Carmino qualified as a Solicitor (England and Wales) in 2002,
and was in full time practice until 2009. He holds an LLM in Public
International Law from Hull, and also completed his doctoral
studies with the department. His PhD was on the topic “Jurisdiction
over Maritime Piracy in International Law” which was supervised by
Professor Richard Barnes and Professor Lindsay Moir, and was
examined by Dr Richard Burchill and Professor Rob Cryer (University
He has experience of teaching at both undergraduate and
postgraduate levels, and has contributed to modules on Public
International Law, Law of the Sea, International Criminal Law,
International Investment Law, Practical Legal Skills, Tort,
Shipping Law, and European Human Rights. He is also a supervisor of
the Law School’s award winning Legal Advice
Centre, an assessed clinical module.
He has been involved in a number of different projects in the
Law School including assisting on research projects on diverse
topics including the delimitation of the outer limit of the
continental shelf, the regulation of high seas tuna fisheries, the
extraterritorial application of international human rights
obligations, and the accession of the EU to the European Convention
on Human Rights. He also helped deliver a two week course on the
Law of the Sea provided to a delegation from the Government of
Vietnam. He is a member of the Law School’s McCoubrey Centre for International Law, and was
involved in the organisation of the Centre’s conferences on the
Responsibility to Protect in July 2013,
and on Customary International Law in
July 2015. Carmino attended the Public International Law General
Course and Directed Studies at the Hague Academy of International
Law in 2013.
He is currently the Law School’s Library Liaison, and is a
member of the School’s Undergraduate Admissions Team, presenting
many of the School’s Applicant and Open Day talks. He has also
supported the Law School’s careers events as well as outreach with
the local legal community.
He is a member of the International Law Association (British
Branch) and the European Society of International Law.
Carmino’s research interests lie in the field of public
international law, in particular in the areas of the law of the
sea, piracy and maritime security, transnational criminal law, and
the law of jurisdiction and immunities.