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"
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"
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY [..] Although ODIHR has previously recommended that the authorities increase the scope of voter education for national minorities, stakeholders described the reach of these materials as limited. [..] III. BACKGROUND [..] Although the office of the outgoing president was held by a woman,women are underrepresented in politics.5 Some 21 per cent of … Continue reading "Presidential election 2019: ODIHR Final report (excerpts), 2019"
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"
VI. CANDIDATE REGISTRATION In order to stand as a candidate for the Seimas, a person must be an eligible voter with permanent residence in the country and be at least 25 years old on election day. Persons who have not finished serving a prison sentence 65 days prior to elections, judges, active military personnel and … Continue reading "ODIHR Election Assessment Mission Report (excerpts), 2013"
II. ELECTION DAY OBSERVATIONS [..] Instructions for Linguistic Minorities Balloting material is issued only in Lithuanian. The ODIHR did observe, however, on Election Day in areas of highly concentrated linguistic minorities a lot of confusion about voting procedures. The CEC had indeed issued voter education information in the most common minority languages. It is regrettable … Continue reading "ODIHR election observers’ Final Report (excerpts), 1996"