Sunday, 11 August 2013

Malta Today: NGO resigns from LGBT Council in protest
Aditus condemns the Minister for Civil Liberties’ silence "in the face of potential human rights violations of the worst kind". 
Wednesday 10 July 2013 - 09:33 by James J. Piscopo

Aditus Foundation, a human rights organisation, has resigned from the Government's LGBT consultative council with immediate effect.

Aditus took this decision following yesterday's developments where the Maltese Government decided to send back to Libya 45 migrants, only to be stopped by the European Court of Human Rights.

"We believe that all human rights are universal. We refuse to endorse this Government's clear preference of some rights over others, of some groups of persons over others, particularly when motives seem to be exclusively based on increasing national political mileage," Aditus spokesperson said.

In a press release, the foundation also noted how the Minister for Civil Liberties' silence in the face of potential human rights violations of the worst kind further confirms the need to distance Aditus from the council.

The consultative council had been set up in April, to advise government and prepare legislation on LGBT rights. It is composed of civil society representatives

Aditus wished the Council all the best in its work.

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