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…

Whose rights have primacy?

On March 11th 2013 in Vilnius, on Gedimino prospektas, there was an action during which everyone could participate in a free game. Although the weather was not perfect, people were participating willingly. The event was interrupted by an unsanctioned march. As we can see on the video recording, placed on www.delfi.pl website (http://tv.delfi.lt/video/UcLwTjRu/), the march…

„47 countries and one organisation… The Council of Europe” brochure is being distributed!

On request of the Council of Europe, the European Foundation for Human Rights has prepared a Polish and a Lithuanian version of the Council of Europe’s another educational brochure entitled „47 countries and one organisation… The Council of Europe”. (Here you can read about the previous one: http://en.efhr.eu/council-of-europe-education-pack/). The brochure has been prepared for young…

Thorbjorn Jagland’s visit in Lithuania

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe came to Lithuania. Apart from discussing with President Dalia Grybauskaitė some matters related to Lithuania’s presidency that comes soon he also criticised a few aspects associated with human rights. He emphasized that Lithuania is a sovereign state and it meets almost all European standards. However, he stressed…

A new member in EFHR

European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is happy to introduce its new team member. Viktoria Kvilitaja has started a half a year lasting Leonardo da Vinci programme, funded by the European Union, which aims at supporting greater working mobility of students within Europe and at encouraging young people to gain new knowledge and skills and,…

European Foundation of Human Rights is looking for a translator!

The European Foundation of Human Rights in a public organization headquartered in Vilnius,  and functioning on a non-profit basis. The main aim of our undertakings in promoting civic activities and striving for respecting the rights of socially marginalized groups either because of their ethnic origin, social status, religion, or gender. The European Foundation of Human…

EFHR lecture in the University of the third age in Vilnius

May 26 this year in the House of Polish Culture (DKP) European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR) was pleased to provide a great group of Polish lecture at the University of the Third Age in Vilnius under the leadership of Asst. Dr. Richard Kuzma. We were greeted by about 50 person group of students who…

EFHR on the UNITED training

European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) took part in the international conference UNITED for the second time. The conference was held in Lithuanian city of Trakai this time. The objective of the meeting was to discuss diversity – multiple and intersectional discrimination. Definition and problem of discrimination, racism and equality has been on agenda for a…

Freedom House changes its report about Lithuania on EFHR’s application

Thanks to efforts of the European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR) one of the world’s biggest organisations for democracy, Freedom House, has changed its report from the current year. In the report on Lithuania, which is available at http://www.freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2013/lithuania the fragment “The rights of ethnic minorities, who comprise about 16 percent of the population, are…

Lithuanian language under better constitutional protection

Currently in Lithuania protection of the national language – its usage, correctness and the way in which it should be taken care of – is regulated by the act on the official language of the Republic of Lithuania. However, the spokesman of the Lithuanian Seimas, Vydas Gedvilas, together with members of the Seimas Committee of…

EFHR supports double citizenship in Lithuania and prohibition of denaturalisation

On April 16th a proposal came to the Lithuanian Seimas to organise a referendum about the issue of double citizenship along with the presidential election in 2014. The inquiry in the referendum would look as follows: “I agree for the second part of Article 12 of the Constitution of Lithuania to sound as follows: ‘…

The UNITED conference in Lithuania

On 26th – 31th May 2013 in Lithuania the UNITED conference entitled “Rethinking Diversity – Challenges for Equality in Europe and new responses” is going to take place. The aim of the conference is to analyze in detail the term “identity”. More than 80 participants from various countries are going to discuss the questions such…

Europe Day has passed

The Europe Day is an annual celebration observed on 9 of May. To celebrate it the European Foundation of Human Rights organized again a trip to the Vilnius Center (Lukiŝkių Square). The Foundation tent was an attraction for many passers-by, tourists, and even hurrying to their offices the Vilnius residents. EFHR, as always, made available…

Europe Day Celebration

Every year on the 9th of May we celebrate Europe Day. And this year was no exception. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized a trip to Vilnius city centre (Łuskiski plac), in order to celebrate this day. We set up a stall, which attracted the attention of many passersby, including tourists and Vilnius…