Repubblika requests Justice Commission to consider steps against Judge Grixti

Rule of Law NGO Repubblika has asked the Commission for the Administration of Justice to consider whether proceedings against Mr Justice Giovanni Grixti are in order in relation to decisions taken over the privatisation of the Maltese hospitals. In a strongly-worded statement, Repubblika indicated that the decision by Mr Justice Grixti was tantamount to collusion to delay the investigations into the Vitals deal and thus delay justice.

“It is clear that the delay in the application of the law is in itself a collaboration with criminal intent to destroy evidence which the state needs to see that justice is served”

Repubblika said that Mr Justice Grixti had protected the impunity of the then minister Konrad Mizzi by annulling on appeal the court order for an inquiry on the Vitals deal. The inquiry request had been made by Republika and Dr Andrew Borg Cardona. The NGO added that following the revelations of the Auditor General on the Vitals contract, it became manifestly clear that the contract had been a done deal when the MOU had been agreed to even before the tender was issued.

“It is clear that the delay in the application of the law is in itself a collaboration with criminal intent to destroy evidence which the state needs to see that justice is served”

Repubblika said that this decision by Mr Justice Grixti enabled investigations to go at a much slower pace and for evidence to be hidden.