Edwin Busuttil

Edwin Busuttil (1923-2009) was a Maltese politician, son of Paul and Therese (Spiteri) Busuttil.[citation needed] He served as Head of Department of Public Law and Criminal Law, as well as Dean of the Faculty of Law and Pro-Rector at the University of Malta.


He pursued his bachelor's from University Malta, 1943. Also, he had done his Doctor of Laws from University Malta, 1946. He had done his BLitt from University Oxford, England, 1949. He had done his Master of Arts from University Oxford, 1952.[citation needed]


In his early life (1960-1961), he was worked as a Research fellow, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Paris, Kentucky, United States.In 1962-1987 he worked as a professor public law in University Malta.[citation needed]

Busuttil was Deputy Leader of Malta's Constitutional Party and was a member of Parliament between 1952 and 1953, as well as Speaker of the House of Representatives. He served as a member of the University Senate, the University Council, the Medical Council, Chairman of the Broadcasting Authority, Chairman of the Disciplinary Board of the Public Service Commission and Electoral Commissioner. Busuttil served on the European Commission of Human Rights for 32 years and the European Commission’s Delegate to Human Rights Conferences all over the world. He carried the post of Government Consultant on the Ratification of International Treaties. Busuttil was Vice-President of the Centro Internazionale di Ricerche, Studi Sociologici, Penali e Penitenziari of Messina, Italy.[1]

He is the author of publications and articles in legal publications. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford from 1942.[citation needed]

Personal life

Busuttil died on December 20, 2009, and is survived by his wife Emma and three sons, Clarence, Graham, and Trafford.


  1. "Former Speaker Edwin Busuttil". Times of Malta. Retrieved 3 June 2020.