Archive for July, 2012

Another success of EFHR: Court of Appeals rejects appeal of the Inspector of Journalists’ Ethics against Wilnoteka.lt

Posted on July 26, 2012 by admin
Lithuanian Court of Appeals agreed with arguments of lawyer Tadeusz Gudzińśki representing Wilnoteka on behalf of the European Foundation of Human Rights and upheld the verdict announced on 22nd December 2011 by the Vilnius County Administrative Court (for more information see http://www.efhr.eu/2011/12/23/the-court-rescinded-the-inspector‘s-penalty-for-wilnoteka-pl/?lang=en). Giving the ruling, the Court overruled the decision of the Inspector of Journalists’ Ethics who had imposed a penalty on the web portal for publishing the article “In defence of Polish schools in Lithuania.”...

“Radio-eaters’ summer break” – summer edition reports competition from the “Radio-eaters’ school”

Posted on July 25, 2012 by admin
Now in its summer edition, the „Radio-eaters’ school” competition launches for the third time. For three years now the word Radio-eaters causes heart palpitation and high blood pressure in a good sense – and no wonder. At last Radio-eaters is one of the biggest and most important competitions organised for young people. From the very beginning radio Znad Willi ...

Photo competition “Europe in my Region”

Posted on July 19, 2012 by admin
Would you like to win digital camera equipment worth up to 1000 euro and a trip for 2 to Brussels? Take part in “Europe in my Region” photo competition this summer! The competition will be hosted on the Facebook webpage of the European Commission. You can enter photos in two categories: ...
Surnames - no, the names of companies - of course

Surnames – no, the names of companies – of course

Posted on July 19, 2012 by admin
European Foundation for Human Rights filed five applications to the State Language Inspectorate asking for an explanation of why the names of companies (both Lithuanian and non-Lithuanian), car license plates, tourist inscriptions and excise stamps on the goods subjected to excise duty (such as cigarettes and alcohol) can contain letters which are not included in Lithuanian alphabet. The Foundation asked to change this situation as well, motivating it by the need to protect the national language. This action was intended to check whether the State Language Inspectorate dares to admit that the...

3 wins concerning comments!

Posted on July 18, 2012 by admin
The European Foundation of Human Rights has received further notifications that three penal orders had been issued against the authors of offensive comments, on the basis of the motions filed with the Prosecutor General’s Office by the Foundation (about the previous wins: http://www.efhr.eu/2012/03/15/first-penalty-for-comments/?lang=en, http://www.efhr.eu/2012/04/16/another-punishment-for-the-comments/?lang=en). On23 April 2012 the District Courtof Panevėžys City (Panevėžio miesto apylinkės teismas) issued a penal order against the city’s inhabitant, V.M., for public incitement to...

Polish edition of the Council of Europe education pack “Rights and Freedoms in practice” being distributed

Posted on July 17, 2012 by admin
On behalf of the Council of Europe, the European Foundation of Human Rights has produced the Polish edition of the education pack “Rights and freedoms in practice”, which offers an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and the workings of the European Court of Human Rights....

Jendzej Kovalcuk

Posted on July 09, 2012 by admin
Jędrzej Kowalczuk Jendzej Kovalcuk is a student at Warsaw School of Economics studying international economic relations. He comes from Vilnius, so during his summer holidays Jendzej decided to join European Foundation of Human Rights. From July to the end of September Jendzej will hold a research internship at the Foundation for the necessary information for his bachelor thesis on human rights in the Central and Eastern Europe....

Foundation is seeking a Lawyer and a Solicitor

Posted on July 09, 2012 by admin
European Foundation of Human Rights is a dynamically evolving organization defending human rights and minority rights in Lithuania.. We are currently looking for a person interested in cooperating with the Foundation as a Lawyer and Solicitor. The person will receive remuneration.Requirements: completing legal studies (Master of Law degree) or  legal training (Solicitor) analytical skills ...

European Foundation of Human Rights is seeking people interested in the position of an Administrator

Posted on July 01, 2012 by admin
European Foundation of Human Rights is a dynamically evolving organization defending human rights and minority rights in Lithuania. We are currently looking for a person interested in the position of administrator and project coordinator. We offer: – a creative, interesting and rewarding position in an international environment; – ongoing personal development through participation in national and international trainings, conferences, internships and workshops....