Antisemitism – Overview of data available in the EU 2009–2019 (excerpt), 2020

Lithuania Official data In 2019, the Lithuanian State Security Department (Valstybės saugumodepartamentas) recorded five antisemitic incidents. In one case out ofthese five it was possible to identify the perpetrators and initiate criminalproceedings. In contrast, the State Security Department recorded one antisemitic incident in 2018 (against an object related to the Jewish community). According to the … Continue reading "Antisemitism – Overview of data available in the EU 2009–2019 (excerpt), 2020"

Fundamental Rights Report 2020 (excerpts), 2020

3. RACISM, XENOPHOBIA AND RELATED INTOLERANCE [..] 3.1. RACISM REMAINS A PERSISTENT PROBLEM [..] 3.1.1. EU action against antisemitism [..] FRA ACTIVITY Providing evidence to support efforts to counter antisemitism [..] The second report is FRA’s annual overview of the most recentofficial and unofficial figures on antisemitic incidents across the EU.It highlights that EU Member … Continue reading "Fundamental Rights Report 2020 (excerpts), 2020"

2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2020

Section 1. Respect for the Integrity of the Person, Including Freedom from: [..] E. DENIAL OF FAIR PUBLIC TRIAL [..] PROPERTY RESTITUTION The government has laws and mechanisms in place to address the issue of communal property restitution, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and advocacy groups reported that the government has made some progress on the … Continue reading "2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2020"

ECSR conclusions on Lithuania under Articles 16, 17, 31 RESC (excerpts on Roma), 2020

Article 16 – Right of the family to social, legal and economic protection [..] Measures in favour of vulnerable families In its previous conclusion (Conclusions 2015) the Committee asked what measures were taken to ensure the economic protection of Roma families. In this respect, the Committee takes note of activities implemented under the measures ’Integrated … Continue reading "ECSR conclusions on Lithuania under Articles 16, 17, 31 RESC (excerpts on Roma), 2020"

Human Rights situation in certain countries (excerpts), 2020

Lithuania [..] In May 2019, the court sentenced the deputy of Klaipeda City Council Vyacheslav Titov representing the interests of Russian-speaking voters to pay a fine of 12,000 euros for statements in 2018 against glorification of one of the leaders of Forest Brothers Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, considering them “insult to his memory”, “incitement of discord” and … Continue reading "Human Rights situation in certain countries (excerpts), 2020"