Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family calls for action

On the third anniversary of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, her family have issued a call for action, to ensure that the ongoing Public Inquiry into the circumstances of her death is kept free from political interference and is provided with full disclosure by the Maltese Government and other State agencies.

The family also supported calls by Special Rapporteur Pieter Omtzigt for Malta to take steps to end impunity for high-level corruption.

Daphne’s eldest son, Matthew Caruana Galizia, said:

“This is a painful day for our family. For three years we have had to fight for the truth and we are still fighting. We call on the Government to allow the Public Inquiry to continue its work, unfettered by Government interference, and on the basis of full advance disclosure by the Government and State agencies of all relevant material.”

The family’s solicitor, Tony Murphy of Bhatt Murphy, said:

“Today, a coalition of civil society organisations and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s Rapporteur, Pieter Omtzigt, have called on the Maltese authorities to ensure justice is done for Daphne and her family. This is a legal obligation on Malta pursuant to Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights; and it is a moral imperative.”

The family’s international legal team, at Bhatt Murphy (Tony Murphy) and Doughty Street Chambers (Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, Jonathan Price and Jennifer Robinson), has prepared a Briefing Note with further detail, which is available here.

More information about the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation is available here.