On 2nd July of 2014, diplomatic community in The Netherlands welcomed H.E. María Teresa Infante as newly appointed Chilean Ambassador and Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
H.E. María Teresa Infante is highly professional lawyer with incredible experience in both academic and government spheres, where she has shown her strong commitment to International Law and Order. She studied Bachelor of Laws in University of Chile and later decided to undertake postgraduate studies in the top-leading institutions of Madrid and Geneva.
In 1980, H.E. María Teresa Infante was honored to represent Chile as a member of the delegation in research missions of Permanent Commission for the South Pacific, Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and United Nations Development Programme. Moreover, Ambassador Infante was a key figure in diplomatic negotiations with neighboring countries on the issues concerning integration, international law and frontier cooperation policies.
In 1987, H.E. María Teresa Infante was appointed to be Director of Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile. In the same time period, she gained scholarly reputation and became a visiting professor in various academic institutions in Argentina, Spain and Brazil. Since 2008, Ambassador Infante had served as Co-Director of the LL.M. Program on Investments, Trade and Arbitration, offered jointly by the University of Heidelberg and the University of Chile, Santiago and Heidelberg, Germany. Throughout her academic career, H.E. María Teresa Infante had written numerous journal articles and books on Law of the Sea.
Hence, as a prominent expert in the Law of the Sea, H.E. María Teresa Infante was appointed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile to be a co-agent in defense of Chile in the Maritime Dispute case (Peru v. Chile) before the International Court of Justice in The Hague (1997-2014).