I. Key findings [..] General overview of the current situation 4. [..] Overall, the Advisory Committee considers that soon 30 years after Lithuania’s renewed independence, national minority policy is at a crossroads. Success in granting the above-mentioned language rights and in conducting education reform at a pace adapted to the needs of persons belonging to … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on statistics & interstate relations), 2018"
[.] Protection of Constitutional Order Political and social movements promoting Russian influence [..] Even though the organizations and movements supporting aggressive Russian foreign policy have slightly different ideas, their hostility towards the EU and NATO and the involvement in Russian information campaigns is their common feature. For instance, in 2017, movements supporting Russian policy sought … Continue reading "National Threats Assessment, 2018 (excerpts)"
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"
Accepted by Lithuania – 100.82 Raise public awareness of hate speech and hate crimes on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religious affiliation, disability or ethnic identity; encourage reporting to authorities; and develop procedures to ensure such crimes are effectively investigated (Canada); Document data: the list of recommendations is contained in the Report of … Continue reading "Recommendation by Canada to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016"
Accepted by Lithuania – 100.74 Step up efforts to investigate and act upon instances of hate speech and hate crime and to ensure effective access to justice and remedies for victims, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons and members of religious or ethnic minority communities (Netherlands); Document data: the list of recommendations is contained … Continue reading "Recommendation by the Netherlands to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016"
Accepted by Lithuania – 100.71 Reinforce existing educational programmes about the Holocaust, and introduce additional ones, as a key lesson in the fight against racial discrimination (Israel); Document data: the list of recommendations is contained in the Report of the Working group (A/HRC/34/9), Lithuania’s attitude in its Addendum 1 (A/HRC/34/9/Add.1) Link: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/LTIndex.aspxAlso available in the other … Continue reading "Recommendation by Israel to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016"