinary project on the legal consequences of the Anthropocene for International Law. The main area of her research is public international law, with sub-areas of research that include international environmental law, the law on statehood, international human rights and refugee law, law of the sea, and law and policy of international courts and tribunals.

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Education:

  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Ph.D., summa cum laude, 2014
  • University College London, LL.M., Distinction, 2009
  • Université Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne, Bachelor in French Law, Mention Assez-Bien, 2008
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Bachelor in Spanish Law, Sobresaliente, 2008

Languages:

English, Spanish, French, Italian

Representative Experience

  • Republic of Ghana v. Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. International Arbitration under Annex VII of the International Convention on the Law of the Sea before an ITLOS Special Chamber. Member of the team counseling Ghana in case concerning the maritime boundary in the Gulf of Guinea.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo v. Republic of Uganda. Member of the team representing Uganda before the International Court of Justice in the reparations phase related to the damages resulting from the armed activities carried out in the territory of the DRC.
  • Louis Dreyfus Armateurs v. Republic of India. UNCITRAL Ad-Hoc Arbitration. Member of the team representing India in a case brought by a French investor under the France-India bilateral investment treaty arising from a contract concerning the supply and operation of cargo handling equipment.
  • Niko Resources v. Republic of Bangladesh, Bapex & Petrobangla. Member of the team representing Bangladesh two State entities in an ICSID case brought by a Canadian investor concerning the causes and impacts of two gas blowouts.
  • Representation of a private person before the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control.
  • Representation of asylum-seekers in France before the Cour Nationale du Droit d’Asile. Pro bono project in collaboration with Amnesty International France.

Professional Experience

  • Post-doctoral Senior Fellow, Project ‘Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise in the Anthropocene: Challenges for International Law in the 21st Century’, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, (Oslo/Norway, 2014).
  • Teaching and Research Fellow in Public International Law, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, (Madrid/Spain, 2011 - 2013).
  • Institut de Droit international, Reporter for the 75th Rhodes Session (Rhodes/Greece, September 2011).
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 15th Conference of the Parties (COP.15/MOP.5), Legal counsel to the Delegation of East Timor (Copenhagen/Denmark, December 2009).
  • “Sea Level Rise and Impacts on Maritime Zones and Limits: the Work of the ILA Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise” (co-authored with David Freestone and Davor Vidas), Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law, vol. 5 (2017): 1, pp. 5-35.
  • Statehood under Water: Challenges of Sea-Level Rise to the Continuity of Pacific Island States, Brill/Nijhoff (June 2016). Monograph belonging to the Series ‘Legal Aspects on Sustainable Development,’ vol. 22, ISBN13: 9789004321601.
  • ‘Against Fairness? International Environmental Law, Disciplinary Bias and Pareto Justice’, (co-authored with Mario Prost) Leiden Journal of International Law, vol. 25 (2012): issue 2, pp. 379-396.
  • 'Cambio climático y derechos humanos: el desafío de los nuevos refugiados’ [Climate Change and Human Rights: the Challenge of the ‘New Refugees’], (co-authored with Carlos Espósito Massiccic), (June 2011) Relaciones Internacionales (GERI-UAM), vol. 17 (June 2011). pp. 64- 87. Also reproduced in Revista de Derecho Ambiental de la Universidad de Palermo, vol. I (May 2012): issue 1, pp. 7-32.
  • ‘El mecanismo para la reducción de la deforestación y la degradación forestal y para el fomento de los sumideros de carbono (REDD+): Nota sobre un innovador instrumento de mitigación’ [The REDD+ Mechanism for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and for the Enhancement of Carbon Sinks: Note on an Innovative Mitigation Tool], Revista Catalana de Dret Ambiental, vol.1 (Octobre 2010): issue 2, pp. 1-24.
  • ‘Crónica de Derecho Internacional del Medio Ambiente’ [Report on International Environmental Law] (co-authored with Rosa Maria Fernández Egea), published twice a year since June 2009, Revista Electrónica de Estudios Internacionales (REEI), vols. nº18/2009, pp. 1-25; nº19/2010, pp. 1-16; nº20/2010, pp. 1-18; nº21/2011, pp. 1-18; nº22/2011, pp. 1-14; nº23/2012, pp. 1-12; nº25/2013, pp. 1-20, nº 26/2013, pp.1-19; and nº 29/2015, pp. 1-30.

