ODIHR election observers’ Final Report (excerpts), 1996

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"

International treaties of interwar Lithuania (excerpts), 1924-1931

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"

Declaration concerning the protection of minorities in Lithuania, 1922

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"