The Ombudsman receives UN Working Party on Arbitrary Detention

The Ombudsman, Chief Justice Emeritus Joseph Said Pullicino, has today received the UN Working Party on Arbitrary Detention.

The WGAD is in Malta to follow up recommendations they had made in 2009 on issues related to detention and deprivation of liberty in a broad way.

The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention was established by a resolution of the UN High Commission for Human Rights and has the mandate to investigate cases of deprivation of liberty.

The UN delegation was composed by Mr. Mads Andenas, former Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group, Mr. Roland Adjovi, Vice-Chair of the Working Group, Mr. Miguel De la Lama, Secretary of the Working Group, and Ms. Yiyao Zhang, from the Secretariat of the Working Group. The meeting was also attended by Dr Monica Borg Galea, Head of Investigations.


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