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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News & Updates

Findings of the Report The Documentation = Employability report was written within the ambit of the Documentation = Employability: Support Services for the Documentation of Various Communities. Through the provision of our services, we have identified the personal and/or institutional obstacles preventing persons from being appropriately documented through client interactions and also meetings with stakeholders, such as homeless NGOs and migrant-led NGOs. We have also carried out desk-research covering publicly available academic literature, published government policies and other relevant reports read more

In the context of our project 2incING, we are looking for an audiovisual expert. Project Background The project aims to promote and support refugee and migrant participation in the design and implementation of integration policies. The project is a partnership of 4 civil society organisations (Croatia, Greece, Malta and Netherlands), 1 alliance (Belgium) and 1 university (Netherlands). It is a 2-year project, starting in early 2022. Who do we need? We want to engage the services of an audiovisual expert. The read more

In case you missed this insightful piece, the prominent news portal Politico published a visual story on Malta’s abysmal detention centres. Put together by Joanna Demarco and Julian Delia, the piece is a rare human account of detention during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was funded by the National Geographic Society. We are honoured to have supported Joanna throughout her photographic journey. The piece complements our efforts to raise public awareness on the situation in Safi Barracks, Malta’s main detention centre. read more

Minors being hosted in the Dar Il-Liedna open shelter for unaccompanied children now live in fear of being arrested and detained at any moment following the arbitrary arrest of two Bangladeshi minors by the Principal Immigration Officer (PIO), based on controversial evidence that they were allegedly adults.  The two teenagers had been rescued at sea by the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) and were disembarked in Malta on the 26th of May 2022.  They were directly taken to detention in read more

🇬🇧Press Statement 22.07.22 Eight organisations active in support of workers’ rights, parental rights and equality between women and men, have sent a letter to the General Workers Union (GWU) and Union Ħaddiema Magħqudin (UHM) to express their great disappointment at the role the unions played in the transposition of the European Directive on work-life balance, and to stress that this weak law should change. The organisations expressed their deep dismay that during discussions, which happened behind closed doors on the read more