Prof. Simone Borg

Prof. Simone Borg

Prof. Simone Borg



Room 308
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2781
Prof Simone Borg read for a doctorate degree in laws (LL.D.) in 1991 and a Magister Juris degree in International in 1994 from the University of Malta. In 2009, she obtained her Ph.D. on the Conservation of Marine Natural Resources at the International Maritime Law Institute. Prof Borg worked for the public sector from 1991 to 2004 first as a First Secretary with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and then Head of the Legal and Multilateral Affairs Section within the Ministry of the Environment. During this time she was mainly responsible for negotiating Malta's position in International Environmental Multilateral Agreements, the drafting of legislation and legal policy making in environmental law. She coordinated the transposition of the environmental and energy acquis communautaire during Malta's negotiations to become an EU member State. She also participated in various research projects with the European Union and the United Nations. Prof Simone Borg served as the first Chairperson to Malta's Occupational Health and Safety Authority. Presently, she is Chair of the Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Head of Department of the Environmental law and Resources law within the Faculty of Laws at the University of Malta. Prof Borg is also a visiting lecturer at: the Catholic University of Leuven, the IMO's International Maritime Law Institute and the University of Auckland in New Zealand. She has published law books as well as many articles and papers in law journals. She is a Co Chair of the Forum of European Legal Experts on Climate Change Adaptation and Chair of the Platform of University of Malta Academics on Climate Change. She is the director of the International Master of Arts Programme in Ocean Governance and a Fellow of the Sustainability Institute Bruges. Prof Simone is an Expert on the European Union Expert Team for Horizon 2020 SC5 Advisory Group.She has recently been awarded the Order of Merit by the President of France for her work in environmental law.
  • International Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Climate Change Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Maritime Law
  • Conservation of Marine Resources
  • Energy Law

Borg, S. 2013/2014, "The Influence of International Caselaw on the Conservation of Living Marine Resources Beyond National Jurisdiction" in Oxford Yearbook of International Environmental Law 2013, ed. C. Fauchauld, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Borg, S. 2012, Conservation on the High Seas: Harmonizing International Regimes for Sustainable Use of  Living Resources, New Horizons in Energy Law and Environmental Law Series edn, Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham UK.

Deidun, A., Borg, S. & Micallef, A. 2011, "
Making the Case for Marine Spatial Planning in the Maltese Islands.
 ", Ocean Development and International Law, vol. 42, pp. 136-137-154.

Borg, S. 2009, " The Maltese Initiative on Climate Change. " in Serving the Rule of International law, Essays in Honour of Professor David Attard, Vol I., ed. N. Martinez Gutierrez,.

Borg, S. & Cassar Torregiani, P. 2009, Malta Report: Consular and Diplomatic Protection: the Legal Framework in EU Member States. , Published by DG Justice of the European Union., Brussels.

Borg, S. 2007,  MILIEU Report for Malta on the Inventory of EU Member States and Measures Taken on Access to Justice in Environmental Matters. , EU's DG Justice and DG Environment, Brussels.

Borg, S. 2001, "
 Environmental Law Monograph for Malta.  " in International Encyclopaedia of Laws, Environmental Law in Malta, eds. R. Blanpain & K. Deketelaere, Environmental Law Series, edn, Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands.

Borg, S. 1998, "
A Guardian for Future Generations under International Law. " in Guarding Intergenerational Rights Over Natural Resources  , eds. E. Agius & S. Busuttil, Earthscan Publications, London.

Borg, S. 1996, "Implications of Expected Climatic Changes for Malta. " in Climatic Change and the Mediterranean Vol 2, Arnold Publishers London,   UNEP Publication 1996., eds. L. Jeftic, S. Keckes & J. Pernetta,.

  • EER5203 - Sustainable Development Law and Policy
  • ENR3010 - Sustainable Engineering
  • ERL1001 - Development Planning Legislation
  • ERL2004 - Basic Notions of Environmental and Planning Law
  • ERL3001 - Principles of International Environmental Law
  • ERL4000 - Climate Change and International Law
  • EST3190 - European Environmental Law and Policy
  • GSC5103 - Multilateral Diplomacy and International Rule-making and Regional Sea Governance Policy Simulation Exercise
  • INL2000 - Basic Principles of International Law
  • INL3000 - Selected Topics in International Law
  • IRL2075 - Environmental Issues in International Relations
  • MCT1005 - Introduction to Law
  • SPI1711 - Landscape and Human Impact