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Under-Secretary

Ximena Fuentes Torrijo

Undersecretary Ximena Fuentes Torrijo is a lawyer with a degree in Law and Social Sciences from the Universidad de Chile and a PhD in International Law from the University of Oxford. Her doctoral thesis was entitled: "The criteria of equitable utilization of international watercourses in general international law".

She is also a professor of Public International Law at the Universidad de Chile. She has taught at the Universidad de Talca, the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and in the Master of International Law of the University of Heidelberg in Latin America.

Between 2008 and 2012 she served as an attorney advisor to Chile in the lawsuit filed by Peru to the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Subsequently, she served as executive coordinator of Chile's defense in the case Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean Bolivia v. Chile. In 2016 she was appointed Agent of Chile in the International Court of Justice for the Case on the status and use of Silala waters Chile v. Bolivia.

Prior to her designation by President Gabriel Boric, she worked as National Director of Borders and Boundaries of the State, a position that she assumed through the High Public Management System.