Gabriela A. Oanta is an associate professor of public international law and international relations at the University of A Coruña (Spain). She is also in charge with the Academic Coordination of the Master Programme on European Union Studies at the same university. After having completed her B. A. in Law in Bucharest (Romania) in 1999, she holds a LLM degree on European Union Studies and a PhD in public international law (Ph.D Extraordinary Award) from the University of A Coruña. She has been a member of different research groups and projects financed by various international and Spanish research institutions. She is an author of different publications especially on the international law of the sea, Common Fisheries Policy and international development law.