How the rule of law is being undermined

The assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia marked the darkest day in Malta’s political history. It followed repeated warnings that this government was seriously eroding the rule of law.

The Sunday Times of Malta yesterday looked back at some examples of its record so far.

“We are not interested in justice without change,” wrote Daphne Caruana Galizia’s sons, Matthew, Andrew and Paul, in a Facebook post last week calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.

“Justice, beyond criminal liability, will only be served when everything that our mother fought for – political accountability, integrity in public life and an open and free society – replaces the desperate situation we are in.”

A flawed Constitution has led to serious institutional failures over the years. The Labour Party has been accused of exploiting these flaws to its own advantage despite being elected on a call for change. The Opposition, legal experts, civil society groups

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