Below you can find a list of all our publications.
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Policy Paper I: Prohibition of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity/Expression Conversation Therpay
Our position on the banning of 'conversation therapies'.
‘Refugees (Amendment) Act, 2014′ – Comments on the exercise transposing the EU Recast Qualification Directive (December 2014)
Technical comments on proposed legislation transposing the Recast EU Qualification Directive.
'What does Solidarity mean for Malta?' (September 2015)
NGO recommendations on Malta's role in EU-wide solidarity measures
"The under-signed 14 non-governmental organisations working with and for migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees would like to take this opportunity to offer suggestions as to how Malta can express and practice such solidarity. At the heart of our recommendations is the belief that solidarity should not be exclusively based on mechanisms beneficial to Member States, but that it ought to be primarily concerned with upholding the fundamental human rights of those persons facing intense hardships and violations."
Child Protection (Out of Home Care) Bill: What Protection for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (October 2014)
Technical comments on proposed legislation to reform Malta's provision of out-of-home care, also affecting unaccompanied refugee and asylum-seeking children.
Consultation on IVF Legislation: Joint Submission by aditus foundation and MGRM (August 2015)
Input by us and MGRM on the review of Malta's IVF legal regime.
Feedback to the European Asylum Support Office on its 2012 Annual Activity Report, 2012 (July 2013)
Comments submitted to EASO on its 2012 Annual Activity Report of 2012.
Input on the 'Victims of Crime Bill' (January 2015)
Our comments on legal proposals to transpose the EU Victims' Rights Directive.
Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act: Public Consultation Input, 2014 (November 2014)
Comments on proposed legislation to improve the rights of transgender and intersex persons.
Joint Submission on the draft National Children’s Policy, 2012 (May 2012)
Comments submitted with other NGOs on Malta's draft children's policy.
Joint Submission to the UN Child Rights Committee on the rights of children in international migration (September 2012)
Comments submitted with other NGOs towards a general day of discussion held by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, on children in international migration.
Improved Human Rights Harmonisation (January 2016)
Input to MSDC on the Equality Bill.
Sensitivity, Safety and Strength: An Inter-agency Review of Malta's Policy on Trans, Gender Variant and Intersex Students (February 2016)
A report assessing Malta's education policy on trans, gender variant and intersex students. The document includes a Policy Assessment Tool, a methodology based on human rights indicators in order to evaluate the relevance, effectiveness and efficient of human rights measures.
Malta Integration Network II: Policy Indicators for Migrant Integration (June 2015)
The second phase of the Malta Integration Network I (MIN I) Project, MIN II builds on the findings and lessons of MIN I through the drafting and development of national integration indicators.
NGO Submissions to the Ministry of Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs & Civil Liberties – Human Rights Scoping Exercise (March 2014)
Comments submitted with other NGOs to the Civil Liberties Ministry on the future of human rights in Malta.
NGO Submissions to the Public Consultation on National Migrant Integration Strategy 2015-2020 (June 2015)
Technical submissions on migrant integration submitted to the Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties by aditus foundation, Integra Foundation, JRS Malta, KOPIN and the Organisation for Friendship in Diversity.
NGO Input on the “Draft Strategy Document: Strategy for the Reception of Asylum-Seekers and Irregular Migrants" (November 2015)
Submitted by: aditus foundation, Foundation for Shelter and Support to Migrants, Integra Foundation, International Association for Refugees, Jesuit Refugee Service (Malta), Kopin, Migrant Women Association Malta, Organisation for Friendship in Diversity, People for Change Foundation, SOS Malta.
'Justice and the SDGs: Promoting an Inclusive Approach to Participatory Policy Making' - Consultancy and Outcome Report (April 2016)
Just prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2015, a side event at CHOGM on Goal 16 and the Commonwealth was organised by CHRI, aditus foundation, CIVICUS, Integra Foundation, Jesuit Refugee Service, Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement, Platform of Human Rights Organisations in Malta. The event was supported by the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Submissions to the Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security on the transposition of the Recast Reception Conditions Directive, & to Changes to Immigration Legislation (July 2015)
Submissions made by aditus foundation and JRS Malta.
Comments on the ‘Affirmation of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression Act, 2015.’ (December 2015)
Our input on a Bill proposing to criminalise conversion therapies.
Joint NGO input on Temporary Humanitarian Protection N (November 2016)
Submitted by: aditus foundation, African Media Association Malta, The Critical Institute, Foundation for Shelter and Support to Migrants, Gender Liberation, Integra Foundation, International Association for Refugees, JRS Malta, KOPIN, Malta Emigrants’ Commission, Maltese-Serbian Community, MGRM, Migrant Women Association in Malta, Moroccan Community in Malta, Moviment Graffitti, Organisation for Friendship in Diversity, the People for Change Foundation, the Platform of Human Rights Organisations in Malta, SKOP, SOS Malta, Spark 15, Sudanese Community, Third Country National Support Network.
Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention
ENS and aditus foundation report on detention and stateless persons.
A new report published today by the European Network on Statelessness and aditus foundation on the use of detention of stateless persons in Malta, reveals that the widespread use of administrative detention has a severe impact on stateless persons. The absence of procedures to identify and recognize statelessness results in detention that in many cases is not in conformity with Malta’s human rights obligations. Furthermore, stateless persons are unable to receive any form of legal and social protection since their status remains largely unidentified. The report is nonetheless optimistic that up-coming changes to Malta’s detention regime, as also possible steps towards the 1954 Stateless Convention, could result in dramatic changes to the way stateless persons are treated.
Integration in Education of Third Country Nationals, 2012 (October 2012)
Study into the integration of third-country national students and their families in Malta's education system, researched and drafted for the Foundation for Educational Services (FES).
Malta Integration Network: A way forward for a National Integration Policy in Malta (June 2014)
Final report of the Malta Integration Network project, presenting over 60 recommendations on migrant integration.
Nitkellmu? Refugee Integration Perspectives in Malta (December 2013)
Study on refugee integration in Malta, produced in the two projects: Meet the Other and Stakeholder Information Sessions.
Unaccompanied Minor Asylum-Seekers in Malta: A Technical Report on Age Assessment & Guardianship Procedures (October 2014)
Research into Malta's age assessment and guardianship procedures for unaccompanied asylum-seekers, produced in the broader project funded by the VOICES Foundation.
Struggling to Survive: An investigation into the risk of poverty among asylum-Seekers in Malta (December 2016)
Published by JRS Malta and aditus foundation as part of 'Project Integrated'.
Dari? Refugee Voices on Making Malta Home (December 2016)
A joint publication of aditus foundation, Integra Foundation and JRS Malta as part of Project Integrated. Dari? presents data from around 80 visits conducted to refugee homes in 2015 and 2016. Project Integrated was supported by UNHCR and the Malta Community Chest Fund.