Foley Hoag Associate Dr. Alejandra Torres Camprubí Authors Book on Consequences of Sea-level Rise to the Continuity of Statehood

August 24, 2016

Dr. Alejandra Torres Camprubí, an associate in Foley Hoag LLP's Paris office, recently authored "Statehood Under Water: Challenges of Sea-Level Rise to the Continuity of Pacific Island States." The book, published by Brill/Nijhoff, addresses the concept of statehood through an analysis on how sea-level rise challenges the territorial, demographical and political dimensions of the State.

"Statehood Under Water" closely examines the fight for survival undertaken by low-lying Pacific Island States. Chapters cover the threats of de-territorialisation, de-population and government failure. The book sheds light on overly formal approaches to the law on statehood, and is devoted to the reconstruction of the context in which both the challenges, and the measures adopted to tackle them, are taking place.

As a member of Foley Hoag's International Litigation & Arbitration Department, Dr. Torres Camprubí's practice is focused on public international law, investor-State arbitration, maritime and land boundary disputes, and the International Court of Justice.

Additional information on "Statehood Under Water" can be found here.

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