Hate crime data 2019 (Lithuania), 2020

Lithuania regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Lithuania’s Criminal Code contains a combination of general and specific penalty enhancement provisions and a substantive offence. Data are collected by the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior and the Prosecutor General’s Office. Data are not made publicly available. How hate crime data is collected … Continue reading "Hate crime data 2019 (Lithuania), 2020"

Presidential election 2019: ODIHR Final report (excerpts), 2019

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY [..] Although ODIHR has previously recommended that the authorities increase the scope of voter education for national minorities, stakeholders described the reach of these materials as limited. [..] III. BACKGROUND [..] Although the office of the outgoing president was held by a woman,women are underrepresented in politics.5 Some 21 per cent of … Continue reading "Presidential election 2019: ODIHR Final report (excerpts), 2019"

Holocaust Memorial Days: An overview (excerpts), 2018

Chapter I: Commemoration Overview Of the 57 OSCE participating States, 36 provided responses to the section of the ODIHR questionnaire concerning their efforts to promote Holocaust commemoration.17 The answers indicate that the Holocaust andthe extermination and persecution of Roma and Sinti during this time are commemorated widely throughout the OSCE area. Thirty-three participating States reported that … Continue reading "Holocaust Memorial Days: An overview (excerpts), 2018"

ODIHR Election Assessment Mission Final Report (excerpts), 2017

VIII. CANDIDATE REGISTRATION Eligible voters of at least 25 years of age on election day with registered residence in the country may stand for election. A number of restrictions on candidacy are imposed. Judges, active and alternative military personnel who have not retired from the service, officials of statutory institutions and establishments, individuals who have … Continue reading "ODIHR Election Assessment Mission Final Report (excerpts), 2017"

Resolution on Violations of Helsinki Principles by Russia (excerpt), 2014

[..] The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly: [..] 20. Demands that the Russian Federation [..] cease its subversive activities within the ethnic Russian populations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania; [..] Document data: June-July 2014. Link: https://www.oscepa.org/documents/annual-sessions/2014-baku/declaration-2/2540-2014-baku-declaration-eng/file Also available in Russian and other languages https://www.oscepa.org/documents/annual-sessions/2014-baku/declaration-2