3. Commented aspects of the current situation 3.1. The position of the State language as mother tongue, second language and language of instruction As already mentioned, the first part of the Country Report concerns the Lithuanian language and several contacts the Expert Group had in Lithuania focussed on this central aspect of the linguistic panorama. … Continue reading "Language Education Policy Profile (excerpt on the state language), 2006"
[..] 4. Lithuania has signed Council of Europe conventions for the prevention of torture, for the protection of minorities, on local self-government and on bioethics. The principles are thus established for the alignment of its legislation and policy with international standards in these areas. [..] 6. Following were the principal issues for dialogue with the Lithuanian authorities … Continue reading "PACE recommendation 1339 (excerpts), 1997"
II. ELECTION DAY OBSERVATIONS [..] Instructions for Linguistic Minorities Balloting material is issued only in Lithuanian. The ODIHR did observe, however, on Election Day in areas of highly concentrated linguistic minorities a lot of confusion about voting procedures. The CEC had indeed issued voter education information in the most common minority languages. It is regrettable … Continue reading "ODIHR election observers’ Final Report (excerpts), 1996"