National judicial procedures protecting witnesses from identification – witness protection

Republic of Malta

Malta - Criminal Code 1854 (2014) EN

Title II Of the Court of Magistrates

Sub-title II Of the Court of Magistrates as Court of Criminal Inquiry

391. (1) The witnesses shall be examined by the court. The name and surname of the witness, the name of his father and, if the witness is a person to whom article 3 of the Identity Card Act applies, the number, if known to the witness, of his identity card
issued under the said Act, as well as the place of birth and abode of the witness and the language in which he shall have deposed, shall be noted down at the head of every deposition:
Provided that the court may, in exceptional circumstances and to provide for the safety of the witness, omit the above particulars, other than the name and surname of the witness and the language in which he shall have deposed, making a note to that effect in the record of the proceedings.

Rome Statute

Article 93 Other forms of cooperation

1. States Parties shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Part and under procedures of national law, comply with requests by the Court to provide the following assistance in relation to investigations or prosecutions:

(j) The protection of victims and witnesses and the preservation of evidence;