“Justice will be served” – Bartolo to the UN on Daphne’s assassination


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Foreign Affairs Minister Evarist Bartolo said that justice needs to and will be served with regards to the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

He said this in his address during the 43rd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council that started off yesterday and ends on the 20th March 2020. The session is being held at the United Nation’s Offices in Geneva, Switzerland.

Bartolo expressed his concerns on the assassination. Bartolo very often expressed his own thoughts about the case and the investigations around it, particularly in the months of November and December od 2019. This was around the time when Yorgen Fenech, 17 Black owner, was arrested in relation to the same murder. Bartolo served as a critic of the same government he formed part of.

In his address, the Minister also spoke about the prioritisation to the topic of emancipation of women and girls. He also referred to the launch of the first National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Malta’s Security.

Minister Bartolo also attended a number of bilateral meetings with Ehab Fawzi, Egypt’s Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, Luca Beccari, Minister of Foreign Affairs for San Marino, Riyad Al Maliki, Palestine’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Michael Spindelegger, Director General of ICMPD.