EVS vacancy in Poland!  Volunteering for YOUTH

EVS vacancy in Poland! Volunteering for YOUTH

Posted on January 24, 2017
The European Voluntary Service (EVS) project is supposed to seek  for development and promotion of local and European volunteering in the city of Kielce and its region through participation in a local project for youth development and  initiatives “Bus Stop for Youth”. The project is  looking for volunteers from Germany, Estonia and Lithuania. Dates of the project: 15th February – 15th June Venue: Kielce, Poland The aim of the project: to increase social participation,especially of young people,  and encourage their active participation in the creation of...
The Mayor of Vilnius expresses his gratitude towards the European Foundation of Human Rights

The Mayor of Vilnius expresses his gratitude towards the European Foundation of Human Rights

Posted on January 20, 2017
J.Stacevičiaus nuotr. lietuvosdiena.lrytas.lt On the January 17th this year, the Mayor of Vilnius gave thanks to the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) and other organizations, institutions, volunteers and enterprises for the cooperation in 2016. “Today, I invite everyone to share the joy for the achievements of the Vilnius District – the previous year was very favourable for us, but also full of challenges. You can take credit for the beauty, vigour and development of the city, thanks to your good intentions. I want to express my genuine gratitude to all, who contributed to...
Lithuanian’s year in the European Court of Human Rights

Lithuanian’s year in the European Court of Human Rights

Posted on January 17, 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...
Restriction of personal liberty for one year and a half for 15 comments on the Internet

Restriction of personal liberty for one year and a half for 15 comments on the Internet

Posted on January 13, 2017
DELFI (T.Vinicko nuotr.) On January 5th, Kaunas Regional Court examined the penal case of R.P. on grounds of his appeal against the judgment of The District Court of Prienai Region from April 12th 2016, when R.P. was found guilty on the basis of articles 2 and 3 of paragraph 170 of The Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania – for public taunting, encouraging hatred and promotion of discrimination against a group of people of Russian nationality or a person who constitute a part of it and for promoting violence in public. In 2015, European Foundation of Human Rights (hereinafter...
Restriction of personal liberty for one year and a half for 15 comments on the Internet

Restriction of personal liberty for one year and a half for 15 comments on the Internet

Posted on January 13, 2017
DELFI (T.Vinicko nuotr.) On January 5th, Kaunas Regional Court examined the penal case of R.P. on grounds of his appeal against the judgment of The District Court of Prienai Region from April 12th 2016, when R.P. was found guilty on the basis of articles 2 and 3 of paragraph 170 of The Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania – for public taunting, encouraging hatred and promotion of discrimination against a group of people of Russian nationality or a person who constitute a part of it and for promoting violence in public. In 2015, European Foundation of Human Rights (hereinafter...
Increase of the criminal liability for discrimination in the workplace

Increase of the criminal liability for discrimination in the workplace

Posted on January 10, 2017
Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson announces that the Code of Administrative Offences entering into force starting from January 1st this year replaces the Administrative Delinquency Code. In the new code the amount of the penalties for violations of the principle of equal rights for women and men and equality of opportunity has been increased. In the new code the penalty imposed on directors of legal entities, employers and other people responsible for the violation of the principle of equal rights for women and men and equality of opportunity amounts from 40 to 560 EUR and in...
EFHR fights with discrimination in electronic space

EFHR fights with discrimination in electronic space

Posted on January 02, 2017
For several years the European Fundation of Human Rights (EFHR), together with the Office of the Equal Opportunities, has struggled with discriminatory job offers that appear on the Internet and in the press. Art. 11 of the Law on Equal Treatment stipulates that job advertisements as well as state service and learning offers cannot include requirements that refer to dicrimination on the grounds of sex, race, nationality, language, origin, social status, religion, beliefs and opinions, age, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin or religion. According to Art. 11 of the Law on Equal...
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...
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