Gabriela Arguello


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About Gabriela Arguello

Gabriela Argüello, BA, LLM, JD, is a Research fellow financed by The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities. She specializes in the law of the sea and is a member of the Centre for Collective Action Research (CeCAR), the Shipping Group at the Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment (SIME) and the Centre for Sea and Society. Gabriela completed her JD in Maritime and Transport Law at the University of Gothenburg. She also holds a Master’s degree in Maritime Law from Lund University and completed her undergraduate law studies in Ecuador at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. Her research interests focus on interdisciplinary global environmental challenges related to the oceans and involving multi-scale actors (States, international organizations, industries, and civil society organizations). She has researched various topics, including waste management, ship recycling, ship source pollution, and ocean governance.

Ongoing Research Projects:

  • Just Energy Transition for the Ocean: Offshore renewable energy and the legal construction of ocean multi-use spaces: 2023-2028
  • Smart Port Enforcement: The Prevention of Marine Pollution by Algorithm: 2022-2023

Previous Research Projects

  • Marine Governance in the Arctic Marine Environment: 2019-2022. To know more about the Arctic Marine Environment, click on the following link:

Gabriela has presented and published her work on various international conferences and international peer-reviewed journals. She is the sole author of the book: Marine Pollution, Shipping Waste and International Law. Great Britain: Routledge, 2019. Here you can read the reviews of this book:

Jessen, Henning in The Journal of International Maritime Law, 25:6, November December 2019, 519.

Kirchner, Stefan in The Yearbook of Polar Law,12:1, December 2020, 477.

She also reviews articles from several academic journals including, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Ocean Development and International Law, RECIEL and The Ocean Yearbook.

Gabriela is the Director of the advanced course HRS500 International Law in the Maritime Context. She teaches public international law, the law of the sea, and maritime law.

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Research areas

  • Ocean Governance, Ship Source Pollution, Marine Environmental Law, Transboundary Movement of Wastes, Waste Management, Law of the Sea.

Teaching areas

  • International Environmental Law, The Law of the Sea, Public International Law, Marine Environmental Law

Selected publications

Argüello, Gabriela. "Opportunities for Protecting Biological Diversity in the Arctic Ocean." The Yearbook of Polar Law 13, no. 1 (2022): 127-53.

Argüello, Gabriela. "The International Maritime Organization and Regime Interaction: Cooperation or Hegemony?". Cambridge International Law Journal, 10, no. 2 (2021): 255–79.

Argüello, Gabriela "Environmentally Sound Management of Ship Wastes: Challenges and Opportunities for European Ports." Journal of Shipping and Trade 5, no. 12 (2020): 1-21.

Argüello, Gabriela Marine Pollution, Shipping Waste and International Law. Routledge Research in International Environmental Law. Great Britain: Routledge, 2019.

Argüello, Gabriela . "International Law on Ship Recycling and Its Interface with EU Law." Marine Pollution Bulletin (2016).