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Prof. Kevin Aquilina

Prof. Kevin Aquilina

Dip.Phil.,B.A.(Rel.Stud.),B.A.(Hons.)(Patr.Stud.),M.A.(Dip.Stud.),LL.M.(I.M.L.I),LL.D.,Ph.D.(L.S.E.)

Professor
Media, Communications & Technology Law
Faculty of Laws
Room 216
Humanities A (Laws,Theology,Criminology)
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2785

Dean
Faculty of Laws
Room 216
Humanities A (Laws,Theology,Criminology)
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2785

Head of Department
Media, Communications & Technology Law
Faculty of Laws
Room 216
Humanities A (Laws,Theology,Criminology)
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2785

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Biography

Kevin Aquilina is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta. He is also Head of the Department of Media, Communications and Technology 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 currently lectures on Media Law and Administrative Law. 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. 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 is a regular contributor to IRIS – Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory – of the Council of Europe.

Research Interests & Publications

Selected Publications

Aquilina, K. & Mulaj, K. March, 2, 2017, "Limitations in attributing state responsibility under the Genocide Convention", Journal of Human Rights, .

Aquilina, K. 2016, 'Malta' in International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Constitutional Law, Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands.

Aquilina, K. 2015, "'Do Pronouncements of the Constitutional Court Bind erga omnes? The Common Law Doctrine of stare decisis versus the Civil Law Doctrine of Non-Binding Case Law within a Maltese Law Context'" in Mixed Legal Systems, East and West, eds. V.V. Palmer, M. Mattar & A.(.). and Koppel , Ashgate., Surrey, England, pp. 43-53.

Aquilina, K. September, 2014, Media Law in Malta, Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, The Netherlands.

Aquilina, K. 2014, "The Strasbourg Court's Case Law and Its Impact on Parliamentary Removal of a Judge in Malta: Turning Over a New Leaf?", International Human Rights Law Review, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 248-275.

Aquilina, K. 2014, "Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone" in The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law, Volume I: The Law of the Sea, eds. D. Attard, M. Fitzmaurice & N. Martinez Gutierrez, Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K., pp. 26-70.

Aquilina, K. & Iaquinta, P. (eds) 2013, Il Sistema Ambiente, Tra Etica, Diritto Ed Ambiente, CEDAM Casa Editrice Dott. Antonio Milani, Padua, Italy.

Aquilina, K. 2012, "The Parliament of Malta versus the Constitution of Malta: Parliament's Law Making Function under Section 65(1) of the Constitution", Commonwealth Law Bulletin, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 217-249.

Aquilina, K. 2011, "The Freedom to Impart Political Information vs the Absolute Broadcasting Ban on Political Advertising - A Human Rights Perspective", International Journal of Private Law, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 79-99.

Aquilina, K. 2011, "Protection of Journalistic Sources in Maltese Law: An Appraisal from the Viewpoint of the European Convention of Human Rights", International Journal of Public Law and Policy, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 245-263.

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