Presidential election 2019: ODIHR Final report (excerpts), 2019

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY [..] Although ODIHR has previously recommended that the authorities increase the scope of voter education for national minorities, stakeholders described the reach of these materials as limited. [..] III. BACKGROUND [..] Although the office of the outgoing president was held by a woman,women are underrepresented in politics.5 Some 21 per cent of … Continue reading "Presidential election 2019: ODIHR Final report (excerpts), 2019"

Report on Anti-Semitism, by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion (excerpts), 2019

IV. Key findings [..] F. Government measures that may infringe upon freedom of religion or belief [..] Non-stunned slaughter is banned in Slovenia67 and is highly regulated in Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia.68 68 See www.loc.gov/law/help/religious-slaughter/europe.php. [..] G. Monitoring and reporting antisemitism [..] 50. The aforementioned myriad forms of antisemitism are reflected … Continue reading "Report on Anti-Semitism, by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion (excerpts), 2019"

Modern laws of Lithuania (excerpts)

Law on Equal Treatment Article 2. Definitions [..] 9. Direct discrimination means any situation where one person is treated less favourably than another is, has been or would be treated in a comparable situation on the grounds of gender, race, nationality, language, origin, social status, belief, convictions or views, age, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin or religion, … Continue reading "Modern laws of Lithuania (excerpts)"

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"