Bastida, Ana


  • Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship), CEPMLP
  • 9 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Personal profile


I specialise in law, policy, governance and international cooperation on natural resources, with a particular focus on mining and minerals. I have developed a global perspective on the study of mining & minerals law -which, I argue, is a long-neglected area of enquiry lying at the intersection of the global economy, environmental sustainability, human rights and an equitable future. My book 'The Law and Governance of Mining and Minerals: A Global Perspective' explores a sustainability matrix for the study of mining law and engages with Agenda 2030 and the role of minerals in the 'just energy transition'. This will be published by Hart Publishing in April 2020.

I am interested in a broad range of themes revolving around the role of law and institutional design for sustainability at global, regional, national and local levels, and in federal States; cosmopolitan normative orders; business and human rights; plural understandings of land rights; and the governance of 'linkages' between the global resource sector and local economies. I publish in law, economics and development journals.    

I bring these perspectives into my teaching. I also collaborate with various organisations, acting in advisory roles to governments and institutions. These have included assignments with governments (Argentina, Armenia, Côte d' Ivoire, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Haiti, Mozambique, Mongolia, Montserrat and St Helena Islands), intergovernmental organizations (IADB, UN, UNECA, IFC, World Bank, GIZ, DfID), companies (Anglo American, Rio Tinto, De Beers) and non-governmental organisations (IUCN, RWI, Global Witness, Open Society Justice Initiative) as well as corporate institutions. 

I have participated in major international initiatives aimed at transforming concepts and practices in the sector, including the Mining, Metals and Sustainable Development Project (MMSD) (2002), the International Study Group for the Review of African Mining Regimes (a technical task force of which developed the African Mining Vision) as a member (UNECA, from its inception in 2007), and the Model Mining Development Agreement Project (IBA, 2009). My academic career started as a research fellow at the Institute of Social and Legal Sciences 'Ambrosio Gioja', Law Faculty, University of Buenos Aires. I practised law with the firm Hope, Duggan & Silva in Buenos Aires, with responsibilities in the Mineral and Environmental Law section.

I am a qualified lawyer in Argentina (Specialisation in Natural Resources Law, University of Buenos Aires (cum laude); LL.M in Resources Law and Policy (CEPMLP, Dundee; with distinction), Ph.D (CEPMLP/Dundee). Member of the Environmental Law Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) from 2000; Programme Officer of the Mining Law Committee, International Bar Association; nominated in the Who’s Who of Mining Law consecutively from 1999; member of the Academic Board of Revista Argentina de Derecho de la Energía, Hidrocarburos y Minería; associate editor of Resources Policy; member of the Editorial Board of High Grade -an innovative platform on resource governance and economics-; Trustee-at-large, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation; former Deputy Managing Editor of the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law.

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Projects 2015 2018

Research Output 1997 2020

The Law and Governance of Mining and Minerals: A Global Perspective

Bastida, A., 30 Apr 2020, 1 ed. Oxford: Hart Publishing. 288 p. (Global Energy Law and Policy)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Social Relations

China’s engagement in the mineral sector in Latin America: Lessons learned and opportunities for international cooperation

Vasquez, P. I., Humphreys, D. & Bastida, A. E., 15 Dec 2018, China’s engagement in the mineral sector in Latin America: Lessons learned and opportunities for international cooperation. 15 p. No 8/2018

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

Open Access
European Policy
international cooperation
raw materials
Latin America

“Latin America’s policy priorities on mining and sustainable development, and opportunities for EU cooperation: STRADE Policy Brief No 5/2018

Bastida, A., Jul 2018, European Policy Briefs - STRADE Project, 2018, 5, p. 1-22 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
Latin America
sustainable development

Platforms for Strategic Dialogues on Mining and Minerals: A possible way forward

Humphreys, D., Bastida, A. & Hermann, A., Jul 2017, European Policy Briefs - STRADE Project, 2017, 7, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
raw materials
research project
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Towards Regimes for Sustainable Mineral Resource Management: Constitutional Reform, Law and Judicial Decisions in Latin America

Bastida, A. E. & Bustos, L., Sep 2017, Alternative Pathways to Sustainable Development: Lessons from Latin America . Carbonnier, G., Campodónico, H. & Vázquez, S. T. (eds.). Geneva: Graduate Institute Publications, p. 233-268 36 p. (International Development Policy series; no. 9).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
constitutional reform
decision-making process
Latin America


Excellence in Teaching Annual Award, 2017

Ana Bastida (Recipient), 20 May 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

social science

Activities 2007 2019

Mining in the Context of the SDGs

Ana Bastida (Speaker)
10 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Mineria y Gobernanza Sub-Nacional en el Peru

Ana Bastida (Participant)
8 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Innovations in Lithium Regimes

Ana Bastida (Speaker)
10 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

United Nations’ International Resource Panel

Ana Bastida (Invited speaker)
23 Nov 201724 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

Interview of the Month

Ana Elizabeth Bastida


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Other