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"
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"
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"
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"