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Prof. Patricia Vella de Fremeaux

B.A.(Legal & Humanistic Stud.),LL.D.,B.C.L.(Oxon.),Ph.D.(I.M.L.I.)

Associate Professor
International Law
Faculty of Laws
Room 218
Humanities A (Laws,Theology,Criminology)
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2787

Head of Department
International Law
Faculty of Laws
Room 218
Humanities A (Laws,Theology,Criminology)
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2787

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Biography

Patricia Vella de Fremeaux obtained her law degree from the University of Malta in 1999. Her post-graduate studies were carried out at Oxford University where she graduated in Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) in 2000. She then returned to Malta to lecture in Public International Law at the University of Malta where she is now Head of the International Law Department. She obtained her PhD from the IMO, International Maritime Law Institute, focusing on combating contemporary threats to maritime security. Her research interests focus on the analysis of contemporary maritime threats, primarily piracy and migrant smuggling. Her book, ‘Migrant Smuggling by Sea: Combating a Current Threat to Maritime Security through the Creation of a Cooperative Framework’ was published by Martinus Nijhoff in 2010.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • Law of the Sea and Maritime Security


Selected Publications

Mallia, P. 2011, "Addressing Security Threats on the High Seas: What of Flag State Exclusivity?", Benedict's Maritime Bulletin, vol. Vol 8, no. No 4, pp. 251.

Mallia, P. 2011, "Irregular Maritime Migration in Context", Id-Dritt Law Journal, vol. Vol XXI, no. March 2011, pp. --.

Mallia, P. 2010, "The Fight against Piracy and Armed Robbery against ships off the Coast of Somalia: International Cooperation Illustrated" in Serving the Rule of International Maritime Law: Essays in Honour of Professor David Joseph Attard, ed. N.A. Martinez Gutierrez, Routledge, London, pp. 216.

Mallia, P. 2010, Migrant Smuggling at Sea: Combating a Current Threat to Maritime Security through the Creation of a Cooperative Framework, Martinus Nijhoff, The Netherlands.

Mallia, P. 2010, "When Rights and Duties Collide: the Challenge facing Malta in the Fight against Irregular Maritime Migration" in Migration, Development and Diplomacy: Perspectives from the Southern Mediterranean, eds. I. Ireta & D. Lutterbeck, RSP, Eritrea, pp. 147.

Mallia, P. "Irregular Migration and the case for Cooperation", Ulysse 2009: A Mediterranean Voyage, Malta Encounter, October 2009.

Mallia, P. 2006, "The Renvoi Debate", Id-Dritt Law Journal, vol. Vol XIX.

Mallia, P. 2002, Corporate Social Responsibility, November 2002 edn.

Mallia, P. 2002, "Staying Litigation for Arbitration: One Angle of the Interface between the Courts and Arbitration", Arbitration, vol. Vol 68, no. 4, pp. 389.

Mallia, P. 2000, The Siamese Twins' Case: Some Legal Considerations, 15 October 2000 edn.

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