Protection of Minors Registration Act

Knowing how important it is to safeguard children, Fondazzjoni Mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl welcomes the legislative proposals set out in the Protection of Minors (Registration) Act which was presented as a Bill in Parliament.

Mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl however,believes that that the terms of the new legislation should only apply as of the date such legislation comes in force and should not affect cases which at the time of entry into force are still sub judice so as not to prejudice the rights of accused as enshrined under general principles of law existing today.

Knowing that most crimes against children are committed by relatives or others close to the family Mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl hopes that this legislation would not instil in people a sense of false security by thinking that all such perpatrators are now known by the authorities.