In this article, Notary Dr Carmelo Gafá and Dr Daniele Gafá evaluate the effectiveness of the ‘last habitual residence of the deceased’ criterion at homogenising conflict of law rules within the EU. The rest of the article can be found in Id-Dritt XXX. Carmelo Gafa’, Daniele Gafa’, ‘The merits or otherwise of the selection of […]

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In this article, Dr Tonio Borg examines the conflicts, similarities and contrasts between the Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights. Tonio Borg, ‘The Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights: conflicts, similarities and contrasts’ (Online Law Journal, 25 July 2020). The juridical relationship in Malta between the Constitution and the European Convention […]

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In this article, Dr Luke Mizzi and Emma-Marie Sammut analyse the situations allowing for the lifting of the corporate veil. The rest of the article can be found in Id-Dritt XXX. Introduction Good corporate governance is a fundamental pillar of company law. There are several mechanisms in place to ensure that those entrusted with the […]

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The Inquiring Magistrate

  • Consuelo Scerri Herrera
  • 03/07/2020
  • 12 min read

In this article, Consuelo Scerri Herrera reviews the powers and duties of the inquiring magistrate under the law of criminal procedure. The rest of the article can be found in Id-Dritt XXIX. Consuelo Scerri Herrera, ‘The Inquiring Magistrate’ (Online Law Journal, 3 July 2020). Introduction The Inquiring Magistrate only formed part of the Maltese Judiciary […]

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In this article, Dr Kathleen Vella will analyse the definitions of genocide and crimes against humanity, provide a brief contextual introduction to ISIS and the atrocities it has committed against the Yazidis. She will also examine the legal challenges in prosecuting perpetrators and propose the best forum wherein the perpetrators acting on behalf of ISIS […]

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Leave policies and legislation in Malta: How gender equal?

  • Frances Camilleri-Cassar
  • 06/06/2020
  • 6 min read

In this article, Prof Frances Camilleri-Cassar gives a direct insight into Malta’s leave policies through unravelling reactions and experiences of a purposive sample of graduate women. The rest of the article can be found in id-Dritt XXX. 1. Introduction How much do leave policies in Malta assume that men and women both need time to […]

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Making a will during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Ethan Brincat
  • 07/05/2020
  • 6 min read

In this article, Ethan Brincat examines how the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Public Health measures brought on by said pandemic, have affected the workload of Maltese notaries, and more specifically, how the procedure regulating wills has also been affected. Ethan Brincat, ‘Making a will during the COVID-19 pandemic’ (Online Law Journal, 7 May 2020). The […]

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In this article, Dr Ariane Aquilina analyses the Five Freedoms and Five Domains in the Maltese Animal Welfare Act. The rest of the article can be found in id-Dritt XXX. The Five Freedoms and the Five Domains in the Animal Welfare Act – are they covered? The Animal Welfare Act does not specifically mention the […]

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In this article, Antonio Fanì analyses the historical and present context in which the Hungarian Government, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, has issued the controversial Decree n. 40/2020, giving full powers to the Hungarian Executive. Antonio Fanì, ‘The Hungarian response to the Coronavirus: Has Orban’s government moved outside the constitutional furrow?’ (Online Law Journal, […]

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In this article, Jessica-Ann Spiteri and Emma-Marie Sammut examine the recently published legal notices issued by the Superintendent of Public Health in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Jessica-Ann Spiteri and Emma-Marie Sammut, ‘An Examination on the Legal Notices published in relation to the Covid-19 Pandemic’ (Online Law Journal, 26 March 2020). Malta saw its first […]

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