Press release from Daphne’s family
We are relieved to hear that the Maltese government, after failing to answer our legal letters, now wants to discuss the membership of the board of inquiry into our wife and mother’s assassination.
Consultation on the board’s membership is in accordance with the obligations owed to bereaved next of kin, pursuant to Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights. It will also allow the opportunity to provide the government with notice of any connections between members and our wife and mother, and any pronouncements they have made on her assassination.
The membership suggested by the government late last night remains unconfirmed until this consultation is over. Meanwhile, we note that the suggested members have caused grave public concern.
We share the public’s concern and will raise further concerns when the Prime Minister agrees to meet us. We are waiting to hear from him.
For the public inquiry to be in compliance with our laws, it must be truly independent, impartial, and have the trust of all parties.
We trust that any suggested members are aware of these legal requirements and will spare the need for recusal applications.
Malta has been denied truth and justice for two years. It cannot wait any longer.
Related articles for context
- Malta murdered journalist’s family fume over inquiry board composition — Reuters, 21 September 2019
- ‘Hope was killed last night’ – Caruana Galizia family demands meeting with Prime Minister — Shift, 21 September 2019
- Slain Malta journalist’s family hails public inquiry U-turn — France 24, 20 September 2019
- Daphne Caruana Galizia public inquiry finally set up — Times of Malta, 20 September 2019
- Caruana Galizia public inquiry appointed, has to be concluded within 9 months — Malta Independent, 20 September 2019
- Prime Minister appoints former judge to head public inquiry into Caruana Galizia murder — Malta Today, 20 September 2019