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Dr Louise Spiteri
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Dr Louise Spiteri (nee Farrugia) is a lawyer, currently working as an assistant lecturer at the University of Malta, namely with the Environmental and Resource Law Department established at the Faculty of Laws in the year 2010. At the moment she is also working on a part time basis on her Ph.D. research being concentrated mainly on market based instruments for environmental protection, with Dr Zen Makuch Head of Department, Director of Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London.

Before joining the newly established department at the University of Malta, Dr Spiteri had worked within the public service of Malta as a legal officer dealing with various areas of law, and she had also worked abroad with the European Court of Justice, as a lawyer linguist. These experiences has contributed to her know how in the drafting of legislation, internal and international negotiations, and litigation both at the national law courts as well as at the European Court of Justice.

She has also published articles mainly on environmental legislation in the Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights, published a book and monograph on Environmental law in Malta with Kluwer publishers, and published an Article on Malta’s international environmental obligations in the National Report for the World Summit of 2002.

Furthermore, she has also done work as a freelance legal consultant specialising on environmental issues; where she:

  • contributed towards the authoring of a number of environmental impact assessments (particularly the legal review aspect); as well as
  • provided legal advise and research on particular planning issues
  • provided comprehensive legal framework analysis on particular environmental aspects such as:
    • on Tender No. T09/03 Submission of Data sheets and final report re tender for the setting up of a list of Alien Fauna (The report analysed both local and international laws which afford protection of alien species, and also carried out an analysis where a new law was drafted for local protection for alien species introduced within the Maltese Territory).
    • the writing of a report entitled “Review and Critical Assessment of the Existing Legal Framework for Ground Water in Malta,” as well as the legal drafting of national legislation to conform to a new national water management policy and strategy. A project commissioned by the Food and Agriculture Organization in order to assist in the providing of a legal framework for good groundwater management in Malta (TCP/MAT/2901).
  • an Evaluation Study on the Implementation of Directive 2009/123/EC on amending Directive 2005/35/EC on ship-source pollution and on the introduction of penalties for infringements.
  • A study carried out for a private company entitled Research and summaries of environmental legal notices which are applicable in an office environment.

New Book by Dr Simone Borg
Conservation on the High Seas  - Harmonizing International Regimes for the Sustainable Use of Living Resources
Last Updated: 25 October 2013

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