Archive for April, 2013

Another success of EFHR – 3 criminal cases won

Another success of EFHR – 3 criminal cases won

Posted on April 29, 2013 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
The freedom of speech is guaranteed in the legal system of each democratic country and in international documents. However, some limitations are often imposed on it, like for instance in the case of offending other people publically. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), in its fight against offensive comments in the Internet succeeds more and more often and it has won three more court cases. Unfortunately, authors of the comments which are unlawful are also minor people, such as a citizen of the town of Priekulė in the Klaipėda County, D.G,who, on the www.lrytas.lt website under...
Contracts of employment in a foreign language also in Lithuania

Contracts of employment in a foreign language also in Lithuania

Posted on April 25, 2013 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
The internal law of a member state of the European Union (EU) cannot impose that contracts of employment with an international element must be made only in the official language of a given country. Each person coming from a member state of the EU has the right to access gainful employment and to perform professional activity on a territory of another member state. There was a case related to Belgium, and to be more precise – to the decree of  the Flemish Community, which includes all the people who speak Dutch – that is people who live mainly on the territory of Flanders (the northern...
Apple is not always an apple and Kowalski is not always Kowalski

Apple is not always an apple and Kowalski is not always Kowalski

Posted on April 22, 2013 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
According to rules of the game of connotations, in which we have to tell a word that comes to our mind when we hear another word, the majority of us, for the set that will be presented in a moment, would say: Cashmere – a geographic region or a kind of fabric, an apple is a kind of fruit, Manchester United – an English football club. However, as it turns out, not everything is always that obvious. When we type the above words into a browser, we will find out that Cashmere, Apple or Oak are ones out of many uncommon names, given to children. Manchester United is the name and the last name...
Promote the activities of EFHR!

Promote the activities of EFHR!

Posted on April 16, 2013 by admin
As every year, until 2nd May everyone can give the 2% of their income to our Foundation. Thanks to your support we will be able to continue our actions for respecting the human rights and national minorities in Lithuania. EFHR priorities in 2013 is assuring the adoption of the necessary laws aimed at ensuring the rights of national minorities, as well as further education of the society with respect for protection for human rights. We have been taking actions only until 2010, and we have already been successful (www.efhr.eu). This is all because of the help of such people as you! Działamy...
Tomasz Prądzyński — an intern in the EFHR

Tomasz Prądzyński — an intern in the EFHR

Posted on April 04, 2013 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
Tomasz Prądzyński has already begun a six-month internship at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) within a European Commission funding programme—Leaonardo da Vinci. The programme is aimed at graduates of master programms who are willing to broaden their vocational skills. A conception of this kind of projects is to combine theory with practice and subsequently—strengthen a bond between the spheres of education and work. Tomasz graduated from the University of the West of England in Bristol with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Leiden University in...