Rethinking the Procedural Right of Habeas Corpus in International Law

  • Laura Chetcuti Dimech
  • 07/01/2023
  • 15 min read

This article was originally submitted as a seminar paper as part of the Philosophy of Law study-unit (CVL1024) and is being reproduced on the OLJ with the author’s permission. In it, Laura Chetcuti Dimech explores the application of the right of habeas corpus from an international law perspective and the enforcement issues this gives rise […]

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The proposed amendment to the mechanism of appointment of Commissioner for Standards in Public Life reduces public trust within this office by politicising the appointment mechanism of the Commissioner. This proposed amendment states that when a resolution for the appointment is not supported by a two-thirds majority of the House on two votes, the third […]

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Results of Election of Public Relations Officer

  • GhSL Malta
  • 20/12/2022
  • 1 min read

The results from yesterday’s election are in, and are as follows: Matthew Tabone – 80 votes Elena Sissons – 33 votes Gabriel Abela – 26 votes Mikael Grima – 17 votes Invalid – 5 votes Total votes cast – 161 votes A huge well done to all candidates who put their name forward. Congratulations to […]

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The Last Resort Moot Court

  • GhSL Malta
  • 20/12/2022
  • 2 min read

This weekend GħSL hosted their very own ECHR moot court suitably named, ‘The Last Resort’ inside Malta’s prestigious Constitutional Court in the Valletta Law Courts.  This was done in collaboration with the Law Student Society of Ireland from Blackhall University. The adjudicating panel consisted of Chief Justice Emeritus Vincent DeGaetano, Judge Giovanni Bonello and Madame Justice Lorraine […]

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GħSL Judicial Review Conference

  • GhSL Malta
  • 09/12/2022
  • 1 min read

GħSL, along with esteemed academics in public Law, have been working on a bill amending article 469A and 469B of the Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure. To further this initiative, GħSL is organising a Conference for Students, Lawyers and Academics on the 11th of January, at the Chamber of Advocates at noon. The aim […]

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This is your Last Resort! The GħSL academic committee constantly thinks of new, innovative ideas in order to push the boundaries of legal study outside the classroom. We are firm believers that the best form of learning is by doing, and moot courts are a great practical exercise in order to give students an edge […]

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In this article, Dr Tonio Borg reviews and analyses the case-law of the Maltese Courts on statements given to the police without lawyer assistance, as a potential exception to the ‘no forbidden fruit theory’ recognised by Maltese Law. Tonio Borg, ‘The Validity of Statements  made in Police Detention without Lawyer Assistance’ (Online Law Journal, 13 […]

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In this article, Dr Tonio Borg discusses Maltese and European Court of Human Rights case-law on pre-trial publicity, and when this can threaten the eventual accused’s presumption of innocence in criminal proceedings. It is a transcript of the author’s keynote speech in the annual Policy Conference organised by GħSL on Friday 16 April 2021, reproduced […]

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In this article, Martina Calleja delves into detail on the legal and customary principle of non-refoulement. This principle is explored from an international, EU and Human Rights perspective together as an obligation on a State receiving immigrants. This article shows how the principle of non-refoulement is a safeguard for migrants. Martina Calleja, ‘The Principle of […]

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In this article, Frances Camilleri-Cassar studies the possibility and benefits of a right to time in order to address working hour discrepancies between the genders and achieve a more gender-equal legal and actual reality. The rest of the article can be found in Id-Dritt XXIX. Introduction The paper was stimulated by the question of time. […]

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