PROTECTION OF CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER [..] Russia uses international events to look for individuals who can represent its interests [..] By organizing events that correspond to its agenda Russia seeks to create a fiction of international solidarity and neutrality. Russia presents the participation of politicians and other public figures from foreign countries in such events as … Continue reading "NATIONAL THREAT ASSESSMENT 2020 (excerpts), 2020"
[..] 79. In its observations before the Court, the LRTK stated that the decision of 18 May 2016 had been taken on the ground that a programme broadcast on the channel NTV Mir Lithuania contained false information which incited hostility and hatred based on nationality against the Baltic countries concerning the collaboration of Lithuanians and … Continue reading "ECJ judgment in the case C-622/17 (excerpt), 2019"
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"
4 Racism, xenophobia and related intolerance [..] 4.2. Lack of policy responses to racism, ethnic discrimination and hate crime [..] Table 4.1: EU Member States with dedicated action plans and strategies against racism, xenophobia and ethnic discrimination in place in 2018 Country code Name of strategy or action plan in English Period covered (..) (..) (..) … Continue reading "Fundamental Rights Report 2019 (excerpts), 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"
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"