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Learning the right lessons

Times of Malta, 16/10/2018 A year ago, today, Daphne Caruana Galizia was brutally killed when a powerful explosive device blew up her car. Twelve months later, her family is still waiting for justice – and her colleagues for better protection. So far, the investigations the Maltese authorities...

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Need to reform abortion law in Malta

Times of Malta, 26/02/2018 When I visited Malta last November, I noted how the very restrictive legislation on abortion jeopardised women’s rights. I was also particularly struck by the lack of an open debate about this issue. It is, therefore, encouraging that some voices are now starting to...

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Letter

Malta urged to improve the protection and integration of migrants

01/02/2018 Strasbourg

In a letter addressed to the Minister for Home Affairs and National Security of Malta published today, Commissioner Muižnieks urges Malta to improve the protection and integration of migrants. Expressing appreciation for Malta’s policy changes to end the automatic detention of migrant and its...

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Letter

Malta urged to eradicate violence against women and ensure access to abortion care

16/01/2018 Strasbourg

In a letter addressed to Mr Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta, published today, the Commissioner urges the government to ensure that the Bill on gender-based and domestic violence and additional measures giving effect to the bill effectively address gender inequality and violence against...

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Country visit

Malta should step up efforts to enhance protection of women’s and migrants’ rights

10/11/2017 Valletta

“I welcome the government’s efforts to combat domestic violence in Malta. The transposition into domestic law of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, currently debated in parliament, is a decisive step forward. However, more...

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Malta is urged to ensure effective protection of migrants

[09/06/11 09:00] – "Many migrants in Malta face inadequate living conditions and have little chance of integrating durably in society" said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, releasing today his report on the visit to Malta he carried out from 23-25 March...

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Report on visit to Malta

Report by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, following his visit to Malta (23-25 March 2011) CommDH(2011)17 / 09 June 2011

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European solidarity needs to be matched by strong efforts at national level to protect the human rights of migrants

Strasbourg, 28/03/11 – "Malta and Europe need each other if the challenges of migration are to be met in a manner that respects human rights," said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, following his visit to Malta from 23 to 25 March. According to the...

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Migrants’ rights: Commissioner Hammarberg publishes two letters to Italy and Malta

Strasbourg, 10/12/2009 – The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, published today two letters he sent last August to the Minister of Interior of Italy, Roberto Maroni, and to the Minister for Justice and Home Affairs, of Malta Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici. The...

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Letter to the Minister for Justice and Home Affairs of Malta

Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mr Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici, Minister for Justice and Home Affairs of the Republic of Malta, concerning migrants' rights CommDH(2009)41 / 10 December 2009

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