Modern laws of Lithuania (excerpts)

Law on Equal Treatment Article 2. Definitions [..] 9. Direct discrimination means any situation where one person is treated less favourably than another is, has been or would be treated in a comparable situation on the grounds of gender, race, nationality, language, origin, social status, belief, convictions or views, age, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin or religion, … Continue reading "Modern laws of Lithuania (excerpts)"

FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on other language issues), 2018

Summary [..] Recommendations for immediate action: [..] Bring the legislative framework on the use of minority languages in dealings with administrative authorities, in private signs and topographical indications, and pertaining to the spelling of surnames and first names in official documents in line with Articles 10 and 11 of the Framework Convention. [..] I. Key … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on other language issues), 2018"

ODIHR Election Assessment Mission Final Report (excerpts), 2017

VIII. CANDIDATE REGISTRATION Eligible voters of at least 25 years of age on election day with registered residence in the country may stand for election. A number of restrictions on candidacy are imposed. Judges, active and alternative military personnel who have not retired from the service, officials of statutory institutions and establishments, individuals who have … Continue reading "ODIHR Election Assessment Mission Final Report (excerpts), 2017"

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

Accepted by Lithuania –  100.161 Address all outstanding issues in the field of minority rights, including on the official use of minority languages and ensuring quality education in minority languages (Serbia); 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 … Continue reading "Recommendations by Serbia to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016"

ECRI 5th report on Lithuania (excerpts on education and language), 2016

SUMMARY Since the adoption of ECRI’s fourth report on Lithuania on 22 June 2011, progress has been made in a number of fields. [..] The authorities also developed the new Action Plan for Roma Integration into the Lithuanian Society 2015 – 2020 which includes, inter alia, measures in the areas of housing, education, employment and … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Lithuania (excerpts on education and language), 2016"

CESCR Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on education & other language issues), 2014

[..] B. Positive aspects [..] 5. The Committee notes with appreciation the measures taken by the State party to promote the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights, including: (a) The adoption of the 2008 Law on Equal Treatment, which expanded the list of prohibited grounds for discrimination by six additional grounds and now includes … Continue reading "CESCR Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on education & other language issues), 2014"