[..] 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"
Rejected by Lithuania – 90.4. Sign, ratify and implement the provisions of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (Poland); Considered by Lithuania to be in the process of implementation already – 90.8. Adopt a new Act on National Minorities in order to precisely stipulate the rights and obligations of persons belonging to national … Continue reading "Recommendations by Poland to Lithuania: UPR 1st round, 2011"
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"