ECRE welcomes aditus as one of its new members

The European Council on Refugees & Exiles (ECRE) welcomed aditus foundation and JRS Malta as their 2 new members, extending their reach into Southern Europe. “This is excellent news for us, a confirmation of the role we’re playing in supporting asylum-seekers & refugees in Malta.  Through our membership with ECRE we’re keen to engage in more active advocacy efforts & to team up with like-minded organisations all over Europe”, says Dr. Neil Falzon (aditus Director). Our membership with ECRE, as well … read more

We turned 1 a few weeks ago, & now we’ve published our 2011 Annual Report

It’s been just over one year that a group of 3 young Maltese lawyers got together & wondered – for the hundredth time – what they could do to improve the level of human rights in Malta.  Since then, aditus foundation was born, registered as a non-profit & voluntary foundation & go going on a series of projects & initiatives that put it clearly on the national human rights scene. We’re all terribly happy with what we achieved in 2011!  … read more

Joint submissions on Malta’s draft National Children’s Policy

This morning aditus and JRS Malta submitted their joint submissions to the Malta Ministry for Education and Employment on the draft National Children’s Policy.  The draft Policy was launched for public consultation in November 2011. In our joint submission with JRS, we gathered our proposals under two main headings.  Firstly, we urged the Maltese authorities to ensure a mainstreamed approach to any national children’s policy, to ensure that all migrant and refugee children are included in all policies adopted at a … read more

Refugee girl caught between her biological & her ‘foster’ family: aditus comments

A five-year-old Eritrean girl is caught in the middle of a heartbreaking legal battle between the Maltese woman she has lived with all her life and her biological parents, who are migrants about to relocate to Switzerland. Today, a judge will seal the girl’s fate, deciding whether she will leave tomorrow, as planned, with her parents and three siblings, or, as her “ad hoc” guardian is requesting, go on with her life in Malta until a smoother transition can take … read more

aditus participates in a seminar organised by Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF)

aditus Director Neil Falzon spent a day in Athens discussing the Mediterranean region, at a seminar organised by MSF entitled ‘European and regional restrictive immigration policies: Are medical/humanitarian concerns taken into account?’  The primary aims of the seminar was to identify existing gaps in the regional with regard to the provision of medical and humanitarian assistance to migrants, with a view to assessing the possible operational involvement of agencies like MSF. Neil, together with JRS Malta, provided the Malta perspective … read more