Statelessness Index – new online tool comparing how European countries address statelessness

Today European Network on Statelessness is launching a new online tool, Statelessness Index, for assessing how different European countries – including Malta – protect stateless people and what they are doing to prevent and reduce statelessness. The tool is aimed at sharing good practices as well as raising awareness or focusing advocacy on areas that need improvement. It is the first tool that provides comprehensive and accessible comparative analysis on statelessness in different countries in Europe. Comparing country specific information … read more

Personal stories of protecting refugees coming soon: Our Island

My time spent working with refugees has taught me many things: the sheer strength of the human spirit, the tragedy of loss and suffering born of human egoism, neglect and violence, the capacity of the nation state to deny the right to rights and the people’s capacity to be complicit…and also to resist. Maria Pisani How does one convey what it was like to work in detention, to someone who has never set foot inside a detention centre? How to … read more

Rent Regulation for a Fairer Society

Press Conference 24 February 2018 A coalition of seventeen organisations working in different sectors, including aditus foundation, are today launching a document with a Proposal for Rent Regulation in Malta. Malta has almost no regulation in the rental market, and the law of the jungle currently applies. This is forcing many tenants to lead precarious lives, with only temporary roofs over their head and no place to call home. There is a pressing need for rules in the rental market … read more

Jum il-Mara – Semma’ Leħnek

As you know, International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on the 8th March. On this day, Moviment Graffitti, the Women’s Rights Foundation, Gender Equality Malta, Men Against Violence and Integra Foundation shall be organising a march entitled ‘Jum il-Mara – Semma’ Leħnek’, in order to denounce all forms of violence against women and sexism. The march shall begin at 5.30pm at City Gate, Valletta, and will be followed by a gathering at Maori (Valletta) around 8pm for some drinks and … read more

What the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner told Malta about migrants/refugees.

In a letter addressed to the Minister for Home Affairs and National Security of Malta, Mr. Michael Farrugia, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Nils Muižnieks, urged Malta to improve the protection and integration of migrants, while appreciating Malta’s policy changes to end the automatic detention of migrants, its participation in the EU refugee relocation programme and the recently-adopted migrant integration strategy. The Commissioner highlighted the need to lift obstacles to migrant integration, such as lack of … read more