Interviews with the Vilnius region veterans

Since the beginning of June this year, the European Foundation of Human Rights met with many people in order to document their interesting and often complicated life stories. We spoke  to veterans of the polish Home Army, former partisan soldiers, resettled persons and those who committed themselves for the Vilnius regions and who contributed to…

Invitation from the European Foundation for Human Rights for you!

Within the framework of a campaign of trips to cities and towns in the Vilnius Region, which is organised by the European Foundation for Human Rights and will take place between 21 and 31 August 2013, EFHR’s employees will represent the Foundation in the following cities: 21st August: Nemenčinė, 12 pm- 4 pm 22nd August:…

Lithuanian law and verdict of Court of Justice of the European Union about sports transmissions

In July 2013 the Court of Justice of the European Union dismissed the appeals from verdicts of the Court sent by FIFA (The Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) related to transmissions of football matches of world championships and European championships. According to the directive 89/552/EEC describing the performance…

Tomaš Jenkelevič joins EFHR

We are pleased to inform you that in July Tomaš Jenkelevič joined the team of the European Foundation of Human Rights. Tomaš comes from Vilnius and is presently a third-year student of Political Science at Warsaw University. As a student, Tomaš tries to acquire knowledge both at university and in practice. Tomaš has won several…

Referendum on farmland contrary to EU law

The European Foundation of Human Rights answers to the referendum planned to take place in October, concerning free movement of capital in the Republic of Lithuania and the consequences of the postulates launched in connection with the referendum and constitutional changes. The running of the referendum and, consequently, the introduction of an amendment to article…

“Nationality in passport”

The European Foundation of Human Rights is curiously watching another debate about restoring the possibility of declaring one’s nationality in the Lithuanian passport. It is worth mentioning that the right to declare one’s nationality in the passport was guaranteed in article 2 of the Passport Issuance Regulations Act for the Citizens of the Republic of…

The 25th Jubilee Touristic Gathering of Poles in Lithuania is over

Between 19 and 21 July in Bieliškes (the Vilnius Region) near the Asveja lake there was the 25thJubilee Touristic Gathering of Poles in Lithuania. Participants and guests of the Jubilee Touristic Gathering of Poles in Lithuania had the chance to become acquainted with the activity of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR). At the…

Waneta Banel v. Lithuania

On June 18th 2013 the European Court of Human Rights revealed its decision, according to which petitioner Waneta Banel won the case against Lithuania. The case was about circumstances of the death of Edgar — son of Ms W. Banel — the cause of which was negligence of the self-government of the city of Vilnius…

President Dalia Grybauskaitė and the Polish issue

The European Foundation of Human Rights watches the recent political activities of Dalia Grybauskaitė, the President of the Republic of Lithuania, in disbelief and with a sense of genuine disappointment. In her speeches and addresses delivered in front of the Sejmas, the President brings up the so-called Polish issues, which have now become synonymous with…

European Foundation of Human Rights on a project in Cyprus

“Magnifying glass: debate on minorities’ problems!” – this is the topic of the latest project in which the European Foundation of Human Rights has participated in Larnaca, on Cyprus. The project was organised by the TDM 2000 organisation, which celebrated its 14th anniversary of foundation this year. The project was mainly based on working in…

Absurd argumentation of State Inspectorate of Language does not surprise anymore

“The present Lithuanian system of spelling foreign names and surnames according to how they sound is anachronistic and idiotic,” claims Egidijus Kūris – a lawyer, a prominent constitutional law expert, and the former president of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania (2002-2008). Still, however, the State Inspectorate of Language (Valstybinė kalbos inspekcija) arbitrarily…

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania misleads whole nation

The head of the Lithuanian Government has no idea about the current situation associated with the unified final high school exam from the Lithuanian language. During his visit in the Political Saloon in the “Znad Wilii” (“Upon Neris”) Radio the Prime Minister said: “I don’t think that it is possible to go back to the…

EFHR on the International Festival of Contemporary Dance

On July 6th in Šalčininkai there was the first International Festival of Contemporary Dance. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organised a trip to the park in Šalčininkai, in order to celebrate the event and make the citizens of Šalčininkai acquainted with the Foundation’s work. The tent attracted many people, among whom there were…

A restriction on freedom  for one year for the comment in the Internet

The fact that an offender cannot avoid the punishment is one of the basic rules of the criminal law. It is said that sooner or later the citizen will be punished for a committed offence. The European Foundation of Human Rights patiently adhere to this principle. While alarming the appropriate institutions about the infringement of…

The tenth anniversary European Summer School has gone

 During two weeks (June 25 – July 5) in Vilnius took place a summer school entitled “Harmonization or national identity: the future of law in Europe”. It is an unique international project of Faculty of Law at Vilnius University, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and Paris West University Nanterre La Défense (France). Professors of…

Adjudgement concerning matura exam does not exclude the existence of different matura exams.

June of the current year began with a decision of Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court, which adjudged that concessions for students from ethnic minorities’ schools during a matura exam in Lithuanian language mandated by Lithuanian Minister of Education are illegal according to constitutional rule of equality (1st part of 29th article of the Constitution of the…

EFHR on the XVII international conference „Science and the quality of life”

On July 1st, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR or Foundation) took part in the XVII international conference entitled „Science and the quality of life” organized by the utility institution “UNIVERSYTET STUDIORUM POLONA VILNENSIS” headed by the professor Romuald Brazis. The conference was divided into several sections, and its main goal was to introduce…

The European Foundation of Human Rights is happy to rpesent a new member

Mark Siavris is a student of law at the Warsaw University. Living in Poland, he works actively for the Polish minotiry in Lithuania under the aegis of the Memoriae Fidelis association. In his opinion, „working in the Foundation is a great professional experience but also life experience. Since now, I am really close to important…