Archive for December, 2016

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) released Hate Crime Statistics of 2015

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) released Hate Crime Statistics of 2015

Posted on December 29, 2016 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
On 16 November 2016, in Warsaw, Organization’s for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) issued Hate Crime Statistics on their website in order to honor the National Day for Tolerance. The 2015 Hate Crime Statistics include the statistical data of 41 official member states, three international corporations and 113 civil society organizations.‘‘One of the ongoing tendencies in 2015 Hate Crime Statistics is insufficient collection of the data. The main spheres of insufficient data gathering are the hate crimes against...
Courts continue to settle the issue of the spelling of the names – two won cases

Courts continue to settle the issue of the spelling of the names – two won cases

Posted on December 27, 2016 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
DELFI (T.Vinicko nuotr.) On November 22nd, The Vilnius City District Court adopted a decision concerning the complaint of a Lithuanian citizen. The court obliged the Registry Office in Vilnius to spell her daughter’s name using the letter “w” and to issue a new birth certificate. The court acknowledged that the family lives currently in Dubai. While registering the child’s birth,  the Registry Office spelled the name “Darbovli” and refused to use original spelling. In this case, the refusal to register the original name and to issue a new birth certificate with the name...
EFHR has chosen the winners of the art contest

EFHR has chosen the winners of the art contest

Posted on December 20, 2016 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
Dominyka Jakutovič, 8 grade On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, celebrated on the 10th of December, the European Foundation of Human Rights decided to organise a creative art competition for 5th to 12th grade students. The students were encouraged to create an artwork on one of the selected topics related to human rights. The topic chosen for students from 5th to 8th grade was: “We are all different, but we are all equal”. Older students (9th to 12th grade) prepared an artwork on the topic: “Stand up for someone’s rights”. Among 29 artworks sent to the...
EFHR attended the annual meeting of the organisations coordinating EVS in Lithuania

EFHR attended the annual meeting of the organisations coordinating EVS in Lithuania

Posted on December 06, 2016 by Krystyna Wojciukiewicz
Veiklus Jaunimas On the 1st and the 2nd of December 2016 the annual meeting of the organisations coordinating the implementation of projects of European Voluntary Service was held in Anykščiai, Lithuania. The main aim of the meeting was to give an overview of the achievements of the year 2015, to set new targets, to update the handbook for EVS promoters Hopscotch to Quality in EVS and to discuss new initiatives of the European Commission – the European Solidarity Corps and Strategic EVS Projects. The organisators paid close attention to the role of Lithuanian youth in EVS...