Reports and evidence from international organisations [..] Table 1: Observations and recommendations made to Member States of theEuropean Union by the Human Rights Committee (CCPR), the Committee onthe Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) and by UN member statesthrough Universal Period Reviews (UPR) with regard to combatingantisemitism, 2018 Observations and recommendations Source [..] [..] [..] LT … Continue reading "Antisemitism Overview of data available in the EU 2008–2018 (excerpts), 2019"
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"
C.Concerns and recommendations [..] Definition of racial discrimination 9.The Committee is concerned that the State party has not yet included “colour” and “descent” among the prohibited grounds of discrimination in the Law on Equal Treatment and in the Criminal Code (art. 1). 10. The Committee recommends that the State party amend the Law on Equal … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on hate crime/speech), 2019"
Protection of constitutional order Russia manipulates democracy in order to influence social and political processes [..] The Russian ruling elite, under the veil of attention to its diaspora – an objective intrinsic to democratic countries – implements subversive compatriot policy aimed at fomenting ethnic discord in the Lithuanian society. During his address at a plenary … Continue reading "National Threat Assessment 2019 (excerpts)"
B.Positive aspects 3.The Committee welcomes the following legislative and institutional measures taken by the State party: [..] (h)The development and implementation of the Action Plan for Promoting Non-discrimination 2017–2019, the establishment of the Department of National Minorities in 2015 and the adoption of the Action Plan for Roma Integration into Lithuanian Society for the period … Continue reading "HRC Concluding observations on Lithuania (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"