Owen Bonnici

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Owen Bonnici

Hon. Owen Bonnici MP - Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Malta at the Europeana Strategy meeting “Migration and culture- how can our past educate our present” (34024402984).jpg
Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government
Assumed office
13 March 2013
PresidentGeorge Abela
Prime MinisterJoseph Muscat
Muscat Cabinet
Preceded byChris Said
Responsible for Justice
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
10 May 2008
Personal details
Born (1980-05-24) 24 May 1980 (age 38)
Zejtun, Malta
Political partyPartit Laburista

Owen Bonnici (born 24 May 1980) is a Maltese politician who has been Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government since 2014.

Following the March 2013 General Elections, he was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary for Justice.[1] After a cabinet reshuffle he was made minister of justice, culture and local government in March 2014. [2]

Political life[edit]

Dr Bonnici was first elected to Parliament in 2008 from the third electoral district, which is made up of the residents of the towns of Fgura, Marsascala and Zejtun. After serving as Opposition Spokesperson for Youth and Culture and subsequently for Higher Education, University, Research and Culture, he was handsomely elected in the 2013 elections. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat appointed him Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Justice and then Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government.

Prior to his election to Parliament he served on the Local Council of Marsascala for five years, first as a Councillor and then as Deputy Mayor, and as an elected member of the Labour Executive Council (2004-2008).

Dr Bonnici was responsible for a number of initiatives undertaken during the legislature, including the Whistleblowers' Act, Justice Reform and the Individual Investors' Program.


  1. ^ New Government Cabinet Appointed, Malta Today, Wednesday 13 March 2013
  2. ^ "Cabinet reshuffle: 10 changes to fill 4 vacancies - The Malta Independent". www.independent.com.mt. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Chris Said
Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Justice of Malta
Succeeded by