CRC concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on hate crimes & international law), 2013

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II.Follow-up measures undertaken and progress achieved by the State party

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4.The Committee also welcomes the ratification of and/or accession to:

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(d)The Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on cybercrime, concerning the criminalization of acts of a racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems in October 2006.

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III.Main areas of concern and recommendations

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I.Ratification of international human rights instruments

54. The Committee recommends that the State party, in order to further strengthen the fulfilment of children’s rights, ratify the core human rights instruments to which it is not yet a party, in particular the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure , the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families , the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture.

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Document data: CRC/C/LTU/CO/3-4; adopted 04.10.2013, published 30.10.2013 Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC/C/LTU/CO/3-4&Lang=En Also available in the other UN official languages

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