LITHUANIA Limiting the right to freedom of expression, the rights of national minorities remain the most problematic topics in the sphere of human rights in Lithuania. According to human rights defenders, the tendency of strengthening control over the media and access to the Internet is gaining momentum in Lithuania. The new law on cyber security … Continue reading "The Most Resonant Human Rights Violations in Certain Countries 2014 (excerpts), 2015"
[..] 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"
VI. CANDIDATE REGISTRATION In order to stand as a candidate for the Seimas, a person must be an eligible voter with permanent residence in the country and be at least 25 years old on election day. Persons who have not finished serving a prison sentence 65 days prior to elections, judges, active military personnel and … Continue reading "ODIHR Election Assessment Mission Report (excerpts), 2013"
Accepted by Lithuania – 88.2. Strengthen mechanism for the implementation of legislation in force including laws against discrimination and the manifestation of racism (Russia); Accepted by Lithuania – 88.21. Intensify the fight against social stereotypes, which cultivate prejudices against national minorities (Russia); Accepted by Lithuania – 88.39. Support and develop educational programs and institutions for … Continue reading "Recommendations by Russia to Lithuania: UPR 1st round, 2011"
Dear Prime Minister; Further to our meeting in Vilnius on 19 October, I should like to take this opportunity to follow up on the constructive dialogue that I had with you and the other authorities during my visit to Lithuania from 19 to 20 October. The discussions focused mainly on two issues: the fight against … Continue reading "Commissioner’s letter to Lithuania’s Prime Minister (excerpt), 2009"
I. GENERAL BACKGROUND A. Historical and political context 4. Lithuania has existed as an independent political entity and internationally recognized nation for many centuries, with the first reference to Lithuania as a nation dating back to 1009. Lithuanian statehood first emerged with the creation of the Kingdom of Lithuania in 1253, which extended into modern-day … Continue reading "Visit report by the Special Rapporteur on racism (excerpts on language), 2008"