Malta must learn lessons from its failure to prevent Daphne's assassination

26 July 2021

The public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia has concluded and the board will shortly present its final report to the Prime Minister and State Advocate. The inquiry was brought about thanks to two years of sustained pressure, in Malta and internationally, that ultimately overcame the Maltese government’s resistance to initiating the process.

According to its terms of reference, the public inquiry board will publish its final report within eight working days of presenting it to the Prime Minister and the State Attorney, and the Prime Minister will table the report in parliament within five working days of receiving it.

We hope that, as a result of the public inquiry, Malta will learn lessons from Daphne’s assassination and will implement effective and lasting change to prevent future deaths and ensure journalists can work safely. Daphne and our country deserve no less.