Mission Statement

aditus foundation is a non-governmental organisation established in 2011 by a group of young lawyers. We believe in the universality, interdependence & indivisibility of all human rights, and our mission is to promote a society where all persons are able to access and enjoy all their fundamental human rights. Where this is not possible, access to justice and remedies should be provided.

Named for the Latin word meaning access, our work is focused on the attentive analysis of access to human rights recognition and enjoyment. In practical terms, we monitor, report and act on access to human rights by individuals and groups.

Our focus is primarily Malta, but we also work towards highlighting the regional & international dimensions of human rights in Malta.

aditus foundation is one of the winners of the 2014 Active Citizens of Europe (ACE) Awards - NGOs Category.

We are registered with the Malta Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations with number VO/0512.

Latest News

Having just arrived in Malta and making my way to work on my first day with aditus, I didn’t really know what to expect of the upcoming two months, which seemed like a long time back then. Looking back now, after those two months flew by in no time, I regret not having had double the time. What I gained from the internship – apart from weight due to a pastizzi-overload and a real sense of patience during daily traffic … read more

It has been said that good governance is the process whereby public institutions conduct public affairs, manage public resources and guarantee the realisation of human rights in a manner essentially free of abuse and corruption, and with due regard for the rule of law. The key question is: are the institutions of governance effectively guaranteeing the right to health, adequate housing, sufficient food, quality education, fair justice and personal security? United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, … read more