Amnesty International criticises Lithuania

Amnesty international, an international organisation working to protect human rights in its 2012 annual report, accused Lithuania of having a passive attitude towards the secret CIA prisons on their territory. According to Amnesty International, the worst fact is that although there is a constant inflow of information about this,

The Youth Assembly 2012 4-8 October 2012 – the European Youth Centre at Strasbourg

We encourage all youngsters in age between 16 -25 to apply for participation    the  Youth Assembly 2012, which will take place at October, 4 -8 , 2012 this year.  Unfortunately, the deadline for applications expires on  May 30th, 2012. the organizers of the following event : the European Youth Foundation and the European Youth Centre. For more information please read:

Cybercrime to be prosecuted all around Europe

Trainee of the European Foundation of Human Rights Ms  Katarzyna Anna Gorgol  (fifth – year students at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin) has launched publication series  published in “The Vilnius Courier” by the article “Cybercrime to be prosecuted all around Europe”. This series of publications is focused on most important rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union approaching to the reader, the importance of legal issues, especially in the Human Rights Law area.

After the Web 2.0 Revolutions: New Media as an Instrument for Change and Democracy?

The European Foundation of Human Rights invites everybody to apply for a series of workshops organised for young journalists of which the title reads: Youth Media Workshop 2012 and to be more precise the workshops will cover matters related to the following topic: “After the Web 2.0 Revolutions: New Media as an Instrument for Change and Democracy?” The workshops will take place in August between the 19th and the 24th.

The European Foundation of Human Rights will take part in the “What about Gender?” training course

On 12 April, the European Foundation of Human Rights encouraged all to apply for participation in the “What about Gender?” training course (more information: http://www.efhr.eu/2012/04/12/szkolenia-co-na-temat-plci/). Applications for participation were open for organizations in all countries of the European Union, the SEE countries (Montenegro,Serbia,Turkey,Moldova,Macedonia,Croatia,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Albania) and the EECA (Eastern EuropeandCentral Asia) countries. After a thorough consideration of all submitted applications, the Appraising Committee selected only 10 best candidates,

„Saw for the Poles” case continued – the prosecution starts an investigation following our intervention.

As we have previously informed, the European Foundation of Human Rights discovered a group on the social networking portal called Facebook, titled “Saw for the Poles” (lit. „Lenkpjūvė”) with a motto that stated “Slaughter the Poles while they’re young!” („Pjauk lenką kol jaunas!”). The group consisted of 23 members who posted comments and statements, which openly encouraged hatred against the Polish minority in Lithuania.