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"
REFERENCE: ALLTU 1/2015: 9 September 2015 Excellency, We have the honour to address you in our capacities as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders and Special Rapporteur on minority issues pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions 25/18 and 25/5. In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your … Continue reading "Letter to Lithuania on an entry ban by 2 UN Special Rapporteurs, 2015"
Summary [..] − State authorities should highlight their strong political will and commitment to fight all forms of racism and discrimination as well as their vigilance and sensitivity to the dynamics of multiculturalism and identity changes faced by its society; − The Government should promote a profound process of multiculturalism based on the recognition and … Continue reading "Visit report by the Special Rapporteur on racism (excerpts on integration), 2008"
I. GENERAL BACKGROUND A. Historical and political context 4. Lithuania has existed as an independent political entity and internationally recognized nation for many centuries, with the first reference to Lithuania as a nation dating back to 1009. Lithuanian statehood first emerged with the creation of the Kingdom of Lithuania in 1253, which extended into modern-day … Continue reading "Visit report by the Special Rapporteur on racism (excerpts on language), 2008"
I. GENERAL BACKGROUND [..] A. Historical and political context [..] 10. After the restoration of its independence on 11 March 1990, Lithuania engaged in a rapprochement with its Western neighbours, both on economic and political grounds. On the economic front, far-reaching economic reforms started, including privatization, to move thecountry towards an open economy integrated in … Continue reading "Visit report by the Special Rapporteur on racism (excerpts on international law), 2008"
II. LEGAL FRAMEWORK, PUBLIC POLICIES AND VIEWS OF STATE OFFICIALS A. The legal and institutional framework to combat racism and racial discrimination [..] The Law on Equal Treatment and the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson [..] 29. The Ombudsperson informed the Special Rapporteur that a considerable part of her activities also refer to awareness-raising, particularly dissemination of … Continue reading "Visit report by the Special Rapporteur on racism (excerpts on media), 2008"