Tag: Judiciary

No MPs on government boards or payroll proposal – Hyzler

Dr George Hyzler, Commissioner for Standards in Public Life, proposed that members of Parliament should be disqualified from the House of Representatives if they accept contracts of any kind from the government or public entities.

EU Court emphasises need to safeguard judicial independence

In a judgement handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union, the court emphasised the need for the independence of the judiciary.

Updated: Judicial appointments in Malta to be vetted by European Court

Updated with statement from Government and by the leader of the Partit NazzjonalistaThe Court has accepted Repubblika’s...

Catalan separatist leaders to get up to 15 years in jail...

Spain's Supreme Court plans to sentence Catalan separatist leaders to a maximum of 15 years in prison over a 2017 bid for...

Court accepts Repubblika’s request to bring forward judiciary appointments hearing

The Constitutional Court has accepted a request by rule of law NGO, Repubblika, bringing forward the next hearing of the case on...

‘JAC scrutinising all applications, proving it was not merely a rubber...

Chief Justice Joseph Azzopardi praised the Judicial Appointments Committee saying that it was doing a sterling job in scrutinising applications. He remarked...

Watch: ‘Justice is something you carry with you, like your skin,’...

'Justice is something you carry with you, like your skin,' Archbishop Charles Scicluna told the members of the judiciary during a mass...

Court rules in favour of Repubblika on Judicial Appointments

Court upheld the request tabled by Rule of Law NGO Repubblika to hear a constitutional case challenging the way judicial appointments are made. This court decision follows hot on the heel of an official complaint which Repubblika sent yesterday to the European Commission, asking for an investigation on aspects of the constitution which, it maintains, are not in line with the EU's acquis.

“Independence of judiciary in Malta truly at risk” – Repubblika

Rule of Law NGO Repubblika has complained to the European Commission that the span of powers enjoyed by the Prime Minister in appointing the judiciary needs investigation. Repubblika queried the legality of elements of the constitution, adding that in the current system, the independence of the judiciary is 'truly at risk'.

Watch: ‘A judiciary beholden to the government is not independent’

As long as the judiciary is controlled by the government, it would not qualify as “independent and impartial”, former human rights judge Giovanni Bonello...