Archive for January, 2015

EFHR encourages law enforcement bodies to change their attitude towards cyber-crimes

EFHR encourages law enforcement bodies to change their attitude towards cyber-crimes

Posted on January 30, 2015 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
On January 29, EFHR was searching the internet and found a page, “People’s Republic of Vilnius – Виленская Народная Республика”, created on a social networking site, Facebook. Its description contained the phrase: “We demand to bring in Polish “green people” to Vilnius and carry out a referendum among the indigenous people there.” EFHR believes that such a website is against Article 10 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania which states that state territory is homogenous and indivisible into state entities....
EFHR warmly welcomes the declarations of Vilnius mayoral candidates

EFHR warmly welcomes the declarations of Vilnius mayoral candidates

Posted on January 16, 2015 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
The sixth meeting of the Polish Discussion Club (Polski Klub Dyskusyjny) took place at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University on January 15th. During the meeting there was a debate between Vilnius mayoral candidates. The upcoming elections are crucial as this will mark the first time that voters will directly choose the winning candidate. Artūras Zuokas, the incumbent mayor of the city, and social democratic candidate Gintautas Paluckas atttended the meeting. Mykolas Majauskas cancelled his participation at the last minute. Topics discussed by...
Third Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) in Lithuania

Third Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) in Lithuania

Posted on January 12, 2015 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
The Third Opinion of the Advisory Committee of the Council of Europe on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) in Lithuania was adopted on 28 November 2013 and published on the website of the Council of Europe on 10 October 2014. The document, which was not disclosed to the public for over a year, evaluates the progress made by Lithuania in implementing the FCNM, the treaty that Lithuania ratified without reservations on 23 March 2000, on the basis of the first and second State Reports submitted by Lithuania. In its Third Opinion, the...
EFHR is looking for new employees!

EFHR is looking for new employees!

Posted on January 05, 2015 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
The European Foundation of Human Rights is looking for new employees for the positions of: Administrator Project Coordinator The offer is addressed to people interested in human rights and the rights of national minorities. We are looking for an ambitious person who wants to learn and develop, and who has some computer skills. Legal and accountancy skills would be an additional asset. We offer: creative, interesting work in a pleasant and international environment; continuous development through participation in national and international training, conferences, internships, and...