Emma WittbooiEmma Witbooi

Research Assistant,
European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law


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European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law
Reichsratsstrasse 17/2
A-1010 Vienna
Austria
Tel.: (+43) 4277 29650
Fax: (+43) 4277 29670

E-Mail: witbooi@ectil.org
 
 
 
Curriculum Vitae
Emma Witbooi joined the Institute for European Tort Law in July 2010 as a research assistant.
A South African by origin, Emma studied law at the University of Cape Town (UCT) South Africa, following an under-graduate degree in political studies, graduating with her LLB in 1997. She completed her Master of Laws (LLM) in Marine and Environmental Law at UCT in 2002 with a thesis focusing on the regulation of South African subsistence fisheries and has since focused her interests in environmental and marine fisheries policy and law. Emma worked as a researcher and assistant lecturer in Environmental Law at UCT from 1999 to 2003 and has returned to guest lecture in International Marine Living Resources law at Masters Level. She also lectured fisheries law at the Cape Peninsular University of Technology (Cape Town) and tutored European Law at University College London (UCL), London. In addition, Emma has presented various papers in her area of interest at regional and international conferences over the years. She has also published numerous academic articles and chapters in books. Emma held a Commonwealth Scholarship between 2004 and 2007 to conduct her doctoral studies at UCL and successfully defended her thesis in March 2007 shortly before giving birth to her first child; she was awarded a PhD in Marine and Environmental Law from UCL in 2008. Her PhD thesis, which examines sustainability in marine fisheries relations between the European Union and certain West African countries was published as a monograph in 2011. Since February 2014 Emma holds a post-doctoral fellowship under the Chair in the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa at the Nelson Mandela Metropole University, South Africa. Her passion remains sustainable management of the environment, particularly marine fisheries. Thus her most recent publications include a paper on 'Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing on the high seas: the Port State Measures Agreement in context’ in the Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 29 (2014) 290-320 and paper titled ‘Towards a new “fisheries crime” paradigm: challenges and opportunities with reference to South Africa as an illustrative African example’ (Accepted for publication in Marine Policy 2015).