Judicial System of Malta

Supreme court: Constitutional Court

Ministry: Office of the Attorney-General

The judiciary is independent. The Constitutional Court has jurisdiction in matters relating to elections and membership of the House of Representatives, and hears appeals involving human rights, the constitution and the integrity of laws.

The Court of Appeal receives appeals regarding civil cases from the civil or magistrates’ courts, or from the several administrative tribunals. The Court of Criminal Appeal deals with appeals arising from criminal cases in the criminal or magistrates’ courts. Criminal courts generally sit with a judge and jury.