Administration of Justice

Criminal Justice System in Malta
    
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This report includes demographic issue, criminal and prosecural law statues, the fundamental principles of criminal law and procedure, sentencing system, and prison system.

National Criminal Justice Profiles
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Contains basic information on the criminal justice system of Malta.

National Statistics Office
     www.nso.gov.mt/

Includes statistics on main social and economic indicators, and other statistical information.

World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems, Malta
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Provides a narrative description of the criminal justice system of Malta. Forty-two other country descriptions are written with a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.


Corruption & Fraud

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) - Council of Europe

GRECO evaluation procedures involve the collection of information through questionnaire(s), on-site country visits enabling evaluation teams to solicit further information during high-level discussions with domestic key players, and drafting of evaluation reports. These reports, which are examined and adopted by GRECO, contain recommendations to the evaluated countries in order to improve their level of compliance with the provisions under consideration. Measures taken to implement recommendations are subsequently assessed by GRECO under a separate compliance procedure

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Malta. The report has been made public with the agreement of the country’s authorities. It focuses on two distinct themes: criminalization of corruption and transparency of party funding.


Drugs & Alcohol

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview
       www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/country-overviews/mt

This overview presents a comprehensive overview of the drugs situation in Malta. Topics covered in the country overview include: drug use among the general population and young people, prevention, problem drug use, treatment demand, drug-related infectious diseases, drug-related deaths, treatment responses, harm reduction responses, drug markets and drug-related offences, national drug laws, national drug strategy, coordination mechanism in the field of drugs and drug-related research. Also included in the country report are key statistics on the drug situation and a barometer that indicates the prevalence profile and relative rating of the country.


Human Rights

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Malta
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Malta

These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Malta, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.


Research & Statistics

Overseas Security Advisory Council - Crime & Safety Report (2011)
       www.osac.gov/Pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=10599

This Crime & Safety Report is an annual report written by U.S. Regional Security Officers about the current environment overseas. Also available are links to other reports and foreign embassies.