“Do I have a right to justice?” Improving access to legal assistance in Malta

The final event of the ATLAS project, held on the 28th April, 2017, provided speakers and participants alike the opportunity to discuss the issues relating to improving access to legal assistance in Malta. Minister Helena Dalli, in her opening address, explained that legal aid is essential in order for individuals to have access to an effective remedy and that the current means threshold is effectively barring the majority from receiving such legal aid even in situations of abuse such as domestic violence. Mr. Tamietti, … read more


#Legal Aid. Have you used it?! Take our Survey!

Have you had experience in accessing the public legal aid system? Were you assigned a lawyer through the legal aid agency or the advocate for legal aid? Take our short survey! We are looking for information on your experience with the legal aid system, the survey is anonymous and participants details will not be kept or otherwise published. Click here: TAKE THE SURVEY  aditus is carrying out research on the current public legal aid system in Malta, we want to understand its … read more


Update on our main access to justice project

The ATLAS (Access to Legal Assistance) project (1 May 2016 – 30 April 2017) is moving forward! Alessia, our new Project Officer, has finally moved to Malta and, together with Carla, they have identified relevant stakeholders and are now conducting interviews with service providers. We have already met the General Legal Aid Unit and the Third Country Nationals Unit, gathering information about the actual availability of legal assistance in Malta for asylum, civil and criminal proceedings. We have also spoken … read more