CEDAW Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts), 2019

E.Principal areas of concern and recommendations [..] Participation in political and public life [..] 29. Reiterating its previous recommendations ( CEDAW/C/LTU/CO/5 , para. 29), the Committee recommends that the State party strengthen its efforts to increase the representation of women in political life and adopt temporary special measures, including quotas for female candidates of political … Continue reading "CEDAW Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts), 2019"

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"

2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2019

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 property restitution, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and advocacy groups reported that the government has made some progress on the resolution … Continue reading "2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 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"

A comparative analysis of non-discrimination law in Europe 2017 (excerpts)

This document has been prepared for the European Commission however it reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. (..) National experts: (..) Lithuania [:] Non-discrimination [:] Gediminas Andriukaitis (..) 1 PROTECTED GROUNDS OF DISCRIMINATION (..) 1.2 Grounds … Continue reading "A comparative analysis of non-discrimination law in Europe 2017 (excerpts)"