Country Report

Country Report: Malta Last updated: 19/05/21


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This report was jointly researched and written by aditus foundation and was edited by ECRE.

This report draws on the information gathered by the authors’ practice, statistical data and other information provided by the Maltese authorities, as well as other available sources.

We would like to thank the International Protection Agency, the International Protection Appeals Tribunal, the Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers (AWAS), the Malta Police Force and UNHCR Malta for their cooperation in providing the requested data and information.

The information in this report is up to date as of 31 December 2020, unless otherwise stated.


To access the updated report, you can navigate through the table of content on the right end side or download the full report (in PDF) above.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation