EFHR training at Kyviškės Primary School

On Monday, February 27th 2017, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) was honored by invitation for the second time at the Kyviškės Primary School. Attorney’s assistant Ewelina Baliko, lawyer Leszek Jankowski and Agnieszka Malinauskaitė conducted training about the activities of the EFHR – opportunities for traineeship and volunteering, the phenomenon of hate speech, discrimination…

Kaunas Regional Administrative Court said “yes” for “w”

On 23 February 2017 the Kaunas Regional Administrative Court referred to the case of the refusal to issue children with Lithuanian passports with the letter “w” in the Migration Office. The court ruled that Lithunian passports with the surname “Wade” must be issued to juveniles. The court acknowledged that petitioner’s family faces many problems. Documents…

Another lecture by EFHR in Vilnius International School

On Tuesday, February 21st in the Vilnius International School Ewelina Baliko and Agnieszka Malinauskaitė – the representatives of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) delivered a lecture devoted to human rights and hate speech (Human rights in daily life). At the beginning Agnieszka Malinauskaitė presented briefly the Foundation’s activities – free lawyer’s assistance to…

One more achievement in case of writing original surname

European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is happy for the new achievement. On 2017 January 16 Vilnius Country Court obliged Vilnius City Register Office to change the surname of the petitioner by giving a new marriage certificate with the letter w in it. As the application states, Vilnius City Register Office’s refusal to change the…

New achievement in the case of proper names spelling

On 3 February, 2017 the district court of Kaišiadoriai obligated the Civil Registry office (municipality’s administration) of the area of Kaišiadoriai to issue a new marriage certificate which includes the letter ‘w’. During the analysis of the case, the court considered the clarifying of the Court of Justice of the European Union and factual circumstances…