How can I help Malta? Our tips.

The brutal assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has shocked us all, and whilst many of us (and you) have been attending marches, vigils and protests there’s a lingering feeling that it’s just not enough to bring about the changes we all think Malta needs. We also understand that you’re not all actively involved with NGOs, but would anyway like to do more to be part of this significant time in Maltese history. So we thought we could you some … read more


Feeling Aggrieved by Zarb’s online hate speech rant?

You can use our standard text to file a police complaint and/or send a letter to the NCPE   1. File a Police Complaint Any person who feels aggrieved by the online hate speech rant published by Mr. Zarb on the 26th October, 2017 from his Facebook page may file a complaint with the police in two ways:


From assisting British lawyers in Greece to a standalone initiative: Know Your Rights!

Recently, we’ve been requested by the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association* (ILPA) to provide specific information about various elements of Malta’s asylum system. In 2017, ILPA started a pilot project aiming at sending volunteer experienced UK immigration and asylum lawyers to Greece to support refugees and Greek lawyers on-site. The lawyers sent to Greece are focusing on the initial stages of cases: preparing statements, advising on evidence and applications for family reunion. So as to ensure a more effective implementation, ILPA … read more


We would like to commend the Government of Malta’s stand against the far right group Defend Europe

We would like to commend the Government of Malta’s stand against the far right group Defend Europe in refusing to allow the C-Star to enter Malta. Under the deceptive premise of ‘saving lives’, the mission of the vessel C-Star claims to ‘defend Europe’ by disrupting humanitarian vessels and by returning refugees to the coast of Libya. The scope and actions of Defend Europe must not be underestimated, their political ideology is dangerous and extreme. The stance adopted by the Government … read more


A Fundamentally Different Approach is Needed: Joint Statement to the European Committee on Legal Co-Operation of the Council of Europe on the codification of European Rules for the Conditions of Administrative Detention of Migrants

We, the undersigned 53 organizations, welcome the increased attention of the Council of Europe towards the protection of the human rights of migrants impacted by immigration detention, including the current draft process to develop European Rules on the Conditions for the Administrative Detention of Migrants. We write to express our collective concern that a fundamentally different approach is needed if the draft codifying instrument is to truly reflect the minimum human rights standards to which migrants are entitled. Existing international … read more