Tag: Council of Europe
'Journalism is a vocation and a mission to inform. It is a risky profession,' Prof. Clark stated.
The Council of Europe’s rapporteur on the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and the rule of law in Malta, Pieter Omtzigt, has castigated Prime Minister Robert Abela for his approach to the terms of reference of the Daphne inquiry, insisting that the PM had no right to determine when the inquiry board should bring its work to a close.
He expects that Buttigieg will now take immediate and effective action on the 2018 Egrant report.
Various press freedom organisations and two European politicians have released a statement to mark the 1,000th day since investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered. In their separate statements they noted, that to date justice has not been served.
Dutch MP Pieter Omtzigt, the Council of Europe’s rapporteur on the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and the rule of law in Malta, welcomed the Venice Commission’s opinion on the government’s proposed reforms but expressed his concern at recent revelations about Maltese police and the criminal justice system.
The Commissioner called on the Council of Europe member states to promptly respond to any call of distress at sea, deploy the necessary rescue capacity in a timely manner and effectively co-operate to identify a place of safety where survivors can be disembarked, taking all necessary measures to protect the health of all involved.
The Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights is asking Italy to suspend its cooperation with the Libyan Coast Guard which result in the return of people intercepted at sea to Libya.
'I invite you, as a candidate, to undertake to meet me during my visit in order to discuss these issues in person, should you be appointed Prime Minister,' the letter reads.