Nilüfer Oral is Director of the Centre of International Law (CIL) at the National University of Singapore. She is a member of the UN International Law Commission and Co-chair of the Study Group on Sea-level rise in relation to international law and was Second Vice-Chair of the ILC in 2019. Between 2009-2016 she was a change negotiator for the Turkish Ministry. She has also appeared before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. Nilufer Oral is a Distinguished Fellow of the Law of the Sea Institute at Berkeley Law (University of California Law Berkeley); Senior Fellow of the National University of Singapore Law School; and Honorary Research Fellow at University of Dundee. She is a member of the IUCN-WCEL Steering Committee. She was elected to the IUCN Council 2012-2016 and served as the Co-chair of the WCEL Specialist Group on Oceans, Coasts and Coral Reefs. She was Chair of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. She has published numerous articles edited several books, and has spoken at many international conferences.