Malta - OPCAT Situation
Although Malta ratified the OPCAT in 2003, the NPM was only established in 2007. Two Boards were appointed for this purpose: the Board of Visitors for the Prisons and the Board of Visitors for Detained Persons. The two Boards have distinct Regulations and discussions have been ongoing for years about the possibility to gather the two institutions.
The SPT member Victor Zaharia is the SPT Focal Point for Malta.