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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Joint NGO Press Release As Malta swelters in the summer heat, over 350 men, women and children are out at sea, stranded aboard rescue vessels waiting to be allowed to land. Despite repeated requests to Italy and Malta for a safe port, to date neither Member State has allowed disembarkation and none of the Member States of the EU have stepped in to offer refuge to those on board. As days turn into weeks and EU Member States continue to read more
Our team is taking a deserved and needed break for summer. Please take note of our opening hours for the coming days… 12 – 16 August the office will be closed. For urgent matters you can anyway email us or – for really urgent matters – call us on 99892191; 19 – 23 August we will be in the office from 9.00 – 13.00. Thanks for understanding! Our human rights work relies on your support. Visit our Support Us page, read more
We are looking for interpreters and translators in the following language combinations: English to Somali English to Arabic English to French English to Tigrinya English to Bengali Translators are needed to translate information documents we are producing regarding Malta’s asylum procedures. We have approximately 15 pages to be translated. Interpreters could be needed for information sessions we intend to deliver in Open Centres, or for other work with our clients. We are not able to offer employment, and cannot give an estimate of the number of read more
Brussels, 26 July 2019 The criminalisation of solidarity in Europe is soaring. Researchers and civil society have identified at least 49 ongoing cases of investigation and criminal prosecution in 11 Member States involving a total of 158 people in a recent study by the European research platform ReSOMA. The number of individuals criminalised for humanitarian activities has grown tenfold, from 10 people in 2015 to 104 in 2018. The targets include volunteers, activists, NGOs, crew members of rescue ships, migrants’ read more
We are not surprised to read the news that yet another group of migrants were found living in squalor. On the one hand, it is terribly upsetting that more and more people have recognised an economic opportunity in this inhuman business. They are profiting by racist exploitation that ‘houses’ people in structures designed and intended for animals. Essentially, they reflect what we’ve been saying for far too long: Malta’s economic boom lives off the exploitation of migrants and returns close read more