Tag: Home Affairs Ministry
To date, 856 swab tests have been carried out among the inmate population, out of which one has tested positive for coronavirus.
24-year-old Sarah Galea was awarded the Mark Farrugia Shield for distinguishing herself among her peers during the nine-week programme.
A new agency – the International Protection Agency – has been set up to assume responsibility over the processing of asylum applications, the Home Affairs and National Security Ministry has announced.
"Yet we are also keen to underline that emergency scenarios do not grant Malta the authority to entirely shelve its human rights obligations. There are minimum standards that must always be met, a threshold that no State is ever permitted cross."
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Home Affairs explained that a wing of the facility has been converted into a dormitory to house officers however this was not yet being used.
In the First Hall of the Civil Court in its Constitutional jurisdiction, Madam Justice Vella Cuschieri declared that the men's detention between 14 November 2016 and 14 February 2017 was in breach of Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Asked by the press about the overtime racket, Energy Minister Farrugia insisted that at the time he was responsible for the Police, he had received a letter from the whistleblower which was immediately passed on to the permanent secretary and to then Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar. The letter was received sometime at the end of last year.
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