Malta - NPM Reports

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification September 24, 2003
UNCAT Ratification September 13, 1990
NPM Type

Multiple Institutions

NPM Legal Framework

Regulation of the Board of Visitors for Detained Persons (18 September 2007)

Prison Regulations (Part IV on the Board of Visitors for the Prisons, 1 October 1999, amended in 2007)

Annual Reports

Both Boards of Visitors send their annual reports to the Minister of Justice and Home Affairs. According to APT information, those reports are not made public and there is no coordinated and compiled NPM annual report in Malta.

Other Reports

The reports of both Boards of Visitors are confidential unless the Minister of Justice and Home Affairs decides to publish them.

Following its visit to Malta in January 2009, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention recommended the government to strenghten the mandate and powers of both Boards, including the publication of their reports.