Dr Vicent Cogliati-Bantz has the following research interests: International Law, International Organisations, Law of the Sea.
Dr Cogliati-Bantz received his legal education in the United States, Switzerland, France and Ireland. His professional experience includes an assistant Professorship at the University of Miami School of Law and a Robert Schuman scholarship at the European Parliament in Luxembourg. He has authored or co-authored various works on the Law of the Sea and Public International Law. He lectures on the Law of the Sea, International Organizations, European Union Law, Comparative Law and Global Law. In 2009, he defended his Ph.D. thesis summa cum laude at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva before a prestigious jury composed of Professor Lucius Caflisch (member of the UN's International Law Commission, former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights and former Swiss delegate to the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea), Professor Philippe Gautier (Registrar of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea) and Professor Marcelo Kohen of the Graduate Institute of International Studies. His thesis, published in 2015 by Routledge, examines whether international organizations have the right to register vessels, aircraft and spacecraft and, if so, under what conditions. When the right exists, the thesis analyses the regime applicable to various means of transportation. With Hugo Caminos, former Judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Dr Cogliati-Bantz wrote The Legal Regime of Straits: Contemporary Challenges and Solutions, published in 2014 by Cambridge University Press.