Current Affairs
First reading of five bills on Justice sector reforms approved in Parliament

Parliament approved the first reading of five bills on the reforms in the Justice sector.

The bills, presented by Justice Minister, Owen Bonnici, will introduce proposals by the Venice Commission following its visit to Malta last November and its report presentation some three months ago.

The first bill approved for the first reading implements a reform at the Office of the Attorney General, in which the civil and criminal functions of the Attorney General will be separated.

The second bill reforms the Police sector and is linked with the first bill.

The third approved bill in the first reading relates to the constitutional commissions, while the fourth bill proposes changes in the Ombudsman office.

The fifth bill relates to the public service.

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