Maltese NGOs at the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review’s Pre-Session

On 12 October aditus foundation, Kunsill Nazzjonali Żgħażagħ, The Malta Independent on Sunday editor David Lindsay attended the UPR pre-session on Malta to give their feedback and recommendations on the state of human rights in Malta as they stand. The UPR pre-sessions are attended by States’ missions to the United Nations, based in Geneva, with a view to gathering information in preparation for the upcoming review of a State’s human rights performance. Malta’s review is set for 14 November 2018…we’ll be … read more


Malta and Human Rights: It’s Time for the UPR

Malta’s turn is up soon. On 14 November 2018, Malta will be questioned on the advancements of its human rights thanks to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)  process, with the distribution of the report taking place on 16 November 2018. So what is this UPR? The UPR is a particular procedure that comprises a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States. It gives each State the chance to declare what actions or steps it … read more


International Human Rights Day Press Statement: “Talk to human rights defenders, they work for us all.”

The Platform of Human Rights Organisations in Malta (PHROM) stresses the crucial role played by its Member Organisations in ensuring Malta remains a safe, harmonious and inclusive place for all persons. The Platform’s 29 non-governmental organisations are active in several areas, striving to ensure that their beneficiaries do not face exclusion, violence, poverty, discrimination, harassment and other human rights violations. As believers and promoters of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, commemorated today, all our Member Organisations are at … read more


Want to be a Human Rights Intern?

We’re seeking to recruit one or two Human Rights Interns to assist us in our advocacy activities. Here’s a summary of the requirements and task description, but you can download the full call here: “The Human Rights Interns will be full and active members of our dynamic team, with tasks generally including: Daily media review and compilation; PHROM’s Il-Librerija data management; Thematic research supporting our FRANET Research Team; Logistical and other support for projects being implemented; Active input in our … read more


We’ve grown!

As part of our efforts to consolidate our activities and projects, and to work towards a more sustainable and effective organisation, we’ve taken a number of significant internal decisions relating to how our Operational Team is structured. We’re extremely happy to redefine Carla’s role to that of Assistant Director! We’ve also strengthened our Pro Bono Unit by bringing Claire on board as a Legal Officer, whilst Erika is now a Human Rights Officer as also Secretariat Officer for the Platform of … read more