Fundamental Rights in the EU

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) recently published ‘Fundamental Rights: challenges and achievements in 2014 – Annual Report 2014’. The Report explores the 2014 challenges and advancements in the area of fundamental rights in 2014, while also providing a concrete and comparative analysis on the fundamental rights situations in the 28 EU Member States. FRA notes that the EU and its Member States have taken various important steps in order protect and promote fundamental rights, whilst also emphasising the … read more

aditus participates in the 7th annual meeting of the EU’s Fundamental Rights Platform – Vienna

The theme for this year’s annual meeting was: “Future fundamental rights priorities in the area of freedom, security and justice – The contribution of civil society”. The conference was held over two days and was divided between panel discussions and various working groups. On the first day, we were welcomed and presentations started. Amongst the presentations given, one of the most interesting was by Max Schrems, a PhD student and founder of “Europe vs. Facebook”, who spoke about his experience … read more

International Women’s Day: violence against women remains a serious concern in Malta

Tomorrow, 8th March, is International Women’s Day. In commemoration, aditus foundation encourages the Maltese public, our government, and all authorities and institutions to focus on the impact of violence against women and to strive for its eradication — in policy and in practice. On 5th March, the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) published Violence against women: an EU-wide survey. As the survey states, “Violence against women undermines women’s core fundamental rights, such as dignity, access to justice and gender equality.” Maltese … read more

aditus participates in the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) conference

On 6th and 7th December, our Director participated in ‘Justice in Austerity: challenges and opportunities for access to justice’, the conference organised by the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA). The even attracted over 350 participants from all over the EU, gathering government officials, international and regional organisations, academic institutions and non-governmental organisations. For aditus this was an opportunity to further explore a theme we’ve been toying with for a number of months, since we’re keen to look into current obstacles … read more