Report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies (excerpts), 2019

I. SUBSTANTIVE POLICY AREAS [..] 1. EDUCATION [..] 1.1. Focus of measures [..] Distribution of education measures by relevance to the respective sub-areas of the Council Recommendation Thematic sub-area MS Fight early school-leaving AT, BE, BG, CY, ES, EL, HU, HR, IT, LV, LT, LU, NL, PT, RO, SE, SK, UK Consider the needs of … Continue reading "Report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies (excerpts), 2019"

CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on Roma), 2019

B.Positive aspects 3.The Committee welcomes the following legislative and policy measures taken by the State party: [..] (e)The adoption of the Programme for the Integration of the Roma Community living in Vilnius City Municipality into Society 2016–2019, on 19 April 2016. [..] C.Concerns and recommendations [..] Hate speech and incitement to hatred 11.The Committee is … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts on Roma), 2019"

ECRI conclusions on implementing its recommendations (excerpt on Roma), 2019

1) In its report on Lithuania (fifth monitoring cycle) published on 7 June 2016, ECRI recommended that the Lithuanian authorities, as part of the Action Plan for Roma Integration 2015-2020, resolve the difficult housing situation of Roma, inter alia by (i) co-operating more closely with and financially supporting relevant local authorities, in particular the Municipality … Continue reading "ECRI conclusions on implementing its recommendations (excerpt on Roma), 2019"

HRC Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts), 2018

B.Positive aspects 3.The Committee welcomes the following legislative and institutional measures taken by the State party: [..] (h)The development and implementation of the Action Plan for Promoting Non-discrimination 2017–2019, the establishment of the Department of National Minorities in 2015 and the adoption of the Action Plan for Roma Integration into Lithuanian Society for the period … Continue reading "HRC Concluding observations on Lithuania (excerpts), 2018"

Fundamental Rights Report 2018 (excerpts), 2018

[..] 4 Racism, xenophobia and related intolerance 4.1. No progress in countering racism in the EU [..] 4.1.3. Courts confront racist and related offenses [..] In Lithuania, the Supreme Court dismissed a  defendant’s cassation appeal, ruling that the right to hold beliefs and freedom of expression are not in conformity with public insult, incitement to hatred and discrimination, and … Continue reading "Fundamental Rights Report 2018 (excerpts), 2018"

FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on Roma and employment), 2018

Summary [..] Some progress has been made in the socio-economic inclusion of Roma. The government’s “Action plan for Roma integration into Lithuanian society 2015-2020” and Vilnius municipality’s “Programme for Social Integration of the Community of the Vilnius (Kirtimai) Roma Settlement” have started to yield results. The implementation of these plans will require careful monitoring, effective … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on Roma and employment), 2018"