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Malta Debts to the European Court of Human Rights

Posted on 26-02-15
Written By: Judge Giovanni Bonello

In this article, Judge Giovanni Bonello considers the revolution in the sphere of Human Rights and the European Convention of Human Rights’ influence on the Member States of the European Union. Maltese legal and judicial developments in particular have been heavily influenced by the European Court’s decisions, with various rights such as freedom of speech, the right to family life and expropriation claims being positively affected by the ECtHR's influence.