EVS vacancy in Poland! Volunteering for YOUTH

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) project is supposed to seek  for development and promotion of local and European volunteering in the city of Kielce and its region through participation in a local project for youth development and  initiatives “Bus Stop for Youth”. The project is  looking for volunteers from Germany, Estonia and Lithuania. Dates of…

CASE OF ALBRECHTAS v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 1886/06 (2016)

Facts: The case originated in an application against the Republic of Lithuania lodged with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms by a Lithuanian national, Mr Alvydas Albrechtas, on 19 December 2005. The applicant alleged a breach of Article 5 of the Convention, arguing that,…

CASE OF ŽILINSKIENĖ v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 57675/09 (2015)

Facts: The case originated with an application against the Republic of Lithuania lodged with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms by a Lithuanian national, Ms Kostancija Žilinskienė (herein referred to as ‘the applicant’), on 19 October 2009. The case involves a dispute about the…

CASE OF ARBAČIAUSKIENĖ v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 2971/08 (2016)

Facts: The case originated in an application against the Republic of Lithuania lodged with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”) by a Lithuanian national, Ms Marija Arbačiauskienė (“the applicant”), on 9 January 2008. Issue: The applicant alleged that the domestic authorities had…

CASE OF YUSIV v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 55894/13 (2016)

Facts On the evening of 22 October 2011, the applicant, 16 years-old Ukrainian citizen, was arrested in Kaunas after an attempted runaway. He was suspected of committing a robbery earlier that evening. During the time in custody, the applicant got serious bruises in his body and afterward he had problems walking. The applicant claims that…

CASE OF BIRŽIETIS v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 49304/09 (2016)

Chamber Judgement 14 June 2016 Violation of Article 8 The Facts On November 2006 the applicant began serving a prison sentence at the Marijampolė Correctional Facility. In prison, he wanted to grow a beard for health reasons. He had been diagnosed with tongue cancer and he had undergone radiation treatment. Therefore, shaving irritated his skin.…

CASE OF KRAULAIDIS v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 76805/11 (2016)

Chamber JUDGMENT 8 November 2016 Violation of Article 3 of the Convention. The applicant invoked Article 6 § 1 and Article 13 of the Convention, but Court considers that the complaint falls under the procedural limb of Article 3 of the Convention. The facts The applicant, driving a motorcycle, collided with a car driven by…

CASE OF MISIUKONIS and OTHERS v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 49426/09 (2016)

Chamber Judgement 15 November 2016 -Violation of Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 The applicants, Jurgis Misiukonis, Birutė Misiukonienė, and Jurgita Visockienė, are Lithuanian nationals. Mr Misiukonis and Ms Misiukonienė are married. Ms Visockienė is their daughter, and lives in France. The case concerned payments made for certain property rights. On 26 January 2001, with…

CASE OF URBŠIENĖ and URBŠYS v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 16580/09 (2016)

Chamber Judgement 8 November 2016 Violation of Article 6 § 1 – on account of the refusal of legal aid The applicants, Rimanta Irena Urbšienė and Dalius Urbšys, are Lithuanian nationals who were born in 1963 and 1964 respectively and live in Kaunas (Lithuania). They are a married couple. The case concerned the fairness of…

CASE OF GEDRIMAS V. LITHUANIA – Application no. 21048/12 (2016)

Chamber Judgement 12 July 2016 Violation of Article 3 (inhuman treatment) (procedural limb) The applicant, Aleksandras Gedrimas, is a Lithuanian national who was born in 1950 and lives in Jonava (Lithuania). The case concerned his complaint of having been ill-treated by the police. Mr Gedrimas, who worked as a guard in a garage complex, was…

CASE OF BAKANOVA v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 11167/12 (2016)

Facts: Chamber judgement 31.5.2016 Violation of Article 2 (effective investigation) The applicant, Liudmila Bakanova, is a Lithuanian national who was born in 1951 and lives in Klaipėda (Lithuania). The case concerned her complaint about the investigation into her husband’s death (V.B) on board the ship where he had been working as mechanic. On the morning…

Lithuanian’s year in the European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court”) in Strasbourg is one of the core bodies of the Council of Europe framework. The Court functions as a last option defender of human rights recognised in the European Convention of Human Rights. Every individual can address his/her case to the Court if he/she thinks that his/her…

Increase of the criminal liability for discrimination in the workplace

Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson announces that the Code of Administrative Offences entering into force starting from January 1st this year replaces the Administrative Delinquency Code. In the new code the amount of the penalties for violations of the principle of equal rights for women and men and equality of opportunity has been increased.…

EFHR fights with discrimination in electronic space

For several years the European Fundation of Human Rights (EFHR), together with the Office of the Equal Opportunities, has struggled with discriminatory job offers that appear on the Internet and in the press. Art. 11 of the Law on Equal Treatment stipulates that job advertisements as well as state service and learning offers cannot include…