aditus foundation is a non-governmental organisation established in 2011 with a mission to monitor, report and act on access to human rights in Malta. Named for the Latin word for 'access', our work is focused on the attentive analysis of access to human rights recognition and enjoyment.
Our work promotes a society where all persons are able to access and enjoy all their fundamental human rights, and access to justice and remedies should be provided in case of violations. Our focus is primarily Malta, but we also work towards highlighting the regional & international dimensions of human rights in Malta.
We are active members of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles, Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, European Network on Statelessness, International Detention Coalition.
aditus foundation is one of the winners of the 2014 Active Citizens of Europe (ACE) Awards - NGOs Category.
We are registered with the Malta Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations with number VO/0512.
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I am young, hence the Coronavirus isn’t too dangerous for me…I am not too worried. I will still go out, but will be cautious not to touch contaminated places to minimise exposure. Staying in all this time bores me! Why is staying at home an effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19? It is a fact that if one is young and healthy, chances of death from this virus are low. However, let’s imagine the following scenario. You get read more
Hey fellow readers!! Hope everyone is doing great and you are taking good care of yourselves. This week I am going to be writing about something I really enjoy doing: going to protests. In particular, I am going to talk about the last two protests that aditus foundation endorsed. Did you know that protesting is a right? In fact it is a right that originates from a number of other human rights. There is no human rights instrument or national read more
“COVID-19 is a test for our societies, and we are all learning and adapting as we respond to the virus. Human dignity and rights need to be front and centre in that effort, not an afterthought.” Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights It is appalling to hear Government talk of non-Maltese nationals without acknowledging their humanity and – in many cases – their vulnerability. Recent statements by the Economy Minister are, at best, extremely naive and, read more
Hey all, it’s Rimaz and Matthew! We are the new Human Rights Interns of aditus foundation, and we’re so happy to welcome you to #KeepingUpWithTheInterns Together with being super honoured to be members of the aditus foundation family, we are really excited to kick-start a learning experience with aditus and with you! Yes that’s right! We are going to be updating you weekly about or experiences, things we are learning, and our personal views related to the human rights moments read more
This is our Director’s opinion piece for Times of Malta, published on 13 February 2020. Despite the radical developments in Malta over the past months, it cannot be said that normality has been restored. After weeks of taking to the streets, we at Aditus Foundation welcomed Joseph Muscat’s resignation and Prime Minister Robert Abela’s statements on governance reform. Yet, it would be foolish to believe or act as if Malta’s institutional shortcomings have miraculously disappeared. Our democracy is still extremely read more