Monica Feria-Tinta

About/Bio

Monica Feria-Tinta is a barrister at 20 Essex Street Chambers. She practises in public international law, conflict of laws and international arbitration. She acts for States and private parties. Her expertise covers all areas across the field of PIL. Prior to the bar she taught PIL at the LSE, as Teaching Assistant to H.E. Judge Christopher Greenwood, worked for international tribunals in the Hague(ICJ & ICTY), and appeared as counsel before regional and UN organs in landmark cases. Her international litigation work received the 2007 Gruber Justice Prize. She was awarded The Hague Academy Diploma of International Law under Prof. Pierre-Marie Dupuy in 2000.

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The Rise of Environmental Law in International Dispute Resolution: Inter-American Court of Human Rights issues Landmark Advisory Opinion on Environment and Human Rights

The Inter-American Court’s Advisory Opinion on Environment and Human Rights, released on 7 February 2018 (in Spanish only) (for brevity “AO”), is the latest and potentially most significant decision in a series of high profile international judicial rulings which acknowledge legal consequences for environmental harm. As recently as 2 February 2018, the International Court of Justice in…

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The South China Sea case: Chess Arbitration?

This post looks into the wider questions The South China Sea recent award raises and its possible impact.   Looking back at the rare examples in international law in which States chose not to appear to participate in the proceedings, I address questions such as "what good is an award that cannot be enforced" and what role has arbitration…

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Extra-Territorial Claims in the “Spider’s Web” of the Law? UK Supreme Court Judgment in Ministry of Defence v Iraqi Civilians

Over the past decade, the direction of travel of jurisprudence by English courts has significantly departed from an earlier position that considered the acts of the UK government in the exercise of foreign relations to be a non-justiciable area, and shifted towards scrutiny of the impact of UK foreign policy decisions on individuals (see Al Rawi v Secretary…

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