2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2020

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 communal property restitution, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and advocacy groups reported that the government has made some progress on the … Continue reading "2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2020"

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"

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 personal names, streetsigns, placenames), 2018

Summary [..] The absence of a comprehensive legislative framework, however, continues to impede the implementation of a number of important language rights contained within the Framework Convention. These concern in particular the spelling of names in official documents and the use of minority languages on topographic indications. Public debates on these issues continue to be … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on personal names, streetsigns, placenames), 2018"

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"

The Most Resonant Human Rights Violations in Certain Countries 2014 (excerpts), 2015

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"