aditus Director Dr. Neil Falzon has just returned from the 2-day conference ‘Fleeing Homophobia’, an event organised to launch the publication that brings together months of EU-wide research into the manner EU MS deal with LGBTI asylum-seekers. aditus was the project’s Malta National Rapporteur.
A few days ago we sent a list of general update queries to EASO, asking about the status of the premises, recruitment procedures and the Consultative Forum. In response, I was invited to a meeting with Dr. Visser, Executive Director, and his advisor Ms. Lonneke Kapoen. I just returned from a good introductory meeting, held in EASO’s current premises just seconds away from one of Malta’s open centres – Marsa Open Centre. Mr. Visser explained that work on the official … read more
The Malta Gay Rights Movement and aditus acknowledge the positive step forward made by the Maltese Government in amending Maltese legislation to correctly reflect the requirements of the EU’s Freedom of Movement Directive although they regret that such a change from obviously discriminatory legislation only came about after infringement proceedings by the European Commission. With this amendment EU nationals in a relationship with a third country national of the same sex, wishing to move to and reside in Malta should now have their entry … read more
aditus unequivocally condemns the use of violence on Tuesday by a number of detained migrants during the protest at Safi Detention Centre. Furthermore aditus would like to express its sympathy with those Police and Detention Service officers injured during the event in the course of carrying out their challenging professional duties. “The Detention Services officers are called to implement a strict detention policy that insists on locking up people in filthy, crammed and suffocating spaces.” aditus Chairperson Dr. Neil Falzon commented: “Malta has repeatedly been told … read more
“Once again, political discussions take precedence over human lives. It is at times like these that our consciences are called to do what is right, to ensure a full respect for the fundamental human rights of all persons irrespectively of colour, origin and status.” It appears that the Maltese and Italian authorities are once again disagreeing over where to disembark a group of around 100 rescued migrants. Rescued earlier today by a Spanish frigate, the Almirante Juan de Borbón, the … read more