Mission Statement

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.

We believe in the universality, interdependence & indivisibility of all human rights.

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.

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.

Check out our Projects and Advocacy Initiatives.


News & Updates

Your donation will allow us to: provide, for free, legal information and advice to persons who are are unable to pay a private lawyer or who are unable to obtain a Government Legal Aid Lawyer; file cases before the Courts of Law. Your donation will allow one of our lawyers to prepare, file and follow up the Court application; pay interpreters to allow us to communicate with some of our clients; seek sources of funding that require us to provide read more

Your donation will allow us to: provide, for free, legal information and advice to persons who are are unable to pay a private lawyer or who are unable to obtain a Government Legal Aid Lawyer; file cases before the Courts of Law. Your donation will allow one of our lawyers to prepare, file and follow up the Court application; pay interpreters to allow us to communicate with some of our clients; seek sources of funding that require us to provide read more

Your donation will allow us to: provide, for free, legal information and advice to persons who are are unable to pay a private lawyer or who are unable to obtain a Government Legal Aid Lawyer; file cases before the Courts of Law. Your donation will allow one of our lawyers to prepare, file and follow up the Court application; pay interpreters to allow us to communicate with some of our clients; seek sources of funding that require us to provide read more

JOINT NGO reaction to comments made by the Guardian of Future Generations The undersigned non-governmental organisations strongly condemn the racist comments by Mr. Maurice Mizzi, nominated as Guardian of Future Generations by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. According to Government’s mission statement, Mr. Mizzi’s role is to “endeavour to facilitate closer collaboration between all stakeholders in the pursuit of the right balance between socio-economic development and environmental stewardship in the Maltese Islands”. Finding a balance between socio-economic development and environmental stewardship read more

Our Director spoke with The Malta Independent about the national shock at the news of the brutal murder of Ivorian Lassane Cisse (6 April). Is Malta racist? Is the Armed Forces more racist than the rest of the population? How could this murder happen? What next? Watch the full interview (half hour clip) with our Director. Our human rights work relies on your support. Visit our Support Us page, or contact us if you would like to offer any other read more

It is a book about integration and the paths that people follow — voluntarily or otherwise — as they slowly make Malta home, their island. Neil Falzon, aditus Director, talking to the Times of Malta On Friday, May 10, at the Casino Maltese, Valletta, aditus foundation launched Our Island II: Personal Accounts of Refugees in Malta with the support of the European Parliament Office in Malta, UNHCR Malta and the European Council on Refugees and Exiles. The publication of Our Island II, the read more

Joint Civil Society Statement We are shocked and saddened beyond words by the confirmation that the drive-by shooting on April 6th which left Lassana Cisse dead and two other men seriously injured was an act of racial hatred. That the two men suspected of committing this heinous crime are members of the Armed Forces of Malta – a state institution that is there to protect us – makes it even more reprehensible. It would be tempting to disassociate ourselves from read more

Your donation will allow us to: provide, for free, legal information and advice to persons who are are unable to pay a private lawyer or who are unable to obtain a Government Legal Aid Lawyer; file cases before the Courts of Law. Your donation will allow one of our lawyers to prepare, file and follow up the Court application; pay interpreters to allow us to communicate with some of our clients; seek sources of funding that require us to provide read more