ICJ submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review of Malta

The ICJ is particular concerned by the policies and legislation of Malta on administrative detention and expulsion of “prohibited immigrants” and asylum-seekers.

In this review, the Working Group on the UPR and the Council should address the violations or risks of violations of Malta’s human rights obligations resulting from its immigration law, policy and practice.

In particular, the ICJ draws attention to measures of administrative detention and expulsion of migrants in light of the right to liberty and security of the person and of the right to non-refoulement where there are substantial grounds for believing that there is a real risk of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or other serious violations of human rights.

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