CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on anti-discrimination and integration),2019

B.Positive aspects 3.The Committee welcomes the following legislative and policy measures taken by the State party: (a)The accreditation of the Seimas Ombudsmen’s Office with category A status as a national human rights institution and the subsequent adoption of the amended Law on the Seimas Ombudsmen, on 7 December 2017; (b)The adoption of the Action Plan … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on anti-discrimination and integration),2019"

Fundamental Rights Report 2018 (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"

FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on integration), 2018

Summary Lithuanian society is largely characterised by tolerance and respect with regard to persons belonging to national minorities. The authorities continue to maintain an inclusive approach towards the scope of application of the Framework Convention. A Department for National Minorities has been re-established, which has rendered national minority issues more visible in national politics and … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on integration), 2018"

National Security Threat Assessment (excerpts), 2017

Information Security Russia’s Information Policy Changes and Projects against Lithuania [..] In 2016, another Rossiya segodnya associated and Russia’s financed propaganda media outlet baltnews.lt has continued its intensive activity inLithuania. The website conducted information attacks against Lithuania exploiting society-sensitive topics: holocaust, refugees, terrorism, fuelled ethnic confrontation [..] Protection of the Constitutional Order Russia’s Compatriot Policy … Continue reading "National Security Threat Assessment (excerpts), 2017"

Recommendations by Saudi Arabia to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016

Accepted by Lithuania –  100.51 Establish a holistic strategy to strengthen social cohesion and to respect religious diversity (Saudi Arabia); Accepted by Lithuania –  100.52 Legally define the limit between freedom of expression and hate speech, and take measures to ensure that minorities are represented in the social and political spheres (Saudi Arabia); Accepted by Lithuania –  100.53 … Continue reading "Recommendations by Saudi Arabia to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016"

Recommendations by Croatia to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016

Rejected by Lithuania – 100.22 Ratify the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (Croatia); Accepted by Lithuania – 100.151 Adopt a coherent legal framework for the protection of persons belonging to national minorities (Croatia); Accepted by Lithuania – 100.152 Work towards the socioeconomic betterment of people from ethnic minority backgrounds (Croatia); Document data: the … Continue reading "Recommendations by Croatia to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016"