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"
[..] 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"
Dear Prime Minister; Further to our meeting in Vilnius on 19 October, I should like to take this opportunity to follow up on the constructive dialogue that I had with you and the other authorities during my visit to Lithuania from 19 to 20 October. The discussions focused mainly on two issues: the fight against … Continue reading "Commissioner’s letter to Lithuania’s Prime Minister (excerpt), 2009"