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Monica Feria-Tinta

20 Essex Street Chambers
Monica is a barrister (an advocate specialising in courtroom advocacy and litigation), a specialist in public international law. Her practice covers the full spectrum of public international law areas including, state responsibility, environmental law, human rights, investment law and international dispute settlement. Her practice also covers conflict of laws, including in the context of disputes relating to corporate responsibility, in English courts. Monica acts as counsel in cases before English courts, international courts, and arbitral tribunals under a variety of rules and applicable laws. She has appeared or advised before the International Court of Justice, Permanent Court of Arbitration, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, UN Human Rights Committee, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (on several ground-breaking cases), ICSID and SIAC tribunals, ICTY, UN Special Rapporteurships and diplomatic fora.
Monica acts for States and private parties. Her litigation practice in England regularly involves cross-border, multi-jurisdictional disputes. She has advised in significant disputes involving major international energy companies such as in matters concerning exploration of gas in one of the largest undeveloped gas reserves in South America, the Camisea Gas Project (and the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon), and on collective rights to property and the entitlements to land and natural resources of Mayan Communities, as well as the right to consultation in the context of large-scale investment and corporate responsibility in hydro-electric projects in Guatemala. In litigation, Monica advised in the landmark Ocensa pipeline litigation in the English High Court, brought by Colombian farmers claiming for environmental damage and damage to their land, allegedly caused by the construction of an oil pipeline, against BP, and decided by the English Courts under Colombian law. The case was described in the media as "one of the largest cases in environmental legal history", the trial lasted 5 months.

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