Access to reception centres by third parties

Malta

Country Report: Access to reception centres by third parties Last updated: 19/05/21

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Access to the IRC is regulated by AWAS. Family members are not granted access and only a limited number of NGOs and the UNHCR are granted access.

Access to open centres is regulated by AWAS or MHAS, for which permission is also required. Criteria to be granted access to the centres are unclear. Permission is not easily granted to non-service-related visits, as is the case for academics, friends, research students, reporters, and so forth.

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