The Registry

Ms Ximena Hinrichs Oyarce, Registrar

Registrar of the Tribunal since 20 September 2019

Born: Concepción, Chile, 26 November 1963. 

Education: Law degree, School of Law and Social Sciences, University of Concepción (1988); Lawyer (Abogado, 1989); Magistra Legum (LL.M.), University of Hamburg (1991); Doctor iuris, University of Hamburg (PhD, 1996).

Professional Experience: Private practice (1989); PhD candidate and researcher, Law of the Sea Institute, University of Hamburg (1992-1994); Associate Professional Officer, International Maritime Organization (1995-1997); International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: Associate Legal Officer (1997-2001), Legal Officer (2001-2013), Senior Legal Officer/Head of Legal Office (2013-2017); Deputy Registrar (2017-2019); Lecturer: Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (2001-2005), HafenCity University (2006-present), University of Bremen (ISATEC programme, 2008-present), International Maritime Law Institute (academic year 2010/2011), Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (Walther-Schücking-Institut für Internationales Recht (2016), Summer School, Jean Monnet Module, European Union and the Law of the Sea (2015-present), Summer Academy, International Foundation for the Law of the Sea (2018-2019); World Maritime University (Law of the Sea Course 3/2019).  

Member: Sociedad Chilena de Derecho Internacional; American Society of International Law; International Law Association (German Branch); Scientific Committee of the Institute for the Law of the Sea and International Marine Environmental Law (ISRIM).

Publications: Author of publications on law of the sea and international law, including: Die Ausschließliche Wirtschaftszone und die Praxis der lateinamerikanischen Staaten, 1997; “Measures against Smuggling of Migrants at Sea: A Law of the Sea related Perspective”, RBDI, 2003; “Preamble and Articles 1 to 9”, in: The Rules of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea - A Commentary, 2006; “Red Crusader Incident (1961)”, “Pueblo Incident (1968)”, “Postal Ships”, “Argentina-Chile Frontier Cases”, in: The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law; “Troubled Waters between Chile and Peru – Early Reflections on a Maritime Boundary Claim”, Indian Journal on International Law, 2009; “Tätigkeiten im Tiefseeboden außerhalb einzelstaatlicher Souveränität”, Ad Legendum, 2013; “Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships and Technology Transfer”, in: Green Innovations and IPR Management, 2013; “Current Ocean Law Issues in the Indian Ocean  Region”, in: Regions, Institutions, and Law of the Sea, 2013; “The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea”, in: The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law, 2014; “Sponsoring States in the Area: obligations, liability and the role of developing States”, Marine Policy, 2016; “The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and Customary International Law” (with Tullio Treves), in: The Judge and International Custom, 2016; “The Latin American Perspective on Global Ocean Governance”, in: The IMLI Treatise on Global Ocean Governance, 2018; “Enforcement measures at sea with reference to the case law of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea”, Il Diritto Maritimo, 2018; contributions to Environmental Policy and Law, 2008 and 2009, and on ITLOS cases to the Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005; "The Latin American Perspective on Global Ocean Governance", in: The IMLI Treatise on Global Ocean Governance Volume I: UN and Global Ocean Governance, 2018.