Hate crime data 2019 (Lithuania), 2020

Lithuania regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Lithuania’s Criminal Code contains a combination of general and specific penalty enhancement provisions and a substantive offence. Data are collected by the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior and the Prosecutor General’s Office. Data are not made publicly available. How hate crime data is collected … Continue reading "Hate crime data 2019 (Lithuania), 2020"

Antisemitism – Overview of data available in the EU 2009–2019 (excerpt), 2020

Lithuania Official data In 2019, the Lithuanian State Security Department (Valstybės saugumodepartamentas) recorded five antisemitic incidents. In one case out ofthese five it was possible to identify the perpetrators and initiate criminalproceedings. In contrast, the State Security Department recorded one antisemitic incident in 2018 (against an object related to the Jewish community). According to the … Continue reading "Antisemitism – Overview of data available in the EU 2009–2019 (excerpt), 2020"

Fundamental Rights Report 2020 (excerpts), 2020

3. RACISM, XENOPHOBIA AND RELATED INTOLERANCE [..] 3.1. RACISM REMAINS A PERSISTENT PROBLEM [..] 3.1.1. EU action against antisemitism [..] FRA ACTIVITY Providing evidence to support efforts to counter antisemitism [..] The second report is FRA’s annual overview of the most recentofficial and unofficial figures on antisemitic incidents across the EU.It highlights that EU Member … Continue reading "Fundamental Rights Report 2020 (excerpts), 2020"

2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2020

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"

Human Rights situation in certain countries (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"

Antisemitism Overview of data available in the EU 2008–2018 (excerpts), 2019

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"