Awarded international criminal law research doctorate

Dr Christopher Soler, director of the University of Malta’s Legal Services, has been awarded a research doctorate in international criminal law by the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Dr Soler successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled ‘The global prosecution of core crimes under international law’. His study was researched and written under the tutorship of Prof. Harmen van der Wilt, of the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Law, who served as ad litem Judge of the District Court of Roermond and received the Edmond Hustinx prize for excellence in research in 1999. Dr Soler’s doctoral research was funded by the University of Malta where he lectures on criminal law and international criminal law.

Dr Soler graduated Doctor of Laws (LLD) from the University of Malta in 1999, and subsequently furthered his studies at the University of Sussex, UK, where he obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) with distinction in international criminal law and an MA in contemporary European studies.

He is also a member of the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies Board of Administrators and company secretary of Malta University Holding Co Ltd and its subsidiaries. He is chairperson of one of the chambers of the Refugee Appeals Board.

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