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"
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)"
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"
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"
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"
Accepted by Lithuania – 100.55 Monitor the effective application of the anti-discrimination legislation and consider taking special measures to foster the integration process of national and ethnic minorities in society (Afghanistan); Accepted by Lithuania – 100.64 Strengthen the efforts to prevent crimes committed with discriminatory or xenophobic motives and to bring perpetrators of such crimes … Continue reading "Recommendations by Aphganistan to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016"