The Hate Crime and Speech Unit was established as part of a project which was co-funded by the European Commission, under the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Program, in conjunction with the Government of Malta and the Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement. This Unit was inaugurated by Hon Dr Michael Farrugia M.D., M.P., on the 24th October 2019. It aims to create and implement policies and strategies in order to combat intolerance and provide authorities with a better framework within which hate crime and hate speech can be tackled effectively. A part of the project’s goal is to ensure that victims of hate crime and hate speech are aware of their rights and have adequate professional support available, while also educating the public through awareness-raising campaigns. The project hopes to achieve better understanding, coordination and improved methodology related to hate crime incidents, both on a national and European level. 

Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement  

The Ministry, led by Hon Dr Byron Camilleri LLB, Dip Not Pub, LLD, MP. has in its portfolio the Armed Forces, the Police, Correctional Services, Probation and Parole, Defence and Civil Protection.  For more information please refer to:​

Malta Police Force – Victim Support Unit                                                          

The Victim Support Unit of the Malta Police Force provides support to victims of crime after lodging a report and creates a valuable point of contact through which victims may be referred to other services. In addition to counselling, the Unit is involved with formulating and conducting appropriate training on victim-centred practices. For more information refer to:​​

Human Rights and Integration Directorate, Ministry for European Affairs and Equality
The Human Rights and Integration Directorate develops legislative proposals, policy frameworks and collaborates with other organisations in order to generate advancement in the spheres of civil liberties, minority rights and integration, particularly that of foreign communities. For more information refer to:​

Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers                                                                                


The Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers is tasked with implementing policies and legislation related to the welfare of asylum seekers and refugees. The Agency manages reception centres and ensures that clients receive adequate information on housing, education, employment and health. It also promotes and assists in the application for several government scheme related to resettlement voluntary returns. For more information refer to:​

Academy for Disciplined Forces                                                                          

The Academy for Disciplined Forces provides training and oversees the professional development of the Armed Forces, the Police Force, Correctional Officers and Civil Protection. The Academy plays a vital role in cementing the values of justice, integrity, ethics and honesty in the disciplined forces of Malta, and ensures that they are well equipped to serve the interests of the citizen and the state. ​For more information refer to:​​

Victim Support Europe                                      ​

Victim Support Europe is a European umbrella organisation which provides support to victims of crime through 54 organisations in 30 countries. It aims to improve the rights of victims of crime and ensure that their voice is heard throughout the process of justice, whilst also advocating for improvement to victim support services on a European level. For more information refer to:​

The Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability              
The Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) is committed to rendering Maltese society an inclusive one, in a way that persons with disability reach their full potential in all aspects of life, enjoying a high quality of life thanks to equal opportunities.

In fulfilling this mission, CRPD works in order to eliminate any form of direct or indirect social discrimination against persons with disability and their families while providing them with the necessary assistance and support.  For more information refer to:​

Hate Crime and Speech Unit,
15, 1st Floor, City Gate Buildings,
Ordnance Street,
Valletta. VLT 1020