Judge (Emeritus) Silvio Meli obtained his doctorate in laws from the University of Malta. Earlier he read economics, sociology, philosophy and history of Mediterranean civilization, obtaining his B.A. (General) (Part I) with distinction. He furthered his studies at the Faculty of Theology, Malta, obtaining his Diploma in Theology. At the Ecclesiastical Trubunal of Malta, he read Canonical Marriage Jurispudence and Procedure. he specialized at post-graduate level in Jurispudence and Human Rights at a post-graduate course organized by the University of Luton in Strasbourg, France. He also obtained his post-graduate Diploma in European Community Competition Law and his post-graduate Diploma in European Community Law both from King’s College, University of London.
He started his professional career in private practice and subsequently served as Senior Counsel for the republic. He was appointed Magistrate, Senior Magistrate and finally Judge of the Superior Courts of Malta.
He presently lectures in Philosophy of Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Malta as Teaching Associate and has authored many artivles on various legal, philosophical, theological and historical topics published both locally and abroad, together with a book entitled Judgements of the Malta Commission of Fair Trading.