Summary Lithuanian society is largely characterised by tolerance and respect with regard to persons belonging to national minorities. The authorities continue to maintain an inclusive approach towards the scope of application of the Framework Convention. A Department for National Minorities has been re-established, which has rendered national minority issues more visible in national politics and … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on integration), 2018"
I. Key findings [..] General overview of the current situation [..] 5. [..] The Advisory Committee learned that, similarly, some minority representatives in Kaunas felt insufficiently involved in the preparations of the city’s celebrations as European Capital of Culture in 2022. The Advisory Committee considers that it would make sense to actively grasp any opportunity … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on culture and religion), 2018"
I. Key findings [..] General overview of the current situation 4. [..] Overall, the Advisory Committee considers that soon 30 years after Lithuania’s renewed independence, national minority policy is at a crossroads. Success in granting the above-mentioned language rights and in conducting education reform at a pace adapted to the needs of persons belonging to … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on statistics & interstate relations), 2018"
Chapter I: Commemoration Overview Of the 57 OSCE participating States, 36 provided responses to the section of the ODIHR questionnaire concerning their efforts to promote Holocaust commemoration.17 The answers indicate that the Holocaust andthe extermination and persecution of Roma and Sinti during this time are commemorated widely throughout the OSCE area. Thirty-three participating States reported that … Continue reading "Holocaust Memorial Days: An overview (excerpts), 2018"