Aleksey Greichus, a social activist, leader of Russian-speaking youth organization «Yuvenus», coordinator of «Immortal Regiment» march in Klaipeda city, was detained on March 4, 2020. His place of residence wassearched. According to the information of the Prosecutor-General’s Office of Lithuania, Aleksey Greichus is accused of spying for Russia. Russian-speaking political parties and public organizations of … Continue reading "The Most Resonant Human Rights Violations in Certain Countries (excerpt), 2021"
Accepted by Lithuania – 100.82 Raise public awareness of hate speech and hate crimes on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religious affiliation, disability or ethnic identity; encourage reporting to authorities; and develop procedures to ensure such crimes are effectively investigated (Canada); Document data: the list of recommendations is contained in the Report of … Continue reading "Recommendation by Canada to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016"
Accepted by Lithuania – 100.74 Step up efforts to investigate and act upon instances of hate speech and hate crime and to ensure effective access to justice and remedies for victims, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons and members of religious or ethnic minority communities (Netherlands); Document data: the list of recommendations is contained … Continue reading "Recommendation by the Netherlands to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016"
Accepted by Lithuania – 100.71 Reinforce existing educational programmes about the Holocaust, and introduce additional ones, as a key lesson in the fight against racial discrimination (Israel); Document data: the list of recommendations is contained in the Report of the Working group (A/HRC/34/9), Lithuania’s attitude in its Addendum 1 (A/HRC/34/9/Add.1) Link: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/LTIndex.aspxAlso available in the other … Continue reading "Recommendation by Israel to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016"
Accepted by Lithuania – 100.51 Establish a holistic strategy to strengthen social cohesion and to respect religious diversity (Saudi Arabia); Accepted by Lithuania – 100.52 Legally define the limit between freedom of expression and hate speech, and take measures to ensure that minorities are represented in the social and political spheres (Saudi Arabia); Accepted by Lithuania – 100.53 … Continue reading "Recommendations by Saudi Arabia to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016"
Accepted by Lithuania – 100.70 Consider the possibility of developing a complex of measures aimed at combating hate speech (Belarus); Accepted by Lithuania – 100.72 Conduct effective investigation and where appropriate, bring to justice persons or groups of individuals who incite intolerance and spread racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic speech (Belarus); Document data: the list of recommendations is … Continue reading "Recommendations by Belarus to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016"