Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law
School:Economics, Finance and Law
Areas of Expertise: Law
Aldo is a former Maltese diplomat who specialises in Public International Law, International Criminal law and Counter-Terrorism. He has published extensively in this area.
Aldo is a Senior Lecturer in Law at ARU. He previously served as Acting Head of the Law School and led the school to perform strongly in the NSS and Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey. Also during his tenure the award-winning Law Clinic was established. Prior to this, he served as Director of Research Students responsible for the Doctoral students within the faculty. Before joining academic, Aldo was First Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malta. He also worked as a Legal Editor at the Commonwealth Secretariat. In 2013/14, he was a Research Associate, based at King’s College London, working on a EU FP7-funded project related to Counter-Terrorism.
Aldo obtained his PhD from Trinity College Dublin. He holds a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Malta and a Master of Economic Science in European Economic and Public Affairs from University College Dublin. He is a Solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising) and an Advocate of the Courts of Malta. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Review Committees of the Newton Prize and the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. In 2019, Aldo was awarded a prestigious British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grants award to conduct research in International Criminal Law.
Zammit Borda, A., 2011. Legislative Drafting. Abingdon: Routledge.
Zammit Borda, A., 2010. International Humanitarian Law and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in the Commonwealth. Abingdon: Routledge.
Zammit Borda, A., and Prosperi, L. 'A Partial View of History: ICTY Judgments as "Judicial Truths", in Carsten Stahn et al. (eds.), Legacies of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: A Multidisciplinary Account (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
Murphy, C. C., Zammit Borda, A. and Hoyte, L., 2015. Law Enforcement Perspectives on EU Counter-Terrorism Co-operation. In de Londras, F. and Doody, J. (Eds.). The Impact, Legitimacy and Effectiveness of EU Counter-Terrorism (Routledge).
Peer reviewed articles
Dakhil, V., Zammit Borda, A. and Murray, A., 2017. 'Calling ISIL Atrocities Against the Yezidis by their Rightful Name': Do they Constitute a Crime of Genocide?, Human Rights Law Review, 17, p.261.
Zammit Borda, A. Appraisal-Based and Flexible Approaches to External Precedent in International Criminal Law. Leiden Journal of International Law, 20, p.643.
Zammit Borda, A., 2015. How Do International Judges Approach Competing Precedent? An Analysis of the Practice of International Criminal Courts and Tribunals in Relation to Substantive Law. International Criminal Law Review, 15, p.124
Zammit Borda, A., 2015. The Notion of 'Persuasive Value' of External Precedent in International Criminal Law, Nordic Journal of International Law, 84, P.29
Zammit Borda, A., 2013. An Overview of the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal and Its Use of Discretion in Employment-Related Judgments. Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, 13, p.313.
Zammit Borda, A., 2013. The Direct and Indirect Approaches to Precedent in International Criminal Courts and Tribunals. Melbourne Journal of International Law, 14, p.608.
Zammit Borda, A., 2013. The Use of Precedent as Subsidiary Means and Sources of International Criminal Law. Tilburg Law Review, 18, p.65.
Zammit Borda, A., 2013. A Formal Approach to Article 38(1)(d) of the ICJ Statute from the Perspective of the International Criminal Courts and Tribunals. European Journal of International Law, 24, p.649.
Zammit Borda, A., 2013. Precedent in International Criminal Courts and Tribunals. Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, 2, p.287.
Zammit Borda, A., 2011. Decision-Making Patterns at the First Trial of International Criminal Courts: A Perspective on the ICC. Creighton International & Comparative Law Journal, 1, p.30.
Zammit Borda, A., 2010. Ecological Considerations relating to the Destruction of Chemical Weapons. Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights 14, p.215.