Bribery and Genocide: The Same?

  • Giovanni Bonello
  • 23/12/2014
  • 6 min read

Giovanni Bonello, ‘Bribery and Genocide: The Same?’ (Online Law Journal, 23 December 2014). I am pleased to note that the Government has announced new measures to fight corruption. Legislation ‘to remove the applicability of prescription to the offence of corruption’ committed by a Minister, Parliamentary Secretary, Member of the House of Representatives, Mayor or Local […]

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Child Piracy in East Africa

  • Ariane Aquilina
  • 22/12/2014
  • 9 min read

Ariane Aquilina, ‘Child Piracy in East Africa’ (Online Law Journal, 22 December 2014). Modern day piracy is a crime that may be prosecuted under universal jurisdiction. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea defines piracy as consisting of:(a) any illegal acts of violence or detention, or any act of depredation, committed for […]

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Anti-Money Laundering: Know Your Customer

  • Sarah Grima
  • 22/12/2014
  • 5 min read

Sarah Grima, ‘Anti-Money Laundering: Know Your Customer’ (Online Law Journal, 22 December 2014). Money laundering is a reality. It has become today one of the chief concerns of all governments – and so it should be! It is NOT merely financial institutions and large organisations which may fall victim to such offence, but any individual […]

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The Presumption of Innocence: A second look

  • Giuseppe Mifsud Bonnici
  • 22/12/2014
  • 19 min read

Giuseppe Mifsud Bonnici, ‘The Presumption of Innocence: A second look’ (Online Law Journal, 22 December 2014). In 1997, I had a first look at the jurisprudence1 of the European Court of Human Rights and I published a monograph entitled The Presumption of Innocence on the matter in the Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights.2 On examining […]

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Actio Surrogatoria: Anthony Micallef vs Paul Balzan

  • Michelle Camilleri
  • 22/12/2014
  • 3 min read

Michelle Camilleri, ‘Actio Surrogatoria: Anthony Micallef vs Paul Balzan’ (Online Law Journal, 22 December 2014). The facts are as follows: By means of a promise of sale (konvenju) dated 10 May 1993, Paul Balzan and Richard Camilleri promised Anthony and Raymond Farrugia a portion of land in Zebbug, divided into plot 1 and 2. On […]

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Dr Cedric Mifsud vs L-Avukat Ġenerali

  • Michelle Camilleri
  • 22/12/2014
  • 7 min read

Michelle Camilleri, ‘Dr Cedric Mifsud vs L-Avukat Ġenerali’ (Online Law Journal, 22 December 2014). FACTS Plaintiffs (Bezzina) were the owners of a house in Gharghur. The property was given to defendants (Azzopardi) under title of temporary emphyteusis which expired in August 1991. It was subsequently converted into a lease as per article 12(2) of Chapter […]

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An Issue of Quasi-Contract: Micallef vs Gravina

  • Michelle Camilleri
  • 22/12/2014
  • 5 min read

Michelle Camilleri, ‘An Issue of Quasi-Contract: Micallef vs Gravina’ (Online Law Journal, 22 December 2014). In this case plaintiff is asking defendant to pay back maintenance, which he had paid to her as curator of her minor child. The parties separated by means of a court judgment given on the 30 June 2004 whereby plaintiff […]

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Vanessa Gatt, ‘Data Protection and the Law: Is the Modern Era Conterminous to a Post-Privacy Era?’ (Online Law Journal, 22 December 2014). The notion of privacy is clearly linked to the idea of information flow on the part of the individual himself, who takes upon himself the role of ‘gatekeeper’, so to speak, determining which […]

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Gianella Farrugia, ‘Murder by Omission: Conċetta Decelis u Jason Decelis vs Il-Ministru tal-Ġustizzja et’ (Online Law Journal, 22 December 2014). Conċetta Decelis u Jason Decelis vs Il-Ministru tal-Ġustizzja et1 The following case deals with the proceedings held in front of the Civil Court First Hall in its Constitutional Jurisdiction following a claim by Conċetta Decelis […]

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Human Rights Feature

  • Michelle Camilleri
  • 22/12/2014
  • 10 min read

Michelle Camilleri and Gianella Farrugia, ‘Human Rights Feature’ (Online Law Journal, 22 December 2014). Micallef v. Malta (2009)1 In this case, the applicant Mr Micallef applied on behalf of his deceased sister alleging that she had been denied a fair hearing because of her lack of opportunity to make submissions before an independent and impartial […]

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