Archive for January, 2012

Initiative to File Motions for Prosecution Speeds Up

Posted on January 25, 2012 by admin
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), which protects human rights in Lithuania, started monitoring the internet a few months ago. The Foundation pays special attention to the commentaries violating the law. As a result, the Prosecution General of the Republic of Lithuania receives motions calling for conducting evidential investigations. EFHR has put forward 28 motions, all of them received replies....

Reward for the information about the perpetrators of beating of the teenager

Posted on January 24, 2012 by admin
 According to the information from radio „Znad Willii”, last friday 16-year old Daniel Cz., student of Gimnazjum (Junior High School) im. Jana Pawła II in Vilnius became a victim of violence near the House of Polish Culture (Dom Kultury Polskiej). Most probably, the reason for the incident was the nationality of the victim. Perpetrators (3 persons of the age around 30-40 years old – Wilnoteka.lt) were provoked by the fact that teenagers were speaking Polish between each other. The tipsy men attacked the whole group, out of which Daniel suffered the most....

MP intervenes in a case for the punishment for Lithuanian railways to the European Parliament

Posted on January 23, 2012 by admin
fot : R.Jurgaitis On 18 January, 2012 Mr. Waldemar Tomaszeski – the Member of Parliament – intervened in  a case for the violation of human rights at Lithuanian railways („Lietuvos Geležinkeliai”). In documents directed to the Minister of Culture of the RL and to the Minister of Transportation and Communication of the RL, MP referred to the intervention of European Foundation of Human Rights regarding the imposed sanctions by Lithuanian railways on its employees for not using the national language during conducting duties at work. According to MP, such action of the company...
The case of the 11 fined employees of „Lietuvos Geležinkeliai“ PLC has caused a stir in the Polish and Lithuanian media

The case of the 11 fined employees of „Lietuvos Geležinkeliai“ PLC has caused a stir in the Polish and Lithuanian media

Posted on January 20, 2012 by admin
pobrane z http://lt.wikipedia.org The case came to light in August 2011 when European Foundation of Human Rights got interested in a regulation introduced by the Management of the company which introduced fines for those who did not use Lithuanian in their workplace. The Foundation enquired the company about the implementation of the regulation....
The European Court of Human Rights to communicate Lithuania

The European Court of Human Rights to communicate Lithuania

Posted on January 10, 2012 by admin
źródło: Flickr The European Foundation of Human Rights is pleased to adopt the decision of the European Court of Human Rights to communicate Lithuania the issues connected to the renewed renationalisation of the returned property in Vilnius. EFHR is of the opinion that the practice of Lithuania violates Article 1 of Protocol 1 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms....
Foundation on "The Sight"

Foundation on “The Sight”

Posted on January 09, 2012 by admin
On 11/28/2011 Polish Television in the “The Sight” programreleased a report “A dispute over the Polish education in Lithuania is stepping up. Do students of Polish Diaspora will soon lose the right to study most subjects in their native language?”. There was a fragment of the interview that an editor Ewa Szakalicka conducted with representatives of the European Foundation of Human Rights....
EFHR took notice seriously of the survey published in the issue of “IQ” on January

EFHR took notice seriously of the survey published in the issue of “IQ” on January

Posted on January 06, 2012 by admin
fot. Jupiterimages EFHR took notice seriously of the survey published in the issue of “IQ” on January. This survey explicitly presents that the negative campaign which was undertaken by the media and politicians towards national minorities influenced Lithuanian society. Lithuanians do not want to live very much in the neighborhood of  Romani people (87%), Poles (51%) and Jews (45%)....
Appreciation to Ewelina Saszenko and thanks to Lietuvos Radijas ir Televizija

Appreciation to Ewelina Saszenko and thanks to Lietuvos Radijas ir Televizija

Posted on January 04, 2012 by admin
fot. pobrane z www.ewelina.lt European Foundation of Human Rights wanted to express appreciation to Ewelina Saszenko. that as a minority representative on 12/31/2011 at Lietuvos ir Televizija Radijo she gave New Year’s wishes in their native language. Thus confirmed that the minorities in Lithuania can and should be themselves and should be proud of it. This kind of attitude allows us to understand and sometimes even find out that we live in a multicultural environment and thereby to combat the prevailing minorities stereotypes in Lithuania....
Modern Poland Foundation for Kids- The Plaything

Modern Poland Foundation for Kids- The Plaything

Posted on January 02, 2012 by admin
The European Foundation of Human Rights would like to encourage everyone to use The Plaything. It’s a website and a publication for children, that includes a collection of 150 ideas, scenarios for games and plays for children, from rhymes, through board games, to theatre. The content has been made available on the basis of Creative Commons Attribution license, on the conditions 3.0, which means that it can be freely used, published and shared. The Plaything was created within the “We listen to Poland” project, by Modern Poland Foundation. The task was realised by request of Senate’s...