FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on education), 2018

Summary [..] Recommendations for immediate action: [..] [.. ]Continue efforts to ensure effective equality of Roma in accessing rights to education, employment, housing, health and effective participation while paying particular attention to Roma women. [..] * Ensure that education reform does not result in discrimination against students from minority language schools through pursuing an evidence-based … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on education), 2018"

FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on hate speech/crime), 2018

I. Key findings [..] Assessment of measures taken to implement the further recommendations [..] 14. Efforts have been made by the Ministry of the Interior, the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Office of the Inspector of Journalist Ethics in training law enforcement and prosecution bodies in the identification and sanctioning of cases of alleged discrimination … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on hate speech/crime), 2018"

FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on citizenship, children & gender), 2018

SUMMARY [..] Some progress has been made in the socio-economic inclusion of Roma. The government’s “Action plan for Roma integration into Lithuanian society 2015-2020” and Vilnius municipality’s “Programme for Social Integration of the Community of the Vilnius (Kirtimai) Roma Settlement” have started to yield results. The implementation of these plans will require careful monitoring, effective … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on citizenship, children & gender), 2018"

FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on Roma and employment), 2018

Summary [..] Some progress has been made in the socio-economic inclusion of Roma. The government’s “Action plan for Roma integration into Lithuanian society 2015-2020” and Vilnius municipality’s “Programme for Social Integration of the Community of the Vilnius (Kirtimai) Roma Settlement” have started to yield results. The implementation of these plans will require careful monitoring, effective … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on Roma and employment), 2018"

FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on anti-discrimination), 2018

II. Article-by-article findings [..] Article 4 of the Framework Convention [..] Protection against discrimination 27. The Law on Equal Treatment establishes 14 grounds of unlawful discrimination, which include race, nationality (tautybė) 19 , ethnic affiliation (kilmė), and language. Citizenship was added as a prohibited ground of discrimination through an amendment passed in July 2017. An … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on anti-discrimination), 2018"

FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on media), 2018

I. Key findings [..] Assessment of measures taken to implement the further recommendations [..] 13. [..] The Advisory Committee regrets that the Press, Radio and Television Support Fund does not have a separate funding line for minority media. [..] II. Article-by-article findings [..] Article 6 of the Framework Convention Tolerance and intercultural dialogue [..] 48. … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on media), 2018"