Report on Anti-Semitism, by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion (excerpts), 2019

IV. Key findings [..] F. Government measures that may infringe upon freedom of religion or belief [..] Non-stunned slaughter is banned in Slovenia67 and is highly regulated in Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia.68 68 See www.loc.gov/law/help/religious-slaughter/europe.php. [..] G. Monitoring and reporting antisemitism [..] 50. The aforementioned myriad forms of antisemitism are reflected … Continue reading "Report on Anti-Semitism, by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion (excerpts), 2019"

CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on media), 2019

[..] C.Concerns and recommendations [..] Hate speech and incitement to hatred 11.The Committee is concerned about the strong prejudices and negative sentiments prevailing in the State party towards members of vulnerable and minority groups, in particular migrants, Muslims and Roma. It is also concerned that hate speech and incitement to hatred targeting these groups, as … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on media), 2019"

CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on Roma), 2019

B.Positive aspects 3.The Committee welcomes the following legislative and policy measures taken by the State party: [..] (e)The adoption of the Programme for the Integration of the Roma Community living in Vilnius City Municipality into Society 2016–2019, on 19 April 2016. [..] C.Concerns and recommendations [..] Hate speech and incitement to hatred 11.The Committee is … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on Roma), 2019"

CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on hate crime/speech), 2019

C.Concerns and recommendations [..] Definition of racial discrimination 9.The Committee is concerned that the State party has not yet included “colour” and “descent” among the prohibited grounds of discrimination in the Law on Equal Treatment and in the Criminal Code (art. 1). 10. The Committee recommends that the State party amend the Law on Equal … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on hate crime/speech), 2019"

CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on Anti-Semitism and religion), 2019

C.Concerns and recommendations [..] Hate speech and incitement to hatred 11.The Committee is concerned about the strong prejudices and negative sentiments prevailing in the State party towards members of vulnerable and minority groups, in particular migrants, Muslims and Roma. It is also concerned that hate speech and incitement to hatred targeting these groups, as well … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on Anti-Semitism and religion), 2019"

CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on international law), 2019

B.Positive aspects [..] 4.The Committee welcomes the ratification by the State party of the amendment to article 8 (6) of the Convention, on 12 January 2017. [..] C.Concerns and recommendations [..] Reparations for victims of racially motivated crimes [..] 16. Noting that the State party is in the process of amending its legislation relating to … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on international law), 2019"