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Gabriela Argüello


Gabriela Argüello
+46 31 786 6699

Room number: B604
Postal Address: Box 650, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 41124 Göteborg

Department of Law (More Information)
Box 650
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 411 24 Göteborg

About Gabriela Argüello

My doctoral thesis is concerned with the management of wastes generated on board vessels while at sea and after they are discharged to port reception facilities. Ship wastes are studied from an international and EU law perspective.

It examined the regimes set up to deal with the transboundary movement of wastes and ship-source pollution so as to elucidate the obligations and legal principles governing such regimes. Considering the rationalebehind these regimes, the author concludes that treaty obligations concerning transboundary movements of wastes are inapplicable to ship wastes while on board ships and on land. Despite the limitations of the transboundary movement of wastes regime, the thesis argues that the principle of Environmentally Sound Management (ESM)embodied in this regime has gradually transformed into a legal principle. The most important contribution of ESM is its integrative function.This integrative function has several outcomes. First, ESM is the point of departure for addressing legal gaps in the regulation of wastes, and consequently it provides the desired coherence to the legal system since it acts as a bridge between several regulatory and sectoral levels. Second, ESM offers a new light with which to understand and interpret existing obligations. Finally, ESM provides a renewed impetus to regimes that directly and indirectly govern wastes. This impetus translates into greater coordination and the establishment of cross-sectional policies. 

I hold a master’s degree in Maritime Law from Lund University. My undergraduate studies were done in the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, where I obtained the degrees of Licentiate in Juridical Sciences and Lawyer in 2008. During my undergraduate years, I was ranked first of my class and I was granted with a partial scholarship for academic excellence by the University at my home country.

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Research areas

  • Ship Source Pollution, Marine Environmental Law, Transboundary Movement of Wastes, Law of the Sea, hazardous substances

Teaching areas

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

Selected publications

International law on ship recycling and its interface with EU law
Argüello Moncayo, Gabriela
Marine Pollution Bulletin, 109:1, s. 301-309, 2016

Testing the boundaries between the Basel and MARPOL regimes: are they complementary or mutually exclusive?
Argüello Moncayo, Gabriela
Transportation Research Procedia, 2017

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European Regulation on Ship Recycling and its Interface with International Law: An Emerging Regime Beyond the Realm of Wastes
Gabriela Argüello Moncayo
The Sixth Maritime Law & Policy International Postgraduate Research Conference, City Law London, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution


Hazardous Wastes' Trade: A Global Concern
Gabriela Argüello Moncayo
The Maritime Law and Policy Postgraduate Research Conference 2012, City University London, Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution

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