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"
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"
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"
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"
JUDGMENT OF THE COURT (Second Chamber) 12 May 2011 (*) (Citizenship of the Union − Freedom to move and reside in the Member States − Principle of non-discrimination on grounds of nationality − Articles 18 TFEU and 21 TFEU − Principle of equal treatment of persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin − Directive 2000/43/EC − National rules requiring … Continue reading "ECJ judgment in the case C-391/09, Runevič-Vardyn and Wardyn"