EFHR in discussion on equality – how is it promoted by market titans?

On the 12th of June a discussion took place in Seimas ‘Companies promote equality and why should it be implemented’ in which participated the representative of EFHR Agnieszka Malinauskaite as well as representatives of various companies. The conference began with speech of deputy Aušrinė Armonaitė, the chairman of temporary council of women, Agneta Skardžiuvienė, Spokesman…

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Digital signature – also for EU citizens.

Citizen of Belgium and inhabitant of Lithuania turned for help to EFHR. Couple of years ago Migration Authorities issued a document allowing for permanent stay in Lithuania and allowing to use electronic services, like digital signature. Unfortunately, problems began when in 2015 Applicant’s ID has been changed into attestation – Mobile network operator canceled digital…

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EFHR on the meeting with representatives of Facebook and Google

On the 23rd of May representatives of EFHR Leszek Jankowski and Ewelina Baliko took part in organized discussion by the Ministry of Justice, between representatives of media, IT, national institutions and representatives of society about stopping hate speech on social media. The meeting raised the subject of prevention, effectiveness, troubles caused because of content that…

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EFHR visiting the orphanage in Pabradė

On the 22nd of May 2017 representatives of EFHR Leszek Jankowski and Ewelina Baliko visited orphanage in Pabradė. Guests had chance to talk to kids and give them gifts. It has been first visit of EFHR after reorganization of educational care facilities, that is why meeting was a great chance to check the conditions kids…

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EFHR took part in international youth exchange ‘Let’s stop hate speech’

On days 21-29 of April in Wierzchosławice administrative district an international youth exchange ‘Let’s stop hate speech’ took place. Representatives of Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria participated in it. One of the aims was to answer the question, where is the border between freedom of speech and hate speech and how tolerant…

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EFHR trainings in Kaunas

On the 17th of May the lawyer of EFHR Leszek Jankowski carried out training course for the participants of ‘Make Love Speech’. The project aims to broaden the knowledge on intolerance, promote human rights and support ‘No hate speech’ in Lithuania. Representative of EFHR had a chance to introduce participants to current situation of hate…

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Polish Television in Lithuania – where does it head?

Project of broadcasting TV programs from Poland as a counterbalance for propaganda distributed by Russian channels has been announced by the May 3 Group in Seimas in Autumn last year. Politicians agreed that inhabitants of Vilnius Region need an access to polish informative broadcasts, but Lithuanian Radio and Television Centre (Telecentre) prepared two projects of…

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‘Free Reading’ project popularity is growing

EFHR has been encouraging readers from Lithuania to use internet library https://wolnelektury.pl/ already for some years. ‘Free Reading’ is a Modern Poland Foundation project carried and cooperated with National Library, Silesian Library and Elbląg Library under the patronage of Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as well as of Polish Writers’…

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VSD report: Special rights of Poles are dangerous for the country

On the 3rd of April VSD and Second Investigation Department under MND prepared a report on national security dangers. We can find there that ‘Russia aims for countrymen to constantly increase demands on receiving special rights for Polish society in Vilnius Region. If Polish society receives special rights, it would be a pretext for Russia…

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Continuation of the cooperation of EFHR and UNITED

On days 7-12 of April 2017, in a small Melnik town placed 30km from Prague (Czech Republic), a conference organized by UNITED called ‘Rewind Radicalization – building up strategies against extremism’. Leszek Jankowski was the representative of EFHR and spoke about radicalization process in Lithuania. One of the biggest problems in Europe is radicalization. Main…

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EFHR meeting NGO representatives as a part of fighting hate speech

On the 10th of April in NGO Avilys main office a meeting of NGO representatives took place to fight hate speech. National Institute for Social Integration (Nacionalinis socialinės integracijos institutas) was hosting the meeting. The meeting was attended by representatives of EFHR Agnieszka Malinauskait, Virginija Prasmickait, the representative of Civil Liberties Union for Europe Kristina…

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Migration office urges Lithuanians to abandon their nationality

The matter of spelling names and surnames, especially problematic for families where one parent is a Lithuanian citizen and another is a foreigner, is getting worse. Lithuanian politicians cannot find common ground in the bill. Courts investigate several dozens of cases pledging w, x and q letters in the population register. Migration office is doing…

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EFHR hosting a discussion ‘United or divided: racial discrimination in Lithuania’

On 23rd of March European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized a discussion called ‘United or divided: racial discrimination in Lithuania’. Agnieszka Malinauskaitė, the administrator of EFHR, introduced activities of the Foundation recalling about giving the unpaid legal support, about the campaign against hate speech and discrimination by cooperating with Equal Opportunities Ombudsman, organizing trainings…

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EFHR has been with you already for 7 years – help us grow

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is actively acting towards human rights. In 2016 we organized a lot of trainings for school pupils, students, companies and seniors. We also organized two international conferences on national minorities and spelling of names and surnames. We are continuously working towards prevention of hate speech by developing social…

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The final verdict – letter ‘w’ in identity card

Today the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania issued final and not debatable rule on the inscription of the letter ‘w’ in Lithuanian passport and identity card in the case of Wardyn. The surname of Wardyn is well known as one of the first families who started to fight for the original spelling of proper names…

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Juridical nihilism continues – ‘x’ in documents issued by Lithuania

This week the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania issued two final rules on the spelling of proper names – in the cases of Jacquet and Mickiewicz the court obliged to incorporate in children’s passports their proper names in Lithuanian as well as in original language. This court’s decision created an ambiguous situation – the inscription…

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