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LCIL Partner Fellow

Monica Feria-Tinta is a barrister at 20 Essex Street chambers.  She is a specialist in public international law, especially international dispute resolution.  She regularly acts on behalf of, and against, Sovereign States in contentious and advisory proceedings, and advises governments, corporate bodies, non-governmental organisations, and individuals across the full spectrum of international law.

Monica has acted/advised on cases before the International Court of Justice, Court of Appeal, Permanent Court of Arbitration, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, UN organs and regional courts, ICSID, UNCITRAL, SCC and SIAC tribunals, UN Special Rapporteurships and diplomatic fora.  In addition to counsel work, she accepts appointments as arbitrator. She is currently sitting as Arbitrator (Chair) in an investment arbitration with a seat in The Hague.  Her working languages are English, Spanish and French.

Monica's scholarly work has been cited before the International Court of Justice such as in the case of Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United States of America).   She is the author of numerous publications in international law including an upcoming book, Foreign State Immunity and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in English Courts (Oxford University Press). She regularly lectures, and appears as speaker on international law, worldwide. She has been appointed to the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law.   Prior to the Bar, Monica worked for international tribunals including at the International Court of Justice. She acted as Legal Adviser to a State Delegation during the Diplomatic Conference that negotiated the Rome Statute which established the International Criminal Court. Subsequent experience advising government includes having served as Assistant Legal Adviser to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.  

Monica holds an LL.M. with merit from the LSE (where she subsequently taught Public International Law), was trained by the International Law Commission in all areas of general international law under a UN Fellowship, and was awarded the Diploma of the Hague Academy in International Law under Pierre-Marie Dupuy in 2000.  In 2007 she was distinguished with the Gruber Justice Prize, which she received in Washington D.C. at a ceremony chaired by US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  She has also been the recipient of the Inge Genefke International Award, awarded to her for her work in the area of international law.