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Rose Anne Abdilla
Member


Anton graduated in Law (LL.D.) in 2009 with a thesis in Criminal Law: “The Interrelation between Criminal Insanity and Mental Disorders in Maltese Law” and was admitted to the Bar the same year. He practiced with a local firm until December 2010. In September 2011 he started seminary formation at the Archbishop’s Seminary in Malta and a read a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Philosophy at the University of Malta and a Bachelor’s degree in Sacred Theology. In 2017 he started a Licentiate in Theology and graduated in 2019 with a thesis entitled “Healing a Turbulent Past: Reconciling Church and Politics in Malta.” That same year Anton was asked to act as a Chaplain at the University of Malta, Junior College. Since January 2021 he is the Director of the Migrants Commission Foundation within the Archdiocese of Malta.



Fr Anton D'Amato
Chairperson


Anton graduated in Law (LL.D.) in 2009 with a thesis in Criminal Law: “The Interrelation between Criminal Insanity and Mental Disorders in Maltese Law” and was admitted to the Bar the same year. He practiced with a local firm until December 2010. In September 2011 he started seminary formation at the Archbishop’s Seminary in Malta and a read a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Philosophy at the University of Malta and a Bachelor’s degree in Sacred Theology. In 2017 he started a Licentiate in Theology and graduated in 2019 with a thesis entitled “Healing a Turbulent Past: Reconciling Church and Politics in Malta.” That same year Anton was asked to act as a Chaplain at the University of Malta, Junior College. Since January 2021 he is the Director of the Migrants Commission Foundation within the Archdiocese of Malta.


Perit Etienne Fenech
member


Anton graduated in Law (LL.D.) in 2009 with a thesis in Criminal Law: “The Interrelation between Criminal Insanity and Mental Disorders in Maltese Law” and was admitted to the Bar the same year. He practiced with a local firm until December 2010. In September 2011 he started seminary formation at the Archbishop’s Seminary in Malta and a read a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Philosophy at the University of Malta and a Bachelor’s degree in Sacred Theology. In 2017 he started a Licentiate in Theology and graduated in 2019 with a thesis entitled “Healing a Turbulent Past: Reconciling Church and Politics in Malta.” That same year Anton was asked to act as a Chaplain at the University of Malta, Junior College. Since January 2021 he is the Director of the Migrants Commission Foundation within the Archdiocese of Malta.



Dr Ibtisam Sadegh
member


Dr Sadegh is a University Lecturer at Faculty of Laws, Civil Law department, University of Malta. She obtained a Doctor of Law (LL.D.) degree at the University of Malta. For her thesis she conducted a comparative research between Sharia Councils, Muslim Arbitration Tribunal and the Beth Din in England and Wales, and the Ecclesiastical Tribunals in Malta. As a PhD researcher in the ERC project Problematizing ‘Muslim Marriages’: Ambiguities and Contestations, she is currently conducting ethnographic research with interfaith couples in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave on the Moroccan North African coast. She is very much active as a Pro Bono lawyer with Asylum Seekers and within the Law Clinic at the University or Malta.


Dr Rachel Taylor East
member


Dr Taylor East is a Consultant Psychiatrist and specialises in Acute In-Patient Psychiatry. She graduated M.D. from the University of Malta and a MSc in Clinical and Public Health aspects of addiction at the Institute of Psychiatry in Kings College, London. She did work in a number of research projects, one of which was a population study on the incidence of psychosis of the Maltese Islands, another was on substance misuse and on migrants' mental health services for detained asylum seekers. Currently she is the Secretary of the Malta Association of Psychiatry.



Marija Zahra
member


Marija Zahra is a social worker and is currently the Principal Social Worker at the Directorate for Educational Services within the Education Department. She has 20 years of experience as a Social Worker having spent, working in various sectors of the social work field from child protection to community services. Along the years she has been engaged in various voluntary initiatives.


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