Archive for August, 2013

EFHR is looking for an assistant administrator for the half- or the full-time job

EFHR is looking for an assistant administrator for the half- or the full-time job

Posted on August 30, 2013 by admin
The offer is addressed to people interested in human rights and the rights of the national minorities. We are looking for an ambitious person who wants to learn and develop herself, and who has some computer skills. We offer: Creative, interesting, and giving a lot of satisfaction work in the international environment; Continuous development by participating in national and international trainings, conferences, internships, and workshops. Responsibilities: Assistance in the administrative service of the Foundation; Coordination of projects. Requirements: University degree, Knowledge of...
EFHR is looking for a lawyer/paralegal

EFHR is looking for a lawyer/paralegal

Posted on August 30, 2013 by admin
Requirements: University degree in law; Experience in legal services/seniority: not less than one year; Analytical skills; The knowledge of the Lithuanian, Polish, and English language (a prerequisite); The knowledge of human rights and discrimination; Very good organization of work and the ability to perform the assigned tasks accurately and within a short time. The candidates having worked as paralegals have the priority in recruitment. Responsibilities: current legal service for the clients of Foundation; the analysis of legislation and case-law; preparation of process documents; other...
Charity Actions of EFHR in orphanages

Charity Actions of EFHR in orphanages

Posted on August 29, 2013 by admin
As a part of awareness campaign, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) team has recently visited many towns and cities in Vilnius Region, also visiting orphanages. The EFHR employees were involved in charity actions and have met with pupils from orphanages in Podbrodzie and Soleczniki. Collected gifts: clothes, toys, school supplies and books as well as educational human rights publications designed for kids and youth were given out to the head teachers. The pupils enjoyed very much these gifts and were very thankful to EFHR employees for their visit. During discussions with teachers...
Interviews with the Vilnius region veterans

Interviews with the Vilnius region veterans

Posted on August 27, 2013 by admin
Since the beginning of June this year, the European Foundation of Human Rights met with many people in order to document their interesting and often complicated life stories. We spoke  to veterans of the polish Home Army, former partisan soldiers, resettled persons and those who committed themselves for the Vilnius regions and who contributed to its development during World War II and after it. “The pre-conversation preparation and the conversations themselves were an outstanding experience. Each meeting taught me something different and gave me a new perspective on the history of Vilnius...
Invitation from the European Foundation for Human Rights for you!

Invitation from the European Foundation for Human Rights for you!

Posted on August 21, 2013 by admin
Within the framework of a campaign of trips to cities and towns in the Vilnius Region, which is organised by the European Foundation for Human Rights and will take place between 21 and 31 August 2013, EFHR’s employees will represent the Foundation in the following cities: 21st August: Nemenčinė, 12 pm- 4 pm 22nd August: Trakai, 12 pm – 4 pm 23rd August: Rudamina, 10 am – 2 pm; Šumskas (Caholic Youth Days- Katolickie Dni Młodzieży) 5 pm- 10 pm 25th August: Šalčininkai („Lato Młodzieży” (Youth’s Summer) Concert), 5 pm – 10 pm 27th...
The EFHR wins two cases against the SKVC

The EFHR wins two cases against the SKVC

Posted on August 15, 2013 by admin
After several months of a lively correspondence, The Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC – Studijų kokybės vertinimo centras) acknowledged the arguments of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), which referred to recognize the validity of the academic degree. Two graduates faced the problem of rejection of official recognition of their foreign diplomas, accredited in other member countries of the European Union. They were provided assistance by our Foundation. The EFHR prepared the formal complaint against the SKVC about the discriminating decision...
The 32nd International Youth Convention: Log In for Social Inclusion, Log In for Human Rights

The 32nd International Youth Convention: Log In for Social Inclusion, Log In for Human Rights

Posted on August 14, 2013 by admin
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) had an honour to participate in the 32nd International Youth Convention in Macedonia organised by Youth for Exchange and Understanding International (YEU), a European level non – governmental Youth organisation, and hosted by the Centre for Intercultural Dialogue (CID). It is a well – known fact that the role of social networking in young people`s daily life become vital since many social interactions take place on Twitter and Facebook replacing real face to face interaction. Unfortunately, even in this virtual life hate speech and...
A comment on Facebook can also be liable to a penalty

A comment on Facebook can also be liable to a penalty

Posted on August 14, 2013 by admin
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) has received a notification concerning the fact that the author of an insulting comment was ordered the injunction on the basis of the application submitted to the General Prosecutor’s Office. The district court of Vilnius (Vilniaus miesto apylinkės teismas) required the injunction for Saulius Ž. for the public incitement against the national minorities, within a special emphasize on the Polish national minority. On 23rd October 2012 the culprit published a following comment on a well-known social networking site, Facebook: „Šaudyt...
The European Foundation of Human Rights receives the training in the Netherlands

The European Foundation of Human Rights receives the training in the Netherlands

Posted on August 13, 2013 by admin
Tomasz Prądzyński, the trainee of the European Foundation of the Human Rights (EFHR), had the honour of representing our Foundation in the 5th International Training SpeakOut 2013, held by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) in Leiden and the Hague in the Netherlands in the second week of August. The conference aimed at gathering in one place the young leaders, experts and students who are greatly interested in the human rights, in order to teach and develop the mutual understanding of the human rights, as well as to acquire the practical knowledge within the scope of...
The EFHR in Medininkai

The EFHR in Medininkai

Posted on August 13, 2013 by admin
© www.l24.lt The historical gala “Odyssey of Soldier” was held in Medininkai on 11th August in order to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the January Uprising of 1863. In connection with this, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized the trip do the Medininkai Culture Centre in order to celebrate this special day and to acquaint the inhabitants of the town with our activity. The tent of our Foundation attracted plenty of the curious and interested, among whom were both inhabitants of Medininkai and the guest taking an active part in the aforementioned...
Lithuanian law and verdict of Court of Justice of the European Union about sports transmissions

Lithuanian law and verdict of Court of Justice of the European Union about sports transmissions

Posted on August 12, 2013 by admin
In July 2013 the Court of Justice of the European Union dismissed the appeals from verdicts of the Court sent by FIFA (The Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) related to transmissions of football matches of world championships and European championships. According to the directive 89/552/EEC describing the performance of television and transmission activity, EU states can introduce a prohibition of transmission based on exclusiveness for those events that have great importance for the society of a given state. This is why...
Tomaš Jenkelevič joins EFHR

Tomaš Jenkelevič joins EFHR

Posted on August 09, 2013 by admin
We are pleased to inform you that in July Tomaš Jenkelevič joined the team of the European Foundation of Human Rights. Tomaš comes from Vilnius and is presently a third-year student of Political Science at Warsaw University. As a student, Tomaš tries to acquire knowledge both at university and in practice. Tomaš has won several basketball tournaments in Warsaw and organised sporting events for students from Lithuania. According to him, the combination of his former experiences with the traineeship at the European Foundation of Human Rights is both a challenge and a possibility to...
International Human Rights Training is over

International Human Rights Training is over

Posted on August 06, 2013 by admin
The International Human Rights Training, organised by the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) and held in English, finished on August 6. The training was conducted by prominent law experts: dr Fernand de Varenness, dr Elżbieta Kuzborska, and dr Łukasz Wardyn. During the training, which took place on August 5 and 6, 2013, the participants had the chance to deepen their knowledge on the international human rights system. The programme of the training included lectures on key issues such as judicial decisions of the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the...