Spring Hunting Referendum (3) What is an abrogative referendum?


An abrogative referendum is one which cancels a specific piece of legislation. It could be a law or a set of regulations. Both are examples of legislation.

However not all legislation can be subjected to a referendum. The Constitution (including its provisions on human rights), fiscal legislation (including laws on taxation), The European Convention Act, and laws implementing international treaties are examples of laws which cannot be subjected to an abrogative referendum in Malta.

Legal Notice 210 of 2010 has been identified by the Coalition as the ideal candidate for the abrogative referendum. It is entitled: Framework for allowing a derogation opening a Spring Hunting Season for Turtledove and Quail Regulations.

These regulations establish the parameters within which the Maltese State permits Spring Hunting.

Your vote will consign these regulations to history.