Reports and evidence from international organisations [..] Table 1: Observations and recommendations made to Member States of theEuropean Union by the Human Rights Committee (CCPR), the Committee onthe Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) and by UN member statesthrough Universal Period Reviews (UPR) with regard to combatingantisemitism, 2018 Observations and recommendations Source [..] [..] [..] LT … Continue reading "Antisemitism Overview of data available in the EU 2008–2018 (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"
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"
Protection of constitutional order Russia manipulates democracy in order to influence social and political processes [..] The Russian ruling elite, under the veil of attention to its diaspora – an objective intrinsic to democratic countries – implements subversive compatriot policy aimed at fomenting ethnic discord in the Lithuanian society. During his address at a plenary … Continue reading "National Threat Assessment 2019 (excerpts)"
B.Positive aspects 3.The Committee welcomes the following legislative and institutional measures taken by the State party: [..] (h)The development and implementation of the Action Plan for Promoting Non-discrimination 2017–2019, the establishment of the Department of National Minorities in 2015 and the adoption of the Action Plan for Roma Integration into Lithuanian Society for the period … Continue reading "HRC Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts), 2018"
II. Article-by-article findings (..) Article 5 of the Framework Convention Support for the preservation and development of national minority cultures [..] 39. The Advisory Committee notes with satisfaction an increased interest in and a number of activities on the Roma Holocaust. The Ministry of Culture published a leaflet and a children’s book on this topic. … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on Anti-Semitism and historical memory), 2018"