European Court of Human Rights orders Malta not to deport 2 Chinese nationals of Uyghur ethnicity

Earlier today, the European Court of Human Rights ordered Malta not to forcibly remove our 2 clients, being Chinese nationals of Uyghur ethnicity. We had filed the application on Friday 13 January, following our clients’ detention in Safi Barracks. They were on the path to being deported to China, a path thankfully interrupted by the Court’s order to Malta not to remove them! We filed the application together with the NGO Safeguard Defenders (Spain).

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European Human Rights Court orders Malta to release children from detention

In yet another critique of Malta’s detention regime, yesterday the European Court of Human Rights ordered Malta to release seven children from a detention centre. In its ruling, the Court indicated that Malta should “ensure that the applicants’ conditions are compatible with Article 3 of the Convention and with their status as unaccompanied minors.”.

This decision, ordering Malta to release the children from detention, confirms that Malta is indeed detaining persons who are in most need of care and protection. It also underlines that this approach is simply unacceptable. 

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New Team Members for 2023

The new year presents us with new challenges but also with new opportunities for growth! Whilst 2023 will see us saying farewell to Alexis and Mireille, who were both key members of our legal team, it also ushers in changes for existing team members and welcomes new ones.

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Agenda: Training Lawyers to Defend Victims of SLAPPs

We are thrilled to share the final agenda for the Training Lawyers to Defend Victims of SLAPPs workshop. We have both local and foreign academics, practitioners and campaigners ready to share their knowledge on the emerging legislation and trends for defending against strategic litigation against public participation.

In order to register for this free workshop please fill in the form below. Please note that the session will be carried out in person at the Chamer of Advocates Conference Hall in the Court Buildings, Valletta.


Training Lawyers to Defend Victims of SLAPPs  (Strategic litigation against public participation)

In January 2023, aditus foundation together with the Chamber of Advocates Malta, will be offering training to lawyers defending journalists and media organisations, NGOs and activists, against companies and governmental figures using lawfare to shut down legitimate criticism.

The training is being carried out within the ambit of the Pioneering anti-SLAPP Training for Freedom of Expression (PATFox) project is co-funded by the European Commission-DG Justice.

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