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

Following several cases filed by aditus foundation before the Immigration Appeals Board challenging the detention of individuals under a removal order, Malta has started to comply with its obligations under European and Maltese law. We are happy to welcome this development, whereby Malta is now implementing procedural safeguards in return procedures. In the EU, the situation of rejected asylum seekers is governed by the Return Directive 2008/115/EC, adopted by the European Union in 2008. This Directive establishes a common European legal framework read more

We find ourselves extremely troubled over a series of recent cases that were reported to us, which have, in turn, forced us to issue this statement. For those of you who are not aware, PEP or (post-exposure prophylaxis) is a medicine given to prevent HIV after a possible exposure. This medication is to be taken right away and is only effective for a 72-hour window. It is a vital medicine. This medicine used to be stocked at the Mater Dei read more

In the context of our project 2incING, we are looking for an IT/web design 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 IT/web design 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

We remain very concerned that Malta continues to detain children with adults in Safi Detention Centre. On 18 March 2022, our lawyers appeared before the Immigration Appeals Board on behalf of three minor Bangladeshi asylum-seekers. The three young men had arrived in Malta on 25 December 2021, after being rescued by the AFM at sea following their shipwreck. Shortly after, they had indicated being minors to the authorities. Despite that, they were kept in detention with adults for nearly 3 months.  During read more