Whose interests are being served?
Malta’s rusted wheels of justice have clanked and squealed
‘Serious challenges’ remain in Malta’s rule of law efforts, despite reforms
Despite Prime Minister Robert Abela’s claims that the European
Expanded list of Maltese PEPs extends scrutiny to much larger pool of connections
The conduct of the personal financial affairs of many
‘Worrying degree of democratic backsliding’ – Council of Europe report
The latest annual report on the state of democracy,
EU court ruling on judicial appointments leaves door open for future claims
Today’s judgment of the EU court on Malta’s former
An attack on the independence of the judiciary
A statement by the government on Tuesday attacked the
Spanish lawyers representing Maltese government in European Court costing taxpayers €80,000
The government is paying around €80,000 in fees to
The justice system is on trial, and getting a ‘Fail’
The courtroom drama in the compilation of evidence in
Dear Joe, we’ve seen this before
“The whole bunch of them should resign en masse.
A call for wider, deeper reforms in Venice Commission’s guarded opinion
In an 18-page report filled with caveats, subtleties and
Progress in anti-corruption recommendations ‘unimpressive’
Malta’s progress in implementing the recommendations by anti-corruption body
Opposition and civil society raise the stakes on rule of law reforms
In a move that raises the stakes on rule
Rule of law reforms reflect Prime Minister’s reluctance to shift power
If first impressions count, then the first impression of
Leaked details on judicial reform get a thumbs down from experts
Senior justice sources have denounced the proposed reforms of
European court orders Poland to suspend judiciary panel for lack of independence
Europe’s highest court has ordered Poland to suspend a
‘Judicial reform must be transparent’ – Vincent De Gaetano
Former European Court of Human Rights Judge Vincent De
European Court of Human Rights rules against Malta in majority of cases
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled
‘Impunity in any society erodes the rule of law’ – GRECO Executive Secretary
Malta needs an overall strategy and coherent risk-based approach
The Three Amigos Ride Again
The three Cabinet ministers with special involvement in the
The Attorney General’s unappealing intention
In this long read, Jacques René Zammit looks at
Sant’s rant is a distraction
Alfred Sant is unhappy that the European Court of
‘What worked in the past may no longer be valid today’
The Court of Appeal has rejected the appeal by
Can independent media survive where the rule of law is under threat?
A free and impartial media is the fourth pillar
‘It’s time to start an independent public inquiry’ – CoE Special Rapporteur
The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights within
Reporters Without Borders calls for PACE monitoring procedures on Malta
Leading international press freedom organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
Politics in Malta: doing favours, winning friends
The late Labour Party strongman, and former Prime Minister
The judges go marching in
When the President swore in the three new judges
New magistrate still registered as nominee company director
Such was the rush to appoint the new judges
‘We may not know who killed Daphne, we do know what killed her’
This was the reaction of lawyer and academic Justin