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"

Presidential election 2019: ODIHR Final report (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"

2018 Report on International Religious Freedom

Executive Summary The constitution provides for freedom of religion, freedom of religious practice, and state recognition of religious organizations, provided they do not contradict the constitution or the law.  The government extends special benefits to nine “traditional” religious groups and more limited benefits to four “recognized” religious groups.  Religious groups must register with the government to gain … Continue reading "2018 Report on International Religious Freedom"