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)"

CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on citizenship and statistics), 2019

C.Concerns and recommendations Statistics 5.The Committee is concerned about the lack of statistics on the enjoyment of economic and social rights by persons belonging to different ethnic groups and of different national origins (art. 2). 6. The Committee recommends that the State party collect statistics on the social and economic situation of persons belonging to … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on citizenship and statistics), 2019"

FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on citizenship, children & gender), 2018

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"

ODIHR Election Assessment Mission Final Report (excerpts), 2017

VIII. CANDIDATE REGISTRATION Eligible voters of at least 25 years of age on election day with registered residence in the country may stand for election. A number of restrictions on candidacy are imposed. Judges, active and alternative military personnel who have not retired from the service, officials of statutory institutions and establishments, individuals who have … Continue reading "ODIHR Election Assessment Mission Final Report (excerpts), 2017"

Recommendation by Hungary to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016

Accepted by Lithuania – 100.169 Take measures to provide those at risk of statelessness with identity documents, with particular regard to the Roma (Hungary); Document data: the list of recommendations is contained in the Report of the Working group (A/HRC/34/9), Lithuania’s attitude in its Addendum 1 (A/HRC/34/9/Add.1) Link: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/LTIndex.aspx Also available in the other UN … Continue reading "Recommendation by Hungary to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016"

Recommendations by Panama to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016

Rejected by Lithuania –  100.13 Ratify the Convention against Discrimination in Education (Panama); Accepted by Lithuania –  100.61 Redouble its efforts to combat stereotypes and intolerance, prevent crimes with racial, discriminatory or xenophobic motivation, and provide effective responses to hate speech (Panama); Accepted by Lithuania – 100.170 Adopt the necessary measures to reduce statelessness (Panama); Document data: the list … Continue reading "Recommendations by Panama to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016"