A lawyer by profession, Hon. Owen Bonnici is the Minister responsible for Justice, Culture and Local Government.
He was first elected to Parliament in 2008 at the age of 27 and was appointed Opposition Spokesperson for Youth and Culture and later as Spokesperson for Higher Education, University, Research and Culture.
Dr Bonnici was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Justice on 13.3.13 and on 2.4.14 was promoted to Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government. He is a Teaching Associate in the Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta