Statement of the European Foundation of Human Rights

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) critically appraises the bill registered in the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania on July 24th 2018. The bill amending Art. 30 of the Education Act No. XIIIP-2413 by representatives of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats: Laurynas Kasčiūnas, Agnė Bilotaitė, and Audronius Ažubalis. The amendment that…

A Lithuanian living in Alaska won the surname with “w”

On July 25th 2018 The Vilnius District Court passed yet another verdict on the original spelling case of names and surnames. This time, for a Lithuanian who married a citizen of the United States of America and took a surname with a “w”. A citizen of Lithuania, who lives in Alaska, reached out to the…

EFHR training in Niemenczyn

On July 24 this year there was a free training at the Multifunctional Culture Center in Niemenczyn (12 Švenčionių street, Nemenčinė, Vilnius region), conducted by the European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR). The topics of the training were: hate speech, the spelling of names and surnames, and denial of discrimination. The training was conducted by…

EFHR representative took part in an alternative FIFA World Cup

During the FIFA World Cup, a football club of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vilnius organised an alternative version of the football World Cup – FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 VILNIUS, which took place at the stadium of Salomeja Nėris Secondary School. In the football tournament FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 VILNIUS took part 32 football teams, representing…

Hate speech: there are fewer comments, but the view does not change

On 4 July 2018 the District Court of the City of Vilnius accepted a judgement, in which D. K. was acquitted of humiliating Russians publicly. Since 2016 D. K. has published over 10 comments on the website www.lrytas.lt, in which he was insulting and humiliating Russians, calling them fascists and failures. He only wanted to…

New intern at the EFHR

Paulina Kasprzak, a new intern at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), is a third-year student of European Diplomacy at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Wrocław. She already used her gained knowledge and skills by participating in the „Akcja Dyplomacja“ programme, which was organized by the Foreign Affairs Club at…

The EFHR welcomes a new intern – Olga Chizhevskaya

Olga Chizhevskaya is a third-year student of European Diplomacy at the University of Wroclaw. Her biggest interest are the technical processes that are taking place within the European Union. She is also interested in observing human rights and helping people in unfair situations. Olga believes that the issue of observing basic human rights and freedoms…

Milena Kloczkowska – a new intern at EFHR

Milena Kloczkowska graduated from the fourth year of law at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. She started her professional experience from the first year of her studies, including an internship at the “Lempart Feliński” law firm in Krakow, and then at the law firm “Legal: radcy prawni Kosoń Kupiec Mazurek” in Krakow.…