Archive for August, 2012

Punishing for comments gains pace

Posted on August 29, 2012 by admin
The European Foundation of Human Rights would like to inform that another injunction for an author of an offensive comment was issued. It was based on the Foundation’s applications submitted to the General Public Prosecutor’s Office. (You can read about previous successes in court here) On 31 July 2012 the court of Kėdainiai district (Kėdainių rajono apylinkės teismas) issued an injunction for a resident of the district, A. Š, for public incitement to hatred by a derogatory comment that involved encouragement for discriminating people for their nationality....

The European Foundation of Human Rights is against discrimination!

Posted on August 28, 2012 by admin
The European Foundation of Human Rights notices that increasingly more often there are job advertisements on the internet that have a discriminating character. As an organisation serving the community, the Foundation with its work contributes to bringing obeying human rights into our everyday lives and is concerned by such advertisements as those mentioned above. Therefore, we would like to give a few pieces of advice on what to do in order to avoid such mistakes when writing job vacancy advertisements. We would like to remind that discrimination is prohibited by both the Lithuanian and...

Free legal advices at the Odyssey of the Polish Army Festival in Medininkai

Posted on August 27, 2012 by admin
European Foundation of Human Rights is pleased to announce that on 12 August 2012 at the Odyssey of the Polish Army Festival in Medininkai was giving free legal advices. The Festival was organized by the Vilnius Branch of the ZPL and the Polish Club of Theatre Arts. Stand of the Foundation draw a lot of interest. Everyone interested could read our leaflets (http://www.efhr.eu/ulotki/) and other brochures of the Council of Europe and European Union on human rights. ...
European Citizen, be aware of your rights!

European Citizen, be aware of your rights!

Posted on August 23, 2012 by admin
On 6-12 August in Vilnius the summer school “Using Lisbon Treaty for Building Active Citizenship” was held ( read more ). Among 32 participants – representatives of various non-governmental organizations from the European Union and Turkey – the European Foundation for Human Rights was represented by Joanna Gasiul. Employees of the Human Rights Monitoring Institute in Vilnius (www.hrmi.lt) put a lot of energy and effort into the excellent organization of the training. Participants had the opportunity to meet experts on human rights and EU law from Lithuania, Great Britain and...

Gifts for rural residents

Posted on August 22, 2012 by admin
The European Foundation for Human Rights held a charity event for the villagers titled “Kids for Kids” (further info: http://www.efhr.eu/2012/06/27/aid-for-children-placed-childrens-homes/?lang=en) in collaboration with the Centre for Polish Culture and Education ‘Plus’ in Brussels, the Polish School Joachim Lelewel at the Polish Embassy in Brussels and the Middle East Institute Foundation in Warsaw, with help of many other people of good will from Brussels....

EFHR has achieved another success with respect to comments on the web!

Posted on August 16, 2012 by admin
Fot. Stock Photo The European Foundation of Human Rights has been informed that on the basis of petitions filed by the Foundation another penal order to the author of offensive comment has been issued to the Regional Prosecutor’s Office (to learn about the previous successes, go to: 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, http://www.efhr.eu/2012/07/18/3-wins-concerning-comments/?lang=en )....

The investigation on the “Saw for the Poles” continues

Posted on August 15, 2012 by admin
The EFHR effectively fights against the rising tide of hatred on the Internet, as evidenced by the investigation conducted on now defunct group on social network portal called Facebook, titled “Saw for the Poles” (lit. „Lenkpjūvė”). After the discovery of this group, the EFHR put forward an application to the Attorney General of Lithuania (Liertuvos Generalinė Prokuratūra) to bring group’s members to criminal liability for incitement ...
European Foundation of Human Rights support the decision of OSCE

European Foundation of Human Rights support the decision of OSCE

Posted on August 14, 2012 by admin
On the 10th of July, the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Lithuania adopted a new electoral district boundaries. The commission’s decision changed the boundaries of several constituencies in Vilnius, Kaunas, Kelme and Vilnius region. Two of them, dominated by Poles (Suzonys and Skirlenai), were incorporated into the „Lithuanian“ Svenchioniu-Moletu constituency. The commission justified its decision claiming that demographic indicators have changed – in some constituencies the population has greatly increased, in others – decreased....

European Foundation of Human Rights expresses concern about the comments

Posted on August 03, 2012 by admin
European Foundation of Human Rights continues the campaign against the increasing wave of hatred on the internet in Lithuania. Foundation wishes to express concern about the indifference of the state  authorities to the lawlessness and incitement to hatred directed against a group of persons or a member of such a group on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief....
The European Foundation of Human Rights is taking part in the summer school titled “Using Lisbon Treaty for Building Active Citizenship”.

The European Foundation of Human Rights is taking part in the summer school titled “Using Lisbon Treaty for Building Active Citizenship”.

Posted on August 02, 2012 by admin
On April 20, the European Foundation of Human Rights promoted applying for participation in the summer school about “Using Lisbon Treaty for Building Active Citizenship” ( for further information look at ). Law students and lawyers working with non-governmental organizations involved in the protection of human rights may apply for participation in the program. After careful consideration of all applications received, only 32 were selected, including Joanna Gasiul, an employee of the European Foundation of Human Rights. The training is organized by the European project “Europe for...
EFHR as the only Lithuanian foundation which has lent support to the first European Citizens' Initiative -  Fraternité2020

EFHR as the only Lithuanian foundation which has lent support to the first European Citizens’ Initiative – Fraternité2020

Posted on August 01, 2012 by admin
Fraternité2020 is the first registered European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) which aims at  expanding EU exchange programmes – such as Erasmus or European Voluntary Service (EVS). Making these exchange programmes more attractive will enable more and more European citizens spend time in another European member state and fully appreciate the meaning of united Europe. Moreover, this experience will develop intercultural skills and facilitate positive economic, social and cultural development in the whole European continent....