Serving the Rule of International Law: Essays in Honour of Professor David Joseph Attard

Serving the Rule of International Law is a collection of essays to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Professor David Attard’s academic career. Professor Attard, one of Malta’s most eminent international lawyers, has played a crucial role in the development of international law, particularly in the areas of international maritime law and climate change.

This Liber Amicorum is the result of a fruitful cooperation amongst statesmen, distinguished politicians, practitioners and academics involved in the field of international law.

It includes contributions by the Hon. Lawrence Gonzi (Prime Minister of Malta), Prof. Guido DeMarco (President Emeritus, Republic of Malta / Former President of the United Nations General Assembly), Dr. Ugo Mifsud Bonnici (President Emeritus, Republic of Malta), Ambassador Lino Vassallo (Permanent Representative of Malta to the International Maritime Organization), Ambassador Saviour F. Borg (Permanent Representative of Malta to the United Nations), Ambassador Gunter Weiss (Former EU Ambassador), Judge Giovanni Bonello (Judge of the European Court of Human Rights), Dr. Michael Bartolo (Former Ambassador to the United Nations and the Specialized Agencies in Geneva and Vienna and the World Trade Organization), Mr. Ranier Fsadni (Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malta on Mediterranean and Maritime Affairs), Prof. Juanito Camilleri (Rector, University of Malta), Prof. Giuseppe Cataldi (Professor of International Law / Pro-Rector, University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’), Prof. Tullio Scovazzi (Professor of International Law, University of Milano, Bicocca, Milan), Prof. Stephen Calleya (Director, Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, University of Malta), Prof. Mary Durfee (Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University), Prof. Dietrich Kappeler (Former Founding Director and Chairman of the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies / Former President of DiploFoundation), Prof. Salvino Busuttil (Former Ambassador to France and Portugal / Former UN Director), Prof. Kevin Aquilina (Associate Professor and Head, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Laws, University of Malta), Dr. Omar Grech (Co-ordinator of Human Dimension Programme and Lecturer in International Law, Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies), Dr. Simone Borg (Lecturer Department of International Law, University of Malta / Visiting Lecturer, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium / Consultant in Environmental Law), and Dr. Raymond Mangion (Member of the Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Malta).

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