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"

Modern laws of Lithuania (excerpts)

Law on Equal Treatment Article 2. Definitions [..] 9. Direct discrimination means any situation where one person is treated less favourably than another is, has been or would be treated in a comparable situation on the grounds of gender, race, nationality, language, origin, social status, belief, convictions or views, age, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin or religion, … Continue reading "Modern laws of Lithuania (excerpts)"

Report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies (excerpts), 2019

I. SUBSTANTIVE POLICY AREAS [..] 1. EDUCATION [..] 1.1. Focus of measures [..] Distribution of education measures by relevance to the respective sub-areas of the Council Recommendation Thematic sub-area MS Fight early school-leaving AT, BE, BG, CY, ES, EL, HU, HR, IT, LV, LT, LU, NL, PT, RO, SE, SK, UK Consider the needs of … Continue reading "Report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies (excerpts), 2019"

CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on anti-discrimination and integration),2019

B.Positive aspects 3.The Committee welcomes the following legislative and policy measures taken by the State party: (a)The accreditation of the Seimas Ombudsmen’s Office with category A status as a national human rights institution and the subsequent adoption of the amended Law on the Seimas Ombudsmen, on 7 December 2017; (b)The adoption of the Action Plan … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on anti-discrimination and integration),2019"

FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on anti-discrimination), 2018

II. Article-by-article findings [..] Article 4 of the Framework Convention [..] Protection against discrimination 27. The Law on Equal Treatment establishes 14 grounds of unlawful discrimination, which include race, nationality (tautybė) 19 , ethnic affiliation (kilmė), and language. Citizenship was added as a prohibited ground of discrimination through an amendment passed in July 2017. An … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on anti-discrimination), 2018"

A comparative analysis of non-discrimination law in Europe 2017 (excerpts)

This document has been prepared for the European Commission however it reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. (..) National experts: (..) Lithuania [:] Non-discrimination [:] Gediminas Andriukaitis (..) 1 PROTECTED GROUNDS OF DISCRIMINATION (..) 1.2 Grounds … Continue reading "A comparative analysis of non-discrimination law in Europe 2017 (excerpts)"