Archive for October, 2012

A hefty financial fine for the internet comment

Posted on October 28, 2012 by admin
The European Human Rights Foundation was glad to receive a piece of information concerning  the fine that has been issued as for the anti-internet-violence campaign that has ran for over a year.  For the first time the court of justice issued a warrant, based on the Foundation’s appeal to the General Prosecution, according to the Article 170 act 3 of the Penal Code. The warrant deals with the matter of public incitement to violence against the people of different nationality. District court in the city of Szawla issued a warrant for one of the city’s inhabitants- D.P.who, after reading...

More representatives of EFHR at “What about Gender?” training courses.

Posted on October 24, 2012 by admin
Kamil Szwarc In April this year the European Foundation of Human Rights was encouraging the youth to take part in a training course called “What about Gender?” (More info at: http://www.efhr.eu/2012/04/12/what-about-gender/?lang=en). It is worth mentioning that applying for participation was available to all organizations from all of the EU countries, the SEE countries (Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Moldova, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania) and the EECA (countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia). ...

Lithuanian edition of the Council of Europe education pack “Rights and Freedoms in practice” is now available for distribution!

Posted on October 23, 2012 by admin
The European Foundation of Human Rights has produced the Lithuanian edition of the education pack “Rights and Freedoms in Practice” (“Teisės ir laisvės praktikoje“), which lavishly illustrates the European Convention on Human Rights and exquisitely depicts the function of the European Court of Human Rights. After the long-lasting process of translating and drawing up, the Foundation received 4000 printed volumes for distribution, part of which will be delivered to the biggest ...
Trainings about human rights are over.

Trainings about human rights are over.

Posted on October 22, 2012 by admin
At the abode of the foundation of human rights were held the trainings about the violation of human rights at the European court of human rights and at the court of Justice of the European union on 19-20 th October of 2012. The training covered the topics from the formal and procedural points of view. The organizer of the trainings was the foundation, which is holding this kind of trainings every year. Participants were diversed: there were not only youth people, students but also, lawyers, teachers, advocates. The goal of the trainings was deepening the practical knowledge on the topic of...

You are welcome to apply to attend a project “Step in! Be Active Against Racist Propaganda and Hate Speech Online”.

Posted on October 11, 2012 by admin
You are welcome to apply to attend a project “Step in! Be Active Against Racist Propaganda and Hate Speech Online”. UNITED is organizing a special course at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg in cooperation with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. The aim of the course is to train 35 young people how to recognize hate speech and how to fight it in cyberspace....

New Procedural Rules of the Court of Justice

Posted on October 10, 2012 by admin
The European Foundation of Human Rights informs that the new procedural rules of the Court of Justice enter into force on 1 November 2012. The structure of the rules hasn’t been changed since 4 March 1953; some important changes, however, were introduced. One of the reasons that affect the change in the rules has been a steady increase in the number of cases, among which the reference for a preliminary ruling are the majority. This means that the Court seeks to adapt to changes in the matters referred to the dispute....

Important information for every voter

Posted on October 08, 2012 by admin
The parliamentary elections and referendum on the issue of a new nuclear power station in the Republic of Lithuania will be held on 14 October 2012. The Foundation, a public benefit organization which main purpose is a concern for the public interest and well-being of the society, deems that the right to vote is one of the fundamental rights and duties granted to the country’s citizens. Consequently, on the basis of the information dated October 6-8, 2012 published in “Kurier Wileński” and the one received from the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Lithuania, the...

Take part in free training courses!

Posted on October 02, 2012 by admin
The European Foundation of Human Rights cordially invites you to the training courses. Their primary purpose is to deepen your knowledge of conducting cases of violations of human rights in the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union from procedural and formal point of view. Trainings will help to deepen practical knowledge of the lodging of complaints to the European Court of Human Rights and of the jurisprudence in such important issues as freedom of speech or the return of nationalized property (including the case of collecting the already recovered...

Incitement to hatred on grounds of nationality enters the church

Posted on October 01, 2012 by admin
Recently, the European Foundation of Human Rights was positively surprised with the information that a priest defends the rights of the Polish minority in Kaunas (read more: http://kurierwilenski.lt/2012/09/21/ksiadz-litwin-broni-polakow-na-kowienszczyznie/). This is a commendable attitude. Everyone can and must act in defence of human rights, especially the Church and the clergy who represent it. Unfortunately, the priest Vaidas Vaišvilas cast out Polish tourists from the Divine Mercy Sanctuary. Moreover, the Foundation received information that it’s not the first time when the priest...