Report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies (excerpts), 2019

I. SUBSTANTIVE POLICY AREAS [..] 1. EDUCATION [..] 1.1. Focus of measures [..] Distribution of education measures by relevance to the respective sub-areas of the Council Recommendation Thematic sub-area MS Fight early school-leaving AT, BE, BG, CY, ES, EL, HU, HR, IT, LV, LT, LU, NL, PT, RO, SE, SK, UK Consider the needs of … Continue reading "Report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies (excerpts), 2019"

2018 Report on International Religious Freedom

Executive Summary The constitution provides for freedom of religion, freedom of religious practice, and state recognition of religious organizations, provided they do not contradict the constitution or the law.  The government extends special benefits to nine “traditional” religious groups and more limited benefits to four “recognized” religious groups.  Religious groups must register with the government to gain … Continue reading "2018 Report on International Religious Freedom"

CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on media), 2019

[..] C.Concerns and recommendations [..] Hate speech and incitement to hatred 11.The Committee is concerned about the strong prejudices and negative sentiments prevailing in the State party towards members of vulnerable and minority groups, in particular migrants, Muslims and Roma. It is also concerned that hate speech and incitement to hatred targeting these groups, as … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on media), 2019"

CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on Roma), 2019

B.Positive aspects 3.The Committee welcomes the following legislative and policy measures taken by the State party: [..] (e)The adoption of the Programme for the Integration of the Roma Community living in Vilnius City Municipality into Society 2016–2019, on 19 April 2016. [..] C.Concerns and recommendations [..] Hate speech and incitement to hatred 11.The Committee is … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on Roma), 2019"