Overview of the legal framework

Malta

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Main legislative acts relevant to asylum procedures, reception conditions and detention

Title (EN)

Abbreviation

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Refugees Act, Chapter 420

Refugees Act

EN

Amended by: Act VI of 2015

 

EN

Amended by: Act VII of 2015

 

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Immigration Act, Chapter 217

Immigration Act

EN

Children and Young Persons (Care Orders) Act, Chapter 285

Care Orders Act

EN

 

Main implementing decrees and administrative guidelines and regulations relevant to asylum procedures, reception conditions and detention

Title (EN)

Abbreviation

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Procedural Standards for Granting and Withdrawing International Protection Regulations, Legal Notice 416 of 2015

Procedural Regulations

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Social Security (UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees) Order, Legal Notice 291 of 2001

Refugees Social Security Regulations

EN

Refugees Appeals Board (Procedures) Regulations, Legal Notice 252 of 2001

RAB Regulations

EN

Board of Visitors for Detained Persons Regulations, Legal Notice 266 of 2007

DVB Regulations

EN

Agency for the Welfare of Asylum-seekers Regulations, Legal Notice 205 of 2009

AWAS Regulations

EN

Asylum Procedures (Application for a Declaration) Regulations, Legal Notice 253 of 2001

Declaration Regulations

EN

Immigration Appeals Board (Additional Jurisdiction) Regulations, Legal Notice 2 of 2012

IAB Dublin Regulations

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Refugee Appeals Board (Chambers) Rules, Legal Notice 47 of 2005

RAB Chambers Regulations

EN

Reception of Asylum-seekers (Minimum Standards) Regulations, Legal Notice 320 of 2005

Amended by: Reception of Asylum Seekers Regulations, Legal Notice 417 of 2015

Reception Regulations

EN

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Common Standards and Procedures for Returning Illegally Staying Third-Country Nationals Regulations, Legal Notice 81 of 2011

Returns Regulations

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Amended by: Common Standards and Procedures for Returning Illegally Staying Third-Country Nationals (Amendment) Regulations, Legal Notice 15 of 2014

 

EN

Family Reunification Regulations, Legal Notice 150 of 2007

Family Reunification Regulations

EN

Strategy for the Reception of Asylum Seekers and Irregular Immigrants (2015)

2015 Strategy Document

EN

 

About AIDA

The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a database managed by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions, detenti