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26.09.2019

Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination and the rule of law, in Malta and beyond: Ensuring that the whole truth emerges

Side-event to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), 30 September 2019, Strasbourg.


Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination and the Rule of Law, in Malta and beyond: Ensuring that the whole truth emerges

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Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination and the rule of law, in Malta and beyond: Ensuring that the whole truth emerges

30.09.2019, 1-2 pm - Palais de l’Europe, Room 8

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SPEAKERS:

PAUL CARUANA GALIZIA - Son of Daphne Caruana Galizia

REBECCA VINCENT - UK Bureau Director, Reporters Without Borders

CAOILFHIONN GALLAGHER QC - Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers

 

Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated by a car bomb on 16 October 2017. Nearly two years on, there has still been no justice for her murder. In June 2019, PACE adopted a resolution noting that "Ms Caruana Galizia’s murder and the continuing failure of the Maltese authorities to bring the suspected killers to trial or identify those who ordered her assassination raise serious questions about the rule of law in Malta," and setting a three-month deadline for Malta to establish an independent public inquiry.

Less than a week before the deadline, the Maltese government finally announced the launch of a public inquiry, representing a long overdue and essential step towards justice. However, it is critical that the inquiry be fully independent and impartial, and widespread concerns have already been voiced. Join us to discuss recent developments in the case, next steps in the pursuit of justice, and the broader implications for journalists' safety, press freedom, and democracy across Europe.

 

The event is sponsored by Lord Foulkes (UK, SOC), Thorhildur Sunna Ævarsdóttir (Iceland, SOC), and Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC) and is supported by: Reporters Without Borders, ARTICLE 19, Committee to Protect Journalists, the European Centre for Press & Media Freedom, IFEX, the International Press Institute, and PEN International.

signatories pace sept 2019