[..] 2 RIGHTS OF CHILDREN [..] 2.4 INCLUSIVE EDUCATION [..] 91. As regards the situation of Roma children, the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance in its 2016 report on Lithuania recommended to “scale up the support for Roma education activities and aim at raising the level of enrolment of Roma children in pre-school education … Continue reading "Commissioner’s report on visit to Lithuania (excerpt on Roma), 2017"
Dear Prime Minister; Further to our meeting in Vilnius on 19 October, I should like to take this opportunity to follow up on the constructive dialogue that I had with you and the other authorities during my visit to Lithuania from 19 to 20 October. The discussions focused mainly on two issues: the fight against … Continue reading "Commissioner’s letter to Lithuania’s Prime Minister (excerpt), 2009"
[..] 5. NATIONAL MINORITIES 56. In his 2004 report, the first Commissioner noted that on the whole, minorities were integrated quite well into the everyday life of Lithuania. However, he raised a particular problem which could be considered as basis for discrimination, namely the issue of dual citizenship. According to article 18.2.2 of the Law … Continue reading "Commissioner’s memorandum to Lithuania (excerpts on national minorities), 2007"
3. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND NON-DISCRIMINATION 33. In his 2004 report, the first Commissioner noted that Lithuania already had in place a body of legislation, which promoted gender equality and prohibited discrimination on the basis of gender. The Law on Equal Treatment, planned to come into force on 1 January 2005, prohibited direct and indirect discrimination … Continue reading "Commissioner’s memorandum to Lithuania (excerpts on anti-discrimination and ratifications), 2007"
GENERAL OBSERVATIONS 1. Lithuania joined the Council of Europe on 14 May 1993 and ratified the European Convention for Human Rights on 20 June 1995 as well as protocols 1 through 8 and 11. Lithuania ratified, on October 2003, Protocol 13 concerning the abolition of the death penalty in all circumstances. Lithuania has also ratified … Continue reading "Commissioner’s report on visiting Lithuania (excerpts), 2004"