The Criminal Code Act was amended in 2018 in line with the Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence Act of 2018, which also addresses stalking and sexual harassment. The idea behind this amendment was to give full legal effect to the Istanbul Convention that was ratified by Malta in the same year. Before this amendment, sexual harassment was crimilaised solely in relation to the workplace. By means of this amendment, Maltese law has now extended the application of the law on sexual harassment in all spheres of life.
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