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Ana Sánchez Cobaleda

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Assistant Professor, Universitat de Barcelona

Legal Advisor, EUP2P


Assistant professor in international law and EU law at the University of Barcelona and Legal Advisor in the European Union's Outreach Programme on the control of strategic trade in Southeast Asia.

She holds a PhD in Law from the University of Barcelona (Extraordinary PhD Award) and has been a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Leiden and at EsadeGeo. Her research focuses on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the control of dual-use items and European security. She has been a visiting research fellow at King's College London, the University of Amsterdam, KU Leuven, the University of Geneva and the Council of Europe.

A graduate of the Montpellier University and the OECD's International School of Nuclear Law, she worked as a lawyer in a Spanish-German lawfirm and at the United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean. She studied law at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where she graduated, and holds an LLM and an MA in International Cooperation and Development from the UB.

She is the author of several works published in scientific journals and collective books and a member of various research groups dedicated to international cooperation in the field of security.

Background and education

  • (2019) PhD International Law & IIRR, Universitat de Barcelona
  • (2016) Postgraduate Degree in International Nuclear Law, University of Montpellier & OCDE's NEA
  • (2014) LlM, Universitat de Barcelona
  • (2012) MA in International Cooperation and Development, Universitat de Barcelona
  • (2010) Bachelor in Law, Universitat Pompeu Fabra


  • 2023. Premi mobilitat joves investigadors, Societat Econòmica Barcelonesa d'Amics del País (SEBAP). Link
  • 2021. Excellency Award PhD, UB. Link
  • 2019Next Generation fellow on Gender, Peace and Security of the think-tank Women in International Security. Link
  • 2018UB Representative of the LERU group of experts on dual-use goods, knowledge security and foreign interference. Link

Professional memberships & affiliations

  • ESIL (European Society of International Law)
  • AEPDIRI (Asociación Española de Profesores de Derecho Internacional y RRII)
  • WIST (Women in Strategic Trade)
  • SWIIS (Spanish Women in International Law)


Research projects

  • The international legal system for sustainable tourism governance (ILSSToGo), «Proyectos de Generación de Conocimiento», Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Researcher). Enlace

  • Global Governance and the European Union: Future Trends and Scenarios (GLOBE) - Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Union under Grant Agreement no. 822654 (Researcher). Enlace

Selected publications

  • Sánchez Cobaleda, Ana.2023.La regulación internacional de los bienes de doble uso.Madrid:Marcial Pons.Link
  • Nicolini Gabriel, João Paulo; Sánchez Cobaleda, Ana

    2023.Tlatelolco Treaty: The Global South’s Postcolonial Contestation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime.Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice,Link
  • Sánchez Cobaleda, Ana.2023.Defining dual-use items: legal approximations to an ever-relevant notion.The Nonproliferation Review,Vol. 28.Link
  • Michel, Quentin; Sánchez Cobaleda, Ana; et al.

    2022.How the new EU Dual-Use Regulation could benefit third countries?.European Studies Unit (ESU), University of Liège,Working paper funded by the European UnionLinkLogo open access
  • Sánchez Cobaleda, Ana.2022.El impacto del Brexit en los controles de exportaciones estratégicas.In:

    Huici, L. and Badia, A.

    El Brexit y sus consecuencias.Madrid:Marcial Pons.Link
  • Sánchez Cobaleda, Ana.2021.Revisitando el Tratado sobre la No Proliferación de Armas Nucleares ante la Décima Conferencia de Examen.Revista Electrónica de Estudios Internacionales,nº 42, diciembreLinkLogo open access
  • Sánchez Cobaleda, Ana.2018.Capacity Development in water management.In:

    Badia, A. and Huici, L.

    Agua, recurso natural limitado: entre el desarrollo sostenible y la seguridad internacional.Madrid:Marcial Pons.Link
  • Sánchez Cobaleda, Ana.2015.The CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence of the European Union: the case of Morocco.Paix et Sécurité Internationales,September/03LinkLogo open access