CASE OF GRAUŽINIS v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 37975/97

Facts: Arminas Graužinis applied to the European Commission of Human Rights under former Article 25 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Mr Graužinis alleged violations of Article 5 § 3 and 4 of the Convention in that he was repeatedly not brought before a judge and he could not contest the lawfulness…

CASE OF GRAUSLYS V. LITHUANIA – Application no. 36743/97

Facts: On 2 April 1997 Mr Algis Grauslys applied to the European Commission of Human Rights against the Republic of Lithuania under former Article 25 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Mr Grauslys was a commercial director in a private company. He was suspected of fraud. On 4 October 1995 a criminal case…

CASE OF GIRDAUSKAS V. LITHUANIA – Application no. 70661/01

Facts: Mr Girdauskas complained under Article 6 § 1 (right to a trial within a reasonable time) of the length of the criminal proceedings. Mr Girdauskas was suspected of committing various financial irregularities. Criminal proceedings were initiated in light of these suspected irregularities on 15 May 1995. On 7 February 1997 the Kaunas City District…

CASE OF ŠLEŽEVIČIUS V. LITHUANIA – Application no. 55479/00

Facts: Mr Adolfas Šleževičius applied to the European Court of Human Rights against the Republic of Lithuania under Article 6 § 1 of the Convention (trial within a reasonable time). In January 1996 two members of the Seimas (Parliament) wrote letters to the Prosecutor General, requesting the initiation of criminal proceedings against Mr Šleževičius in connection with…

CASE OF ALEKSA V. LITHUANIA – Application no. 27576/05

Facts: Mr Aleksa applied to the European Court of Human Rights against the Republic of Lithuania under Article 6 § 1 of the Convention and Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention. On 17 November 1992 the Kaunas City Board restored Mr Aleksa’s property rights to part of a building in Kaunas. In a decision given of…

CASE OF MEILUS V. LITHUANIA – Application no. 53161/99

Facts: Mr Reimundas Meilus applied to the European Court of Human Rights against the Republic of Lithuania under Article 6 § 1 of the Convention (trial within a reasonable time). In November 1994 Mr Meilus became a suspect in a criminal (fraud) case. On 14 August 1996 Mr Meilus was charged on five counts, including cheating and…

CASE OF POCIUS V. LITHUANIA – Application no. 35601/04

Facts: Mr Pocius applied to the European Court of Human Rights alleging that the Lithuanian courts made a judgment in his case on the basis of classified evidence presented by the police and never disclosed it to him. Kaunas City Police informed Mr Pocius that his permits to keep and carry a firearm for defense…

CASE OF ESERTAS v. LITHUANIA – Application no._50208/06 (2012)

In the Chamber’s judgment in the case of ESERTAS v. LITHUANIA (2012) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: a violation of Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair hearing) of the Convention; Principal facts The applicant, Tomas Esertas, is a Lithuanian national who lives in Kaunas. In May…

CASE OF VENSKUTĖ v. LITHUANIA – Application no._10645/08(2012)

Facts: The applicant, Marytė Venskutė, is a Lithuanian national. The case concerns her complaint that the State Border Guard Service investigators arrived at the restaurant where she was working on 25 May 2005, at about 10.30 a.m., to question her in an insurance fraud case and that she was then taken to their headquarters for…

EVS “On Arrival” Training Session

From November 18 – 21 an EVS on-arrival training session took place at the Daugirdiškės conference centre, (Elektrėnai district). Leah Nedahl and Aneta Maciejewska, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) volunteers who are taking part in the project “Promote diversity, promote human rights”, attended the event, along with other EVS Lithuania participants. On the first day…