Report on Anti-Semitism, by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion (excerpts), 2019

IV. Key findings [..] F. Government measures that may infringe upon freedom of religion or belief [..] Non-stunned slaughter is banned in Slovenia67 and is highly regulated in Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia.68 68 See www.loc.gov/law/help/religious-slaughter/europe.php. [..] G. Monitoring and reporting antisemitism [..] 50. The aforementioned myriad forms of antisemitism are reflected … Continue reading "Report on Anti-Semitism, by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion (excerpts), 2019"

2018 Report on International Religious Freedom

Executive Summary The constitution provides for freedom of religion, freedom of religious practice, and state recognition of religious organizations, provided they do not contradict the constitution or the law.  The government extends special benefits to nine “traditional” religious groups and more limited benefits to four “recognized” religious groups.  Religious groups must register with the government to gain … Continue reading "2018 Report on International Religious Freedom"

CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on Anti-Semitism and religion), 2019

C.Concerns and recommendations [..] Hate speech and incitement to hatred 11.The Committee is concerned about the strong prejudices and negative sentiments prevailing in the State party towards members of vulnerable and minority groups, in particular migrants, Muslims and Roma. It is also concerned that hate speech and incitement to hatred targeting these groups, as well … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on Anti-Semitism and religion), 2019"

FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on culture and religion), 2018

I. Key findings [..] General overview of the current situation [..] 5. [..] The Advisory Committee learned that, similarly, some minority representatives in Kaunas felt insufficiently involved in the preparations of the city’s celebrations as European Capital of Culture in 2022. The Advisory Committee considers that it would make sense to actively grasp any opportunity … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on culture and religion), 2018"

A comparative analysis of non-discrimination law in Europe 2017 (excerpts)

This document has been prepared for the European Commission however it reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. (..) National experts: (..) Lithuania [:] Non-discrimination [:] Gediminas Andriukaitis (..) 1 PROTECTED GROUNDS OF DISCRIMINATION (..) 1.2 Grounds … Continue reading "A comparative analysis of non-discrimination law in Europe 2017 (excerpts)"

Recommendations by Saudi Arabia to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016

Accepted by Lithuania –  100.51 Establish a holistic strategy to strengthen social cohesion and to respect religious diversity (Saudi Arabia); Accepted by Lithuania –  100.52 Legally define the limit between freedom of expression and hate speech, and take measures to ensure that minorities are represented in the social and political spheres (Saudi Arabia); Accepted by Lithuania –  100.53 … Continue reading "Recommendations by Saudi Arabia to Lithuania: UPR 2nd round, 2016"