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"

Regarding the situation with the glorification of Nazism… (excerpt), 2019

Lithuania The Lithuanian government systemic policy aimed at falsification of the World War II history ensures continued manifestations of glorification of local Nazi supporters, attempts to equate the Nazi and Soviet regimes, political, administrative and even criminal prosecution of those who question official interpretation of historical events. The Lithuanian legislation provides for a wide range … Continue reading "Regarding the situation with the glorification of Nazism… (excerpt), 2019"

2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2019

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 property restitution, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and advocacy groups reported that the government has made some progress on the resolution … Continue reading "2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2019"