On the 22nd of November 2017, European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) lawyer Leszek Jankowski, EVS volunteer Carmen Cara Lorente, and trainee Cormac Flahive held a training session at the Faculty of Economics and Informatics of the University of Bialystok in Vilnius. The event proved to be very popular and many University Students attended.
After a short introduction about the EFHR, the possibility of taking up a traineeship at the Foundation, and the initiative “Minority SafePack”, Carmen Cara Lorente gave a presentation about instances of Hate Speech in Spain. She detailed the nature of Spanish law towards this, gave case examples, and took questions from the audience. Then, Leszek Jankowski gave a long presentation regarding Hate Speech in Lithuania and how the law works in the practical sense. Examples were also given of the achievements and work of the EFHR in this area.
Finally, questions were given by the audience, who engaged enthusiastically with the discussion of Hate Speech in both Lithuania and Spain.
The EFHR has organized a number of training sessions where experts discuss areas of law share their experiences and research with participants. Details about previous training sessions can be found here.
Everyone interested in free trainings carried out by EFHR at work place or in educational institution are welcome to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) (+370 691 50 822).
The EFHR thanks the Faculty of Economics and Informatics of the University of Bialystok in Vilnius for the highly enjoyable opportunity to speak to its students.