Prof. Kevin Aquilina

Prof. Kevin Aquilina

Prof. Kevin Aquilina



Room 216
Humanities A (Laws,Theology,Criminology)
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2785
Kevin Aquilina is Professor of Law at the Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta. He has served as the Dean of the Faculty and Head of the Department of Media, Communications and Technology Law, Head of Department of Criminal Law, and Head of Department of Public Law.

He holds a doctorate of philosophy in law (Ph.D.) from the London School of Economics and Political Science of the University of London, a doctorate in law from the University of Malta (LL.D.) and a Masters in International Maritime Law from the International Maritime Organization's International Maritime Law Institute.

He has held the office of Chief Executive of the Maltese audiovisual broadcasting regulator, the Broadcasting Authority, and was Chairman of the Planning Appeals Board and the Press Ethics Commission, and member of the Law Commission, and of the Commission for the Holistic Reform of the Justice Sector.

Professor Aquilina has authored various books, written several reports for Maltese and foreign institutions, drafted many laws and regulations and has published papers in edited books and articles in peer reviewed journals in addition to various contributions to the print and broadcasting media. His books include 'Development Planning Legislation: The Maltese Experience' (Malta: Mireva Publications, 1999); 'Media Law in Malta' (The Netherlands: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, 2014) and 'Malta' in International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Constitutional Law' (also with Kluwer, 2016).

His papers have been published in peer reviewed journals such as Computer Law & Security Review, International Journal of Private Law, Journal of Civil Law Studies, Journal of Human Rights, Cambrian Law Review, Commonwealth Law Bulletin, International Journal of Public Law and Policy, Journal of Medical Ethics, Malta Medical Journal, Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights, Melita Historica, Melita Theologica, the Bank of Valletta Review, Law and Practice, Future Generations Journal, ELSA Malta Law Review and Id-Dritt Law Journal.

Professor Aquilina was till 2020 a regular contributor to IRIS published by the European Audiovisual Observatory of the Council of Europe.
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Maltese Legal System
  • Media Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Public International Law
  • CVL1103 - The Law of Procedure before the Civil Court (Voluntary Jurisdiction Section)
  • LAW5083 - Legislative Drafting and Statutory Interpretation
  • LHM1018 - Basic Notions of Law and Legal History
  • MCT1000 - Research Methods and Legal Writing
  • MCT1005 - Introduction to Law
  • MCT1006 - Introduction to Law (Prolegomena)
  • MCT2011 - Press Law
  • PBL1009 - Local Government Law
  • PBL1025 - Military Law for Members of the Armed Forces of Malta
  • PBL3019 - National Security Law
  • PBL3022 - The Law Regulating Armed Forces
  • PBL5030 - Human Rights Theory and Political Philosophy