In this article, Miguel Cauchi discusses the recent case of Charles Falzon vs Planning Authority and its relevance to the general issue of solar rights in Malta. Miguel Cauchi, ‘Climate change mitigation as a consideration in the determination of an application for development permission’ (Online Law Journal, 20 May 2023). To operate effectively, solar panels […]

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In this article, Ethan Brincat makes the case for an enforceable human right to a healthy environment within Malta’s constitutional framework to complement the increased environmental awareness within contemporary society. The rest of the article can be found in Id-Dritt XXX. In the years following independence and continuing until the present day, the first Maltese […]

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In this article, Nathaniel Falzon comparatively discusses different legal frameworks adopted to seek to integrate newly minted ‘nature rights’ in modern society, and assesses their viability on the local field. The rest of the article can be found in Id-Dritt XXX. It is known that in nature there are neither rewards nor punishments, only consequences. […]

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The 2018 Constitutional Amendments

  • Ethan Brincat
  • 25/02/2019
  • 8 min read

In this article, Ethan Brincat discusses two pieces of legislation, Act IV of 2018 and Act XXII of 2018. Brincat discusses both the immediate changes brought by these legal acts, as well as the consequential aspect, and the context in which these changes were brought. Ethan Brincat, ‘The 2018 Constitutional Amendments’ (Online Law Journal, 25 […]

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The Environment and Planning Review Tribunal Act

  • Ethan Brincat
  • 05/01/2019
  • 5 min read

With the present environmental issues affecting the islands, Mr Brincat discusses the impact the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal Act would have on the decisions taken by the Planning Authority, as well as the Environment Resources Authority. Ethan Brincat, ‘The Environment and Planning Review Tribunal Act’ (Online Law Journal, 5 January 2019). The Environment and […]

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Environmental Crime, with particular reference to Malta

  • Consuelo Scerri Herrera
  • 28/11/2017
  • 45 min read

In this article, Magistrate Scerri Herrera examines the state of Environmental legislation in a substantive, procedural and historical manner, while also comparing the Maltese situation with European Union legislation, International case law and more recent developments in the legal field. Consuelo Scerri Herrera, ‘Environmental Crime, with particular reference to Malta’ (Online Law Journal, 28 November […]

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