A trip to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

On Monday the 23rd of October, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) arranged another trip to an interesting place in Vilnius. For this month’s trip, EVS volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente and trainees Cormac Flahive and Chiara Antonucci and the workers from the Foundation took a 1 hour guided tour around the Seimas of the…

The Court accepted ruling in the case of the right to spell both names and surnames

On the 17 October Vilnius City Administrative Court accepted ruling in „Felix” case holds that client’s son, Felix Rimkus, may receive, ID card and passport that contains his name written in Lithuanian language and in original form on the documents main page, from  Migration Office of Vilnius Region Chief Police Commissariat that is legally obliged…

Cormac Flahive: Trainee from the UK

Cormac Flahive is a new trainee at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) from the United Kingdom. He has previously studied a Master’s in Politics at Swansea University and has an active interest in the field of human rights as it relates to political development, particularly in the area of the political rights of…

The European Court of Justice rules on delayed flights

On 7th September 2017 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a judgement on the case of Birgit Bossen and Others v Brussels Airlines SA/NV. In this case, the ECJ discusses the concept of ‘distance’ that has to be interpreted when the route has connecting flights. The applicants of the case booked a trip from Rome…

ECJ decided that actions by armed conflicts can constitute terrorists acts

On 14th of March 2017 the European Court of Justice(ECJ) issued a preliminary ruling in the case C-158/14, A and Others v Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken. The Court decided that actions by armed forces during periods of armed conflicts, within the meaning of international humanitarian law, may constitute ‘terrorist acts’. According to the Netherlands authorities “A…

Interview with EVS volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente

Carmen is an EVS volunteer, participating in “Notice it! Human rights in our daily lives”. She has been working with us for nearly 3 months and will stay for 7 more. We asked her about her experience in participating in the EVS program. How did you learn about EVS and European Foundation of Human Rights?…

The training for teachers on „ Language as a factor that shapes identity”

The training for teachers entitled “Language as a factor that shapes identity” was held on the 30 September of The House of Polish Culture in Vilnius. The training began with Agnieszka Malinauskaitė performance. She spoke of European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) activities. Next, Kamila Kocowska a trainee, presented rules of participation in both social…

The EFHR team goes to Vilnius University

Like every month, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) arranged a trip to an interesting spot in Vilnius. This time, the EVS volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente, the trainee Kamila Kocowska and the workers of the Foundation went to a 1 hour guided tour at Vilnius University. As part of the tour, they could visit…

The training about international standards and their implementation took place

On the 28th of September 2017 the first meeting of the training course about “The right to privacy and new technologies – international standards and their implementation” took place at The House of Polish Culture in Vilnius.  The training was held in both English and Lithuanian. The training began with a presentation about European Foundation…