Dr. Felicity Attard
Dr. Felicity Attard obtained her bachelor and doctor of laws degrees at the University of Malta. Her doctorate thesis dealt with the contribution of IMO to the international law regulating maritime security. She then specialised in international maritime law at IMLI, where she obtained an LL.M with distinction. Her thesis examined maritime security under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. She continued her studies at Queen Mary, University of London, where she was awarded a first class masters degree for her research on the smuggling of persons under the high seas regime. In 2017, she received a M.Jur. in International Maritime Law from IMLI for her research on the duty to render assistance at sea under international law. She has also participated in the International Foundation for the Law of the Sea.
Dr. Attard is an academic in the Faculty of Laws at the University of Malta, where she lectures in international law and the law of the sea. She has been a teaching assistant at Queen Mary, University of London and has lectured on maritime law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, University of London and at the International Ocean Institute.
Dr. Attard has presented papers at a number of international conferences (United Kingdom, Malta, Italy, Cyprus, and Georgia) and has published articles in learned journals including Benedict’s Maritime Bulletin and the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce. She is currently undertaking research on the obligations of the shipmaster when rendering assistance to persons in distress at sea.
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