Nadia Sánchez Castillo-Winckels is a lawyer and a scholar specialized in public international law with a focus on environmental law. She holds an LLM and a PhD from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and an LLB from the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile. Her published work concentrates on sustainable natural resource governance. In October 2020, she defended her doctoral dissertation titled International Law and the Sustainable Governance of Shared Natural Resources: A Principled Approach. She founded Ambiente & Derecho, an initiative that promotes the harmonization of Chilean environmental legislation with international environmental law through engaging in scholarly activities, dissemination and legal practice.
Nadia is a former lecturer in public international law at the China Youth University of Political Studies and the University of International Business and Economics, both in Beijing, China. She was also a guest lecturer at Nanchang University. In addition, she has experience in governmental and international institutions, including at the Chilean and Mexican export promotion bureaus, the United Nations International Law Commission, and the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. She has litigated before Chilean courts.
Nadia joined the Hague Academy of International Law in 2008 (Summer Programme) and 2011 (External Programme). She was a member of the International Law Association’s Committee on the Role of International Law in Sustainable Natural Resource Management, which finished its mandate in December 2020. She completed a two-year full-time programme in Chinese language and culture at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (2005-2007).