Independent candidate Arnold Cassola stated that the Prime Minister's decision to give amnesty to those who incurred fines after breaking COVID-19 social distancing regulations is an insult to the judiciary.
The Venice Commission will be holding consultations directly with civil society over the judicial appointment reform before it replies to the Government about the advice the latter is seeking.
NGO Repubblika said that it was shocked to hear that Parliament approved of a resolution regarding the appointment of members of the judiciary, when Parliament has not yet seen what kind of system it will be.
The government and opposition have agreed on how to appoint members of the judiciary – including the Chief Justice – in the future, Newsbook.com.mt can confirm.
In a sworn testimony in court, Theuma said that disgraced former OPM Chief of Staff Keith Schembri, had approached former judge Antonio Mizzi at Joseph Muscat’s behest to arrange for bail to be given to the three men accused of the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia.
The appointment could "create the appearance of a link with the executive branch that does not contribute to the perception of the judiciary's independence."
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.
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 with statement from Government and by the leader of the Partit NazzjonalistaThe Court has accepted Repubblika’s...
Spain's Supreme Court plans to sentence Catalan separatist leaders to a maximum of 15 years in prison over a 2017 bid for...
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