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

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2011 by the Vilnius County Administrative Court (for more information see http://www.efhr.eu/2011/12/23/the-court-rescinded-the-inspector‘s-penalty-for-wilnoteka-pl/?lang=en).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.” The Court announced that while making the decision the Inspector violated the main principles of the procedure which were to ensure objective appraisal of circumstances and legitimacy of the decision.  

Photo competition “Europe in my Region”

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

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…

3 wins concerning comments!

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 hatred and national discrimination through humiliating comments.

The author was fined 520 Lt for his comment, written on1 July 2011, on an article on lrytas.lt about the considerations to allow bilingual

Jendzej Kovalcuk

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

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

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.