Lithuanian’s year in the European Court of Human Rights

Lithuanian’s year in the European Court of Human Rights

Posted on January 18, 2017
European Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court”) in Strasbourg is one of the core bodies of the Council of Europe framework. The Court functions as a last option defender of human rights recognised in the European Convention of Human Rights. Every individual can address his/her case to the Court if he/she thinks that his/her human rights have been infringed, and state’s juridical mechanisms have failed to provide correction to the injustice. During its lifespan, the Court has gained significant juridical power among the European states. In other words, the states usually respect...
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) released Hate Crime Statistics of 2015

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) released Hate Crime Statistics of 2015

Posted on December 29, 2016
On 16 November 2016, in Warsaw, Organization’s for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) issued Hate Crime Statistics on their website in order to honor the National Day for Tolerance. The 2015 Hate Crime Statistics include the statistical data of 41 official member states, three international corporations and 113 civil society organizations.‘‘One of the ongoing tendencies in 2015 Hate Crime Statistics is insufficient collection of the data. The main spheres of insufficient data gathering are the hate crimes against...
Courts continue to settle the issue of the spelling of the names – two won cases

Courts continue to settle the issue of the spelling of the names – two won cases

Posted on December 27, 2016
DELFI (T.Vinicko nuotr.) On November 22nd, The Vilnius City District Court adopted a decision concerning the complaint of a Lithuanian citizen. The court obliged the Registry Office in Vilnius to spell her daughter’s name using the letter “w” and to issue a new birth certificate. The court acknowledged that the family lives currently in Dubai. While registering the child’s birth,  the Registry Office spelled the name “Darbovli” and refused to use original spelling. In this case, the refusal to register the original name and to issue a new birth certificate with the name...
EFHR has chosen the winners of the art contest

EFHR has chosen the winners of the art contest

Posted on December 20, 2016
Dominyka Jakutovič, 8 grade On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, celebrated on the 10th of December, the European Foundation of Human Rights decided to organise a creative art competition for 5th to 12th grade students. The students were encouraged to create an artwork on one of the selected topics related to human rights. The topic chosen for students from 5th to 8th grade was: “We are all different, but we are all equal”. Older students (9th to 12th grade) prepared an artwork on the topic: “Stand up for someone’s rights”. Among 29 artworks sent to the...
EFHR attended the annual meeting of the organisations coordinating EVS in Lithuania

EFHR attended the annual meeting of the organisations coordinating EVS in Lithuania

Posted on December 06, 2016
Veiklus Jaunimas On the 1st and the 2nd of December 2016 the annual meeting of the organisations coordinating the implementation of projects of European Voluntary Service was held in Anykščiai, Lithuania. The main aim of the meeting was to give an overview of the achievements of the year 2015, to set new targets, to update the handbook for EVS promoters Hopscotch to Quality in EVS and to discuss new initiatives of the European Commission – the European Solidarity Corps and Strategic EVS Projects. The organisators paid close attention to the role of Lithuanian youth in EVS...
International Human Rights Day – new artistic competition for pupils

International Human Rights Day – new artistic competition for pupils

Posted on November 29, 2016
In celebration of the International Human Rights Day on the 10th of December, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to announce a creative art competition for 5th to 8th grade pupils and for 9th to 12th grade pupils. The topic of the competition for pupils from 5th until 8th grade is “We are all different, but we are all equal”, for pupils from 9th until 12th grade the topic is “Stand up for someone’s rights”. Based on these topics, the pupils are asked to use their imagination and become creative by creating an artwork. So artworks could consist of ideas on a...
CERD concluding observations on Lithuania

CERD concluding observations on Lithuania

Posted on November 21, 2016
The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is a body of independent experts, which monitors implementation of the United Nation’s Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by periodic country report procedure. On 6 January 2016, the CERD released its concluding observations on the combined sixth to eighth periodic reports of Lithuania. The report acknowledges multiple positive legislative acts and public policies, such as the Action plan for Roma integration into Lithuanian society for 2015-2020, the inter-institutional Action plan for...
EFHR about the equality and the protection of private life in the workplace

EFHR about the equality and the protection of private life in the workplace

Posted on November 18, 2016
On November 15th, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organised a training course at the head office of the company “PakMarkas“. „PakMarkas” is one of the strongest and leading-edge companies in Lithuania offering packing and marking solutions. It is not the first time EFHR organises a business-related training course – in spring of this year, the Foundation also conducted a similar training for members of the Responsible Business Association of Lithuania (LAVA, Lietuvos atsakingo verslo asociacija), associating 24 entities. At the invitation of the company, EFHR...
Joanna is a new volunteer from Poland

Joanna is a new volunteer from Poland

Posted on November 11, 2016
Joanna Andrecka is a third year student of law at the University of Lodz In Poland. Currently she is studying at the Vilnius University, as a part of the six-month Erasmus exchange.  In the course of her studies, she had an opportunity to be acquainted with the broad spectrum of law areas that is implied on this field of study. However this student is interested the most in the civil law branch, patent law, protection of intellectual and industrial property rights and also in mediations. What is more, recently she focused on the Human Rights in the European Union as well. One of the subjects...
International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism

International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism

Posted on November 10, 2016
On Wednesday 09th of November, an historical day in two ways, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) held a small conference about the prevention of fascism, hatred and discrimination. The event was held due to the International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism and it took place at the Contemporary Art Center (CAC) in Vilnius. The Event, organized by Maximilian Gallo, an intern of the EFHR, was opened by his presentation concerning with the reconnection of Human Rights and Human Thinking and its connection to issues of repressive discrimination. The presentation created the...
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