Lithuania [..] In May 2019, the court sentenced the deputy of Klaipeda City Council Vyacheslav Titov representing the interests of Russian-speaking voters to pay a fine of 12,000 euros for statements in 2018 against glorification of one of the leaders of Forest Brothers Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, considering them “insult to his memory”, “incitement of discord” and … Continue reading "Human Rights situation in certain countries (excerpts), 2020"
Lithuania The Lithuanian government systemic policy aimed at falsification of the World War II history ensures continued manifestations of glorification of local Nazi supporters, attempts to equate the Nazi and Soviet regimes, political, administrative and even criminal prosecution of those who question official interpretation of historical events. The Lithuanian legislation provides for a wide range … Continue reading "Regarding the situation with the glorification of Nazism… (excerpt), 2019"
Rejected by Lithuania – 100.58 Eliminate discrimination on the basis of language in the areas of education and employment (Russian Federation); Accepted by Lithuania – 100.133 Ensure freedom of opinion and expression in line with the international obligations of Lithuania (Russian Federation); Accepted by Lithuania – 100.155 Adopt an appropriate law on national minorities (Russian … Continue reading "Recommendations by Russia to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016"
LITHUANIA Limiting the right to freedom of expression, the rights of national minorities remain the most problematic topics in the sphere of human rights in Lithuania. According to human rights defenders, the tendency of strengthening control over the media and access to the Internet is gaining momentum in Lithuania. The new law on cyber security … Continue reading "The Most Resonant Human Rights Violations in Certain Countries 2014 (excerpts), 2015"
LITHUANIA In 2013, there were no dramatic changes in the human situation in Lithuania. The authorities do not pay attention to the existing systemic problems in this area trying to temper criticism towards them by the profile international organizations and the human rights NGO making cosmetic amendments to the current legislation. The remarks made by … Continue reading "Report on the human rights situation in the European Union (excerpts), 2014"
Accepted by Lithuania – 88.2. Strengthen mechanism for the implementation of legislation in force including laws against discrimination and the manifestation of racism (Russia); Accepted by Lithuania – 88.21. Intensify the fight against social stereotypes, which cultivate prejudices against national minorities (Russia); Accepted by Lithuania – 88.39. Support and develop educational programs and institutions for … Continue reading "Recommendations by Russia to Lithuania: UPR 1st round, 2011"