The new Act on Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence provides for the substantive articles of the Council of Europe Convention on prevention and combating of violence against women and domestic violence (‘Istanbul Convention’) to be enforceable as part of the Laws of Malta; to promote and protect the right of everyone; to repeal the Domestic Violence Act (Chapter 481 of the Laws of Malta) and the Act on the ratification of the Istanbul Convention (Chapter 532 of the Laws of Malta) and introduces amendments to various laws.
Failure to ensure accessibility to public transportation for persons with disabilities. Politicization of the NCCD Steering Board leading to reversal of solid jurisprudence on accessibility
A new bill on equal pay between women and men was registered in the Congress of Deputies on 24 October 2017. On 22 February 2018 the bill has been submitted by the Congress and it will be discussed over the next months
Judgment of the Labour Court which recognises for the first time that the consequences of a cancer can, in certain circumstances, be constitutive of a disability which compels the employer to provide for reasonable accommodation