2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2020

Section 1. Respect for the Integrity of the Person, Including Freedom from: [..] E. DENIAL OF FAIR PUBLIC TRIAL [..] PROPERTY RESTITUTION The government has laws and mechanisms in place to address the issue of communal property restitution, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and advocacy groups reported that the government has made some progress on the … Continue reading "2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2020"

Human Rights situation in certain countries (excerpts), 2020

Lithuania [..] In May 2019, the court sentenced the deputy of Klaipeda City Council Vyacheslav Titov representing the interests of Russian-speaking voters to pay a fine of 12,000 euros for statements in 2018 against glorification of one of the leaders of Forest Brothers Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, considering them “insult to his memory”, “incitement of discord” and … Continue reading "Human Rights situation in certain countries (excerpts), 2020"

Antisemitism Overview of data available in the EU 2008–2018 (excerpts), 2019

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"

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"

2018 Report on International Religious Freedom

Executive Summary The constitution provides for freedom of religion, freedom of religious practice, and state recognition of religious organizations, provided they do not contradict the constitution or the law.  The government extends special benefits to nine “traditional” religious groups and more limited benefits to four “recognized” religious groups.  Religious groups must register with the government to gain … Continue reading "2018 Report on International Religious Freedom"

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"