Mizzi claims Panama inquiry request breaches his human rights

Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi this week filed a Constitutional Case against the Attorney General claiming fresh calls for an inquiry into his Panama Papers dealings breached his human rights.

An earlier request for such an inquiry was successfully blocked in January on appeal by Dr Mizzi, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his top aide Keith Schembri, among others.

Former Opposition leader Simon Busuttil and civil society group Repubblika took to the courts to again demand an inquiry in March due to the “institutional paralysis” over the Panama Papers scandal.

Dr Mizzi in his court application argued that no decision should be taken about whether such an inquiry is warranted until his human rights case is heard.

The Tourism Minister said the fresh request for an inquiry breached his right to a fair hearing as the law allowing such requests by citizens was being abused.

In comments to the Times of Malta, Repubblika said it was

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