Overview of the legal framework

Malta

Country Report: Overview of the legal framework Last updated: 30/11/20

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

 

Title (EN)

Abbreviation

Web Link

Refugees Act, Chapter 420

Refugees Act

http://bit.ly/1KuiEsU (EN)

Amended by: Act VI of 2015

 

http://bit.ly/1LQjEov (EN)

Amended by: Act VII of2015

Amended by: Act XX of 2017

 

http://bit.ly/1Npu2Vg (EN)

http://bit.ly/2DKUu18 (EN)

Immigration Act, Chapter 217

Immigration Act

http://bit.ly/1ee7pa9 (EN)

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

Care Orders Act

http://bit.ly/1Npg8Td (EN)

Prevention of Disease Ordinance, CAP 36, 1908

 

https://bit.ly/2E9u73v (EN)

 

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

 

Title (EN)

Abbreviation

Web Link

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

Procedural Regulations

http://goo.gl/SHBvX4 (EN)

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

Refugees Social Security Regulations

http://bit.ly/1eUcuVZ (EN)

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

RAB Regulations

http://bit.ly/1SWWIYP (EN)

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

DVB Regulations

http://bit.ly/1GURBTA (EN)

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

AWAS Regulations

http://bit.ly/1GURCHj (EN)

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

Declaration Regulations

http://bit.ly/1KpjB5V (EN)

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

IAB Dublin Regulations

http://bit.ly/1ds1pK9 (EN)

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

RAB Chambers Regulations

http://bit.ly/1GHgCyh (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

http://goo.gl/uiOm2v (EN)

http://bit.ly/1HpyUcd(EN)

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

Returns Regulations

https://bit.ly/2U5VQXR (EN)

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

 

 

Family Reunification Regulations, Legal Notice 150 of 2007

Family Reunification Regulations

https://bit.ly/2FQ0N33 (EN)

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

2015 Strategy Document

https://goo.gl/FFz7qJ (EN)

Detention Service Regulations, Legal Notice 16 of 2016

Detention Service Regulations

https://bit.ly/2R5z5RN (EN)

Migrant Integration Strategy & Action Plan – Vision 2020

Integration Strategy

https://bit.ly/2FWLF4x (EN)

Policy regarding Specific Residence Authorisation (2018)

Specific Residence Authorisation

https://bit.ly/2Svq8qA (EN)

 

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