Human Rights situation in certain countries (excerpts), 2020

Lithuania [..] In May 2019, the court sentenced the deputy of Klaipeda City Council Vyacheslav Titov representing the interests of Russian-speaking voters to pay a fine of 12,000 euros for statements in 2018 against glorification of one of the leaders of Forest Brothers Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, considering them “insult to his memory”, “incitement of discord” and … Continue reading "Human Rights situation in certain countries (excerpts), 2020"

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)"

CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on media), 2019

[..] C.Concerns and recommendations [..] Hate speech and incitement to hatred 11.The Committee is concerned about the strong prejudices and negative sentiments prevailing in the State party towards members of vulnerable and minority groups, in particular migrants, Muslims and Roma. It is also concerned that hate speech and incitement to hatred targeting these groups, as … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on media), 2019"

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

I. Key findings [..] Assessment of measures taken to implement the further recommendations [..] 13. [..] The Advisory Committee regrets that the Press, Radio and Television Support Fund does not have a separate funding line for minority media. [..] II. Article-by-article findings [..] Article 6 of the Framework Convention Tolerance and intercultural dialogue [..] 48. … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on media), 2018"