CEDAW Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts), 2019

E.Principal areas of concern and recommendations [..] Participation in political and public life [..] 29. Reiterating its previous recommendations ( CEDAW/C/LTU/CO/5 , para. 29), the Committee recommends that the State party strengthen its efforts to increase the representation of women in political life and adopt temporary special measures, including quotas for female candidates of political … Continue reading "CEDAW Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts), 2019"

2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2019

Section 1. Respect for the Integrity of the Person, Including Freedom from: [..] E. DENIAL OF FAIR PUBLIC TRIAL [..] PROPERTY RESTITUTION The government has laws and mechanisms in place to address the issue of property restitution, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and advocacy groups reported that the government has made some progress on the resolution … Continue reading "2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2019"

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

I. Key findings [..] Assessment of measures taken to implement the recommendations for immediate action [..] 11. The numerically small population of Roma7 in Lithuania continues to have very limited access to the rights enshrined in the Framework Convention (see Articles 4, 12 and 15). However, the Advisory Committee is pleased to note that progress … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on participation), 2018"

Recommendations by Saudi Arabia to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016

Accepted by Lithuania –  100.51 Establish a holistic strategy to strengthen social cohesion and to respect religious diversity (Saudi Arabia); Accepted by Lithuania –  100.52 Legally define the limit between freedom of expression and hate speech, and take measures to ensure that minorities are represented in the social and political spheres (Saudi Arabia); Accepted by Lithuania –  100.53 … Continue reading "Recommendations by Saudi Arabia to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016"

CEDAW Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts), 2014

[..] B.Positive aspects [..] 6.The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous reports, the State party has ratified or acceded to the following international instruments: [..] (d)1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, in 2013. C.Principal areas of concern and recommendations [..] Participation in political and public life … Continue reading "CEDAW Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts), 2014"

Report on the human rights situation in the European Union (excerpts), 2014

LITHUANIA In 2013, there were no dramatic changes in the human situation in Lithuania. The authorities do not pay attention to the existing systemic problems in this area trying to temper criticism towards them by the profile international organizations and the human rights NGO making cosmetic amendments to the current legislation. The remarks made by … Continue reading "Report on the human rights situation in the European Union (excerpts), 2014"