‘States’ Powers in the Contiguous Zone vis-a-vis an Environmental Threat’


Dr Ann M. Bugeja has recently had her post graduate degree thesis (LL.M.) published in book format by Lambert Academic Publishing. Ann joined CSB Group in January 2011 where she is still working and is particularly active in the area of Maritime Law, Employment Law and Immigration (including Citizenship by Naturalisation and Special Tax Status). She read law at the University of Malta and was conferred a B.A. in Legal and Humanistic (European) Studies in 2006, and a Diploma of Notary Public in 2007. She obtained her doctorate of Laws in 2009 after having defended her thesis entitled “Is Maltese Law with regard to the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Sea Satisfactory?”

The research study forming part of the conferment of the Master’s qualification, is entitled ‘States’ Powers in the Contiguous Zone vis-a-vis an Environmental Threat’, and it delves into the powers the coast state has should there be a pollution incident in the contiguous zone. The study revolves around the Republic of Malta, its Laws and Subsidiary Legislation with an insight to the European Union Laws and Regulations and International Conventions to which Malta is signatory.  One particular chapter also provides a comparison with other Mediterranean States, namely Italy and France.

This research study was part of the Masters programme by the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) which is the institute affiliated to the International Maritime Organisation, a specialised agency of the United Nations, whereby Ann graduated with distinction.