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

I. Key findings [..] Assessment of measures taken to implement the recommendations for immediate action [..] 11. The numerically small population of Roma7 in Lithuania continues to have very limited access to the rights enshrined in the Framework Convention (see Articles 4, 12 and 15). However, the Advisory Committee is pleased to note that progress … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on participation), 2018"

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

Summary [..] The introduction of a unified Lithuanian language curriculum and state exam in 2012 caused significant problems for students from minority language schools, despite the measures taken during the eight-year transition period. In particular, students from Polish minority language schools with little exposure to Lithuanian in their family environment and extra-curricular activities have difficulties … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on language learning), 2018"

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"