SUMMARY [..] Some progress has been made in the socio-economic inclusion of Roma. The government’s “Action plan for Roma integration into Lithuanian society 2015-2020” and Vilnius municipality’s “Programme for Social Integration of the Community of the Vilnius (Kirtimai) Roma Settlement” have started to yield results. The implementation of these plans will require careful monitoring, effective … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on citizenship, children & gender), 2018"
[..] Issue 4: Determination and reduction of statelessness Lithuania has few stateless persons compared to the other Baltic states of Latvia and Estonia, and that number is steadily decreasing. However, facilitation of naturalization procedures, to a large extent, is not available to stateless persons in Lithuania, despite the fact that the majority are long term … Continue reading "UNHCR Submission on Lithuania for UPR (excerpt), 2016"
[..] B.Positive aspects [..] 6.The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous reports, the State party has ratified or acceded to the following international instruments: [..] (d)1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, in 2013. C.Principal areas of concern and recommendations [..] Participation in political and public life … Continue reading "CEDAW Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts), 2014"
I. UNHCR’s mandate and responsibilities in the area of statelessness 1. UNHCR appreciates the opportunity to present its observations on the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ law proposal no. 12-2398-01 (‘Draft Law on Citizenship No. 12-2398-01’), with proposed amendments to Articles 18 and 40 in the Lithuanian Law on Citizenship. UNHCR understands that the law proposal … Continue reading "Observations by the UNHCR Regional Office on amendments to the Lithuanian Law on Citizenship, 2013"