Animal Protection, as provided by the Laws of Malta

  • Jessica-Ann Spiteri
  • 22/12/2019
  • 21 min read

In this article, Jessica-Ann Spiteri delves into the local and EU laws which delve on Animal Protection, starting with Chapter 439 of the Laws of Malta, as well as the relative Directions relating to the subject matter. Jessica-Ann Spiteri, ‘Animal Protection, as provided by the Laws of Malta’ (Online Law Journal, 22 December 2019). Animals […]

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In this article, Jessica-Ann Spiteri delves into the Parliamentary statements, the contextual background, as well as the legal aspects surrounding the recently enacted Cremation Act. Jessica-Ann Spiteri, ‘Bill N. 82 – A Bill to regulate Cremation which lead to Act No. XVII of 2019, known as the Cremation Act’ (Online Law Journal, 11 November 2019). […]

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The WTO Appellate Body Crisis… and the Possible Way Forward

  • Sean George Cutajar
  • 14/10/2019
  • 13 min read

In this article, Mr Cutajar takes a look at the mechanisms used by the World Trade Organisation in resolving trade-member disputes, the recent political decisions which have rendered the Appellate Body unable to function, as well as possible changes to address such an anomaly. Sean George Cutajar, ‘The WTO Appellate Body Crisis… and the Possible […]

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In this article, Ethan Brincat examines Chapter 52, and its role in the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Malta, as well as certain procedures related to similar cases. Ethan Brincat, ‘The British Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act: Chapter 52 of the Laws of Malta’ (Online Law Journal, 13 September 2019). 1. Introduction Many entrances […]

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In this article, Jurgen Micallef examines the Gender-Based and Domestic Violence Act (Chapter 581 of the Laws of Malta) through the lens of Bill 84 of 2019, which proposed amendments to the law, as well as to the Criminal Code. Jurgen Micallef, ‘Bill 84 of 2019: A Testimony to a year’s worth of the Gender-Based […]

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In this article, Dr Caruana de Brincat takes a look at the recently promulgated regulations, which deal with the excavation, demolishing and construction of buildings which are adjacent to, or near the property of third parties. Natalino Caruana de Brincat, ‘Building Regulation Act: A brief overview of the Avoidance of Damage to Third Party Property […]

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In this article, Professor Kevin Aquilina takes a look at Bill N.83 of 2018, which is proposing the creation of the Office of State Advocate, and the separation of functions of state prosecutor from those of legal advisor to Government. Kevin Aquilina, ‘The State Advocate Bill No. 83 of 2019: Acting in Breach of Malta’s […]

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The Right of Compensation for Damages: Medical Liability

  • Jessica-Ann Spiteri
  • 20/04/2019
  • 20 min read

In this article, Ms Spiteri discusses the right of compensation for damages involved with regards to medical liability, vis-à-vis Articles 1030 to 1045 of the Civil Code. Jessica-Ann Spiteri, ‘The Right of Compensation for Damages: Medical Liability’ (Online Law Journal, 20 April 2019). The notion of damages in Malta is divided into two categories: contractual […]

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Criminal Law Update: Act XIV of 2017

  • Jessica Spiteri
  • 11/03/2019
  • 9 min read

In this article, Jessica Spiteri discusses the recent changes made to the Criminal Code, as well as Chapter 65 (Traffic Regulation Ordinance) of the Laws of Malta, which delves on traffic-related offences. Jessica Spiteri, ‘Criminal Law Update: Act XIV of 2017’ (Online Law Journal, 11 March 2019). 1. Introduction Act XIV of 2017 (hereinafter referred […]

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The Government Lands Act 2017: What you need to know…

  • Justine Xuereb
  • 05/03/2019
  • 7 min read

In this article, Justine Xuereb discusses the Government Lands Act, which deals with the rights and obligations enjoyed by the public over property administered, or expropriated, by the Government. Justine Xuereb, ‘The Government Lands Act 2017: What you need to know…’ (Online Law Journal, 5 March 2019). The Government Lands Act, a piece of legislation […]

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