[..] 4. Lithuania has signed Council of Europe conventions for the prevention of torture, for the protection of minorities, on local self-government and on bioethics. The principles are thus established for the alignment of its legislation and policy with international standards in these areas. [..] 6. Following were the principal issues for dialogue with the Lithuanian authorities … Continue reading "PACE recommendation 1339 (excerpts), 1997"
II. ELECTION DAY OBSERVATIONS [..] Instructions for Linguistic Minorities Balloting material is issued only in Lithuanian. The ODIHR did observe, however, on Election Day in areas of highly concentrated linguistic minorities a lot of confusion about voting procedures. The CEC had indeed issued voter education information in the most common minority languages. It is regrettable … Continue reading "ODIHR election observers’ Final Report (excerpts), 1996"
1922 Constitution 6. The Lithuanian language is the State language. The use of other languages is regulated by law. 73. National minorities of citizens forming a considerable part of the body of citizens have the right, within the limits of the laws, autonomously to administer their own national cultural affairs – popular education, charity, mutual … Continue reading "Historical constitutions of Lithuania (excerpts), 1922-1938"
Convention concerning the Territory of Memel, 1924 Annex I [..] Article 27. The Lithuanian and the German languages shall be recognised on the same footing as official languages in the Memel Territory. Inter-School Convention (with Latvia), 1931 Article 1 Latvia shall open and maintain primary schools or special classes for children of Lithuanian origin, irrespective … Continue reading "International treaties of interwar Lithuania (excerpts), 1924-1931"
Article 1 The stipulations of this Declaration are recognised as fundamental laws of Lithuania and no law, regulation or official action shall conflict or interfere with these stipulations, nor shall any law, regulation or official action now or in the future prevail over them. Article 2 Full and complete protection of life and liberty will … Continue reading "Declaration concerning the protection of minorities in Lithuania, 1922"