Lithuanian courts still ignore international law

Situations in which national law is not able to provide citizens with respect for their rights and freedom guaranteed by international law are rare, but still exist. How do Lithuanian courts act in such situations and who takes full responsibility for this? June 28th, 2013, a member of Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania, Tadeusz…

Report from the Central Europe Youth Forum in Tarnów

In every country young people are a very important and numerous social group. Following the statement: “nothing about us without us”, decision-makers should listen to the needs of society and respect its rights. Organized for the third time the Central Youth Forum in Tarnów brought together the youth from the Central Europe: Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine,…

Civic education project kicks off!

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is pleased to invite the teachers and the students of tenth to twelfth grade of Polish schools to take part in the innovative educational project called “European, Poles, Citizens”. The long-term aim of the project is to increase civic awareness and rights of national minorities among young Polish…

International Day of Peace

Since 1982 we have been celebrating the International Day of Peace. You must be wondering how all of this started. The International Day of Peace was established largely due to the United Kingdom and Costa Rica that sponsored the resolution 36/67 passed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981. In 1982 it was observed…

Trainings for teachers have come to an end

Between the 6th – 7th, and 13th – 14th September in the headquarter of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), there were the free trainings for the teachers of history and social studies from the Polish schools in Lithuania carried out. The trainings were organized by EFHR within implementing the innovative educational project “Europeans,…

Lectures on human rights in Polish schools

The traditional free trainings on human rights, organized by the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) in Polish schools in Lithuania, are over. Knowledge about society and human rights were deepened by the students of the 7 Polish schools both in Vilnius, and in the Vilnius district. The lecturers were given in the secondary school…

www.lrytas.lt editorial office amends article following EFHR claim

On the 30th of July 2013 webpage lrytas.lt (www.lrytas.lt) has posted an article titled “J. Panka brave against gay men, but not against Polish hooligans”, in which the potential behaviour of polish football club Lech Poznań supporters and the members of the Lithuanian Nationalist Youths Association before the second round of UEFA Europa League match…

Lithuania loves Poland

Internet action aiming to eliminate the lack of trust between the two nations. Poles admit to and reprove the hooligan act carried out by the supporters the Lech Poznan football club. This fact is confirmed by the action organised by the Polish newspaper ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’, during which signatures were taken for a letter of apology…

Encouraging physical violence still taking place in the cyberspace?

The campaign ran by the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) against insulting comments on the internet has so far been successful and led to yet another warrant. The regional court of Alytaus (Alytaus rajono apylinkės teismas) has given an order against V.L. for public encouragement of physical violence and aggression on racial background that…

False information on financing Lithuanian schools in Poland

European Foundation of Human Rights, paying attention to the appearing on the page ekspertai.eu information concerning financing Lithuanian schools in Poland, would like to point out that information provided is incorrect, as it makes an impression that only the Lithuanian side is responsible for educational institutions of the Lithuanian minority… Reverberant in the media of…

Free trainings for teachers of social studies!

We would like to invite teachers from the Polish schools to take part in implementation of the innovative educational project called “Europeans, Poles, Citizens”. The aim of the project is to implement the new curriculum of teaching social studies that would shape the attitude of citizenship among the youth in Lithuania. In 2012, with the…

EFHR trip campaign coming to an end

The European Foundation of Human Rights’ two-week campaign of trips has come to an end on last Saturday on the Vilnius City Hall square. Between the 21st and the 31st of August, EFHR’s officials represented the Foundation in towns and villages of the Vilnius region, on a daily basis. The inhabitants of Nemenčinė, Bezdonys, Trakai,…