TMID Editorial: Judicial sensitivities – Panama Papers appeal judge must recuse himself

The judge who has been tasked to rule on an appeal against a court decision to basically investigate the seven main players in the Maltese dimension of the Panama Papers revelations must recuse himself from hearing that appeal.

This is not a petty political issue, it is an issue that touches, and which could threaten to crack, the very foundation of the country’s democratic structures. It is also one that could call into question the separation of powers between the executive and judicial branches.

Let us be crystal clear from the outset: Mr Justice Antonio Mizzi has nothing but the soundest

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