Author: Winston Zahra

The statute of limitations for sexual crimes committed against minors currently starts from when the victim turns 18. New amendments to Malta’s criminal code announced in the past days will change that to when the victim turns 23. It is a step in the right direction but falls far short of what is needed. The Lisa Maria Foundation, having the well-being of children and young people at the core of its mission, has long maintained that prescription must go, completely. There should be no ‘use-by date’ for justice for victims of child abuse. All barriers must be removed in their entirety once and for all. Victims…

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