The Media and Defamation Act, 2018

The Media and Defamation Act, 2018

The Media and Defamation Act, 2018 was enacted on the 24th April 2018, repealing the Press Act, Chapter 248 of the Laws of Malta and establishing a new legal framework for media law, libel, defamation, slander under Maltese law. The legislator introduced a number of...
Asylum seekers and sexual orientation

Asylum seekers and sexual orientation

On the 25th January 2018, the European Court of Justice in a Preliminary Reference ruled that an asylum seeker cannot be subjected to a psychological test in order to determine his sexual orientation and that the performance of such tests amount to a disproportionate...
Derived rights of third-country nationals – moving forward

Derived rights of third-country nationals – moving forward

Last May the Court of Justice gave a preliminary ruling on the refusal to third-country nationals, mothers of minor children, of social assistance and child benefit on the ground of lack of right of residence. The Court in the case of Chavez-Vilchez and Others sought...
The Cohabitation Bill

The Cohabitation Bill

The Cohabitation Bill, currently being read in Malta’s Parliament, has the aim of protecting the rights of those considered most vulnerable in a relationship. It seeks to provide a legal framework within which cohabiting heterosexual or same-sex couples can agree to...