Malta - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT ratification date
Uncat ratification Date
NPM Type

Multiple Institutions

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.