A lecture on human rights for prisoners of the Prisons in Prawieniszki

On November 29 this year lawyer of the European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR) Leszek Jankowski and the intern of the Foundation Kamila Kocowska had the opportunity to conduct a lecture at the Prison in Prawieniszki on human rights. At the beginning the lawyer of the Foundation presented the activities of EFHR – free legal…

Minority youth to call for inclusive and diverse societies

The UN Forum on Minority Issues will take place in Geneva on 30 November and 1 December, with a special focus this year on the role of young people from minorities in promoting inclusive and diverse societies. More than 400 participants are expected at the Forum, which is now in its 10th year. Many young…

The European Court of Justice rules on discrimination on the ground of sex

On 18th October 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a judgement in the case Ypourgos Esoterikon, Ypourgos Ethnikis Pedias kai Thriskevmaton v. Maria-Eleni Kalliri. In this case, the ECJ evaluated the possibility of sex discrimination within the recruitment practices of the Greek Police forces. Ms. Kallinri was refused in the application process for…

The EFHR goes to Vilnius Cathedral Bell Tower

On the 27th of November 2017, EVS Volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente, Trainees Cormac Flahive, Kamila Kocowska, and Chiara Antonucci, and workers from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) took a trip to Vilnius Cathedral Bell Tower. Participants in this trip fully enjoyed their experience visiting this historic monument, containing the oldest clock in Vilnius.…

The ODIHR releases data on hate crimes for the year 2016

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) published on 16 November 2017 hate crime data for 2016 on their website.  The ODIHR operates via the submission of human rights related data by its 44 participating states. This Office collates this data and utilises it to provide support and expertise to its participating…

EFHR taking care about Human Rights- Your Rights!

Changes within national laws field and leaflets including information about society rights are updated by European Foundation of Human Right (EFHR). This time three leaflets have been updated by EFHR. There is available leaflet which provide you with information about the European Foundation of Human Rights – a short review of the organisation established („About…

EFHR representative taking part in training entitled „Learning in EVS”

International training for representatives of organizations dealing with coordination „European Voluntary Service” (EVS) took place between 13-17 of November 2017 in Trakai. European Foundation of Human Right was represented by Agneška Malinauskaitė. During the training, participants received practical advice, also they were able to learn  how to care about volunteers’s talents and how being a…

EFHR celebrating the International Day of Tolerance

On the 16th of November 2017, European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) trainees Cormac Flahive, Kamila Kocowska, Chiara Antonucci, and EVS volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente had the opportunity to participate in the event “Tolerantiška Arbata/ Tolerant Tea”, which was organized by Social Educational Initiatives Centre PLUS. During this event, EFHR trainees and the EVS volunteer…

EFHR celebrates the International Day of Tolerance

On November 16, 2017, trainees of the European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR) Cormac Flahive, Kamila Kocowska, Chiara Antonucci and volunteer EVS Carmen Cara Lorente took part in the ceremony called “Tolerantiška Arbata / Tolerant Tea” organized by the Social Educational Initiatives Center PLUS. During this event, EFHR practitioners and an EVS volunteer handed out…

EFHR’s last training this year about “Human rights in practice”

Our training course “Human rights in practice” took place on the 11th of November 2017. It is the second meeting of the training course about International Law and it was hosted at the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius. The training was held in both English and Lithuanian. The training began with a presentation about…