Honors

  • Doctoral Fellowship Formación de Personal Investigador, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, (Madrid/Spain, 2009-2013).
  • UCL Cheng-Cheng Nan Prize, best postgraduate public international law student (London/ UK, 2008/2009).
  • Bourse d’Excellence-Major, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Paris/France, 2004-2008).

Involvement

  • European Society of International Law, co-founder and co-convenor of the ESIL Interest Group on International Environmental Law (2009-present). Member of the Interest Group on Feminism and International Law.
  • International Law Association (Spanish Branch), Member and Reporter of the Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise.
  • Section Editor on International Environmental Law of the forthcoming journal Brill Open Law.
  • University of Groningen, ‘Sustainable Development Goals and Migration/’Environmental Refugees’, Summer Course of the International Institute for Social Studies, (Groningen/Pays Bas, July 2017).
  • University of East Anglia, ‘Statehood under Water’: An approach to Climate-Induced Displacement from the Perspective of the Law on Statehood,” (Norwich/Royaume-Uni, July 2016).
  • Università Statale di Milano, Lecture on ‘Climate Change, State Extinction and Statelessness: a Case Study on the Threat to Disappearance of Pacific Island States” (Milan/Italy, April 2015).
  • King’s College London, Summer Course Lecture on ‘Contemporary Issues on the Law of Statehood’ (London/UK, July 2014).
  • Keele University, Lecture for LLM Program, ‘Climate Change and State Extinction: Exploring the Limits and Nature of Statehood’ (Keele/UK, February 2014).
  • Manchester International Law Center, Lecture for LLM Program, ‘Contemporary Issues of the Law of Statehood’ (Manchester/UK, February 2014).
  • University of Manchester, Guest Speaker for Staff Seminar, ‘Climate Change, State Extinction and International Security’ (Manchester/UK, February 2014).
  • Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Guest Speaker for Staff Seminar, ‘La equidad en el Derecho internacional del medioambiente’ [Fairness in International Environmental Law’] (Buenos Aires/Argentina, April 2013).
  • American Society of International Law/ European Society of International Law, Co-chair and co-organizer of the Joint Conference of the ASIL and ESIL Interest Groups on International Environmental Law, ‘The Changing Nature of International Environmental Law: Evolving Approaches from the United States and the European Union’, (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva/Switzerland, November 2013).
  • Universidad Empresarial Siglo 21, Lecture on ‘La Supervivencia del Estado frente al Cambio Climático: Un Nuevo Paradigma de la Seguridad Internacional’ [The Survival of the State Threatened by Climate Change Impacts: a New International Security Paradigm] (Córdoba/Argentina, August 2012).
  • European Society of International Law, 5th Biannual Forum, Joint Conference of the ESIL Interest Groups on International Environmental Law and on International Economic Law, Co-chair and co-organizer, ‘The United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development: Appraisals and Prospects of a Paradigmatic Concept’ (Valencia/Spain, September 2012).
  • Queen Mary University (UK), Lecture for LLM Program in EU Law, ‘The Law and Politics of the International Regime on Climate Change (1): The State of the Field’ ; as well as ‘The Law and Politics of the International Regime on Climate Change (2): Challenges Ahead’ (London, March 2012).
  • European Society of International Law, 4th Research Forum, Roundtable of the ESIL Interest Group on International Environmental Law, ‘Human Rights and Climate Change’ (Tallinn/Estonia, May 2011).
  • Chinese University of Political Science and Law, Seminar Teacher on European Private Law at the China-EU School of Law, (Beijing/China, September 2010).
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