Malta / Criminal Court of Appeal / 98/2011 The Police v Norman Lowell

Key facts of the case:

Mr Lowell was accused of inciting racial hatred during a number of public speeches and a written article occurring in 2006, in contravention of Maltese laws prohibiting hate speech. He was also accused of insulting the President of Malta.

Paragraphs referring to EU Charter: 


The defendant had referred to the Charter in his legal submissions, as one of the legal instruments protecting the right to freedom of expression.

Deciding body (original language): 
Qorti tal-Appell Kriminali