Malta’s Institutional Neglect of migants – A Timeline

In 2020 the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment described Malta’s detention regime as amounting to “institutional neglect“. The conditions and incidences outlined in the CPT report are only the most recent in Malta’s long and shameful history in its treatment of migrants and asylum-seekers that have reached our shores since 2002.

We have complied a timeline that records the known instances of institutional neglect and violence suffered by migrants at the hands of various state actors in Malta throughout the years from 2002 to date:

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