Chief Justice of Malta

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Chief Justice of Malta
Prim Imħallef ta' Malta
Coat of arms of Malta.svg
Coat of Arms of the Republic of Malta
Incumbent
Joseph Azzopardi

since 26 April 2018
StyleHis Honour the Chief Justice
AppointerPresident of Malta
Term lengthUntil he attains the age of 65, resigns or impeached.
Inaugural holderGiuseppe Borg Olivier
Formation1814
Websitehttp://judiciarymalta.gov.mt/the-chief-justice

The Chief Justice of Malta is the main judge of the members of the Maltese judiciary and leads the business of the Superior Courts of Malta.[1]

Duties[change | change source]

List[change | change source]

# Name Took Office Left Office
1 Sir Giuseppe Borg Olivier GCMG[2] 1814 1818
2 Waller Rodwell Wright[2] 1819 1826
3 Sir John Stoddart[2] 1826 1838
4 Sir Ignazio Gavino Bonavito GCMG[2] 1839 1853
5 Sir Paolo Dingli GCMG[2] 1854 1859
6 Sir Antonio Micallef GCMG[2] 1859 1880
7 Sir Adrian Dingli GCMG, CB[2] 1880 1894
8 Sir Giuseppe Carbone GCMG[2] 1895 1913
9 Sir Vincenzo Frendo Azzopardi, CMG[2] 1915 1919
10 Prof. Sir Michelangelo Refalo, CBE[2] 1919 1923
11 Prof. Sir Arturo Mercieca 1924 1940
12 Sir George Borg, MBE 1941 1952
13 Sir Luigi Camilleri 1952 1957
14 Prof. Sir Anthony Mamo 1957 1971
13 Prof. John J.Cremona LL.D KOM, KM 1971 1981
14 Dr Carmelo Schembri LL.D 1981 1987
15 Prof Hugh W. Harding LL.D 1987 1990
16 Prof. Giuseppe Mifsud Bonnici LL.D 1990 1995
17 Dr. Joseph Said Pullicino LL.D 1995 2002
18 Dr. Noel Arrigo LL.D[3] 2002 2002
19 Dr. Vincent De Gaetano LL.D 2002 2010
20 Dr. Silvio Camilleri LL.D[4] 2010 2018
21 Dr. Joseph Azzopardi LL.D[5] 2018 Incumbent

References[change | change source]

  1. "Regular report on Malta's progress towards accession" (PDF). European Commission. 2002. p. 17. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 List of former Chief Justices. Judiciary of Malta. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  3. http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2009-11-18/news/court-trial-of-former-chief-justice-noel-arrigo-i-did-not-want-the-money-266406/
  4. http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2018-04-26/local-news/New-Chief-Justice-Joseph-Azzopardi-sworn-in-6736188867
  5. https://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/85989/judge_joseph_azzopardi_will_be_the_new_chief_justice#.XO-Acv57mvY