Report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies (excerpts), 2019

I. SUBSTANTIVE POLICY AREAS [..] 1. EDUCATION [..] 1.1. Focus of measures [..] Distribution of education measures by relevance to the respective sub-areas of the Council Recommendation Thematic sub-area MS Fight early school-leaving AT, BE, BG, CY, ES, EL, HU, HR, IT, LV, LT, LU, NL, PT, RO, SE, SK, UK Consider the needs of … Continue reading "Report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies (excerpts), 2019"

CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on education and employment), 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 education and employment), 2019"

Fundamental Rights Report 2018 (excerpts), 2018

[..] 4 Racism, xenophobia and related intolerance 4.1. No progress in countering racism in the EU [..] 4.1.3. Courts confront racist and related offenses [..] In Lithuania, the Supreme Court dismissed a  defendant’s cassation appeal, ruling that the right to hold beliefs and freedom of expression are not in conformity with public insult, incitement to hatred and discrimination, and … Continue reading "Fundamental Rights Report 2018 (excerpts), 2018"

FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on education), 2018

Summary [..] Recommendations for immediate action: [..] [.. ]Continue efforts to ensure effective equality of Roma in accessing rights to education, employment, housing, health and effective participation while paying particular attention to Roma women. [..] * Ensure that education reform does not result in discrimination against students from minority language schools through pursuing an evidence-based … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on education), 2018"

CAHROM thematic report on Roma mediation (excerpts), 2017

CAHROM THEMATIC VISIT ON ROMA MEDIATION (WITH A FOCUS ON SCHOOL MEDIATORS/ASSISTANTS) FOLLOWING THE THEMATIC VISIT TO VILNIUS AND PANĖŽEVIS, LITHUANIA, 25-27 APRIL 2017 FINAL THEMATIC REPORT [..] III. ROMA MEDIATION LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY FRAMEWORK AND PRACTICES 3.1 Lithuania Since 2000, three programmes for Roma integration have been implemented in Lithuania. The means of the … Continue reading "CAHROM thematic report on Roma mediation (excerpts), 2017"

Commissioner’s report on visit to Lithuania (excerpt on Roma), 2017

[..] 2 RIGHTS OF CHILDREN [..] 2.4 INCLUSIVE EDUCATION [..] 91. As regards the situation of Roma children, the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance in its 2016 report on Lithuania recommended to “scale up the support for Roma education activities and aim at raising the level of enrolment of Roma children in pre-school education … Continue reading "Commissioner’s report on visit to Lithuania (excerpt on Roma), 2017"