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PR200899en

12/05/2020

PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND GOVERNANCE

Minister for Justice, Equality and Governance Edward Zammit Lewis has appointed Emeritus Chief Justice Joseph Azzopardi to conduct an independent inquiry in line with Chapter 273 of the Laws of Malta.

 

This inquiry is being appointed after it was reported that a lawyer, who was employed within the Office of the Attorney General and who, a day after his resignation, joined the defence team of an individual accused with the alleged involvement in the assassination of Journalist Ms Caruana Galizia, and who is involved in other judicial proceedings.

 

The Board of Inquiry will conclude the inquiry, and present its findings directly to Minister Edward Zammit Lewis by not later than Tuesday, the 16th of June 2020.​