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Constitutional Law in Malta

By Kevin Aquilina


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this very useful analysis of constitutional law in Malta provides essential information on the country’s sources of constitutional law, its form of government, and its administrative structure. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the clarifications of particular terminology and its application. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes the specific points at which constitutional law affects the interpretation of legal rules and procedure.

Thorough coverage by a local expert fully describes the political system, the historical background, the role of treaties, legislation, jurisprudence, and administrative regulations. The discussion of the form and structure of government outlines its legal status, the jurisdiction and workings of the central state organs, the subdivisions of the state, its decentralized authorities, and concepts of citizenship. Special issues include the legal position of aliens, foreign relations, taxing and spending powers, emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relationship between church and state. Details are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for both practising and academic jurists. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Malta will welcome this guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative constitutional law.

Publish Date 02/27/2018
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041195609
SKU 10057491-0001
Table of Contents

The Author

List of Abbreviations

General Introduction

Chapter 1. Historical Outline of the Constitution of Malta

Chapter 2. The Demographic and Population Features of the Maltese Republican Constitution

Part I. Sources of Law

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. External Sources: International Law

Chapter 3. European Sources

Chapter 4. Domestic Sources

Chapter 5. Forms of Direct Democracy and Abrogative Referenda

Part II. Form of Government

Chapter 1. Introduction to the Maltese System of Government

Chapter 2. The President of Malta

Chapter 3. The Structure of Parliament

Chapter 4. Parliament Its Activities

Chapter 5. The Executive

Chapter 6. Confidence in Parliament: The Relationship of Confidence

Chapter 7. The Judicial Power

Chapter 8. Judicial Control of Administrative Action

Chapter 9. The Constitutional Court

Chapter 10. The Public Administration in the Constitution

Chapter 11. The Budget Process

Part III. The State and Its Subdivisions

Chapter 1. Local Government

Part IV. Citizenship and Fundamental Rights

Chapter 1. Citizenship

Chapter 2. The General Aspects of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms

Chapter 3. Key Rights Enshrined in the Constitution

Part V. Specific Issues

Chapter 1. Relations Between the State and Religious Denominations

Chapter 2. The Economic Constitution

Chapter 3. Constitutional Principles Relating to the Armed Forces

Selected Bibliography