EFHR about the equality and the protection of private life in the workplace

EFHR about the equality and the protection of private life in the workplace

Posted on November 18, 2016
On November 15th, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organised a training course at the head office of the company “PakMarkas“. „PakMarkas” is one of the strongest and leading-edge companies in Lithuania offering packing and marking solutions. It is not the first time EFHR organises a business-related training course – in spring of this year, the Foundation also conducted a similar training for members of the Responsible Business Association of Lithuania (LAVA, Lietuvos atsakingo verslo asociacija), associating 24 entities. At the invitation of the company, EFHR...
International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism

International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism

Posted on November 10, 2016
On Wednesday 09th of November, an historical day in two ways, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) held a small conference about the prevention of fascism, hatred and discrimination. The event was held due to the International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism and it took place at the Contemporary Art Center (CAC) in Vilnius. The Event, organized by Maximilian Gallo, an intern of the EFHR, was opened by his presentation concerning with the reconnection of Human Rights and Human Thinking and its connection to issues of repressive discrimination. The presentation created the...
EFHR hosted a conference on minority rights

EFHR hosted a conference on minority rights

Posted on October 31, 2016
On Friday 28th of October, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) gathered participants to its annual conference on national minorities. The title of the conference was “The Rights and Expectations of National Minorities in the Context of Lithuanian and International Law”. The event took place in Vilnius municipality building at Konstitucijos ave. 3 We were glad to acknowledge that more people participated in this year’s conference than previous year, when the conference was held for the first time. This year, the conference room was full to the last seat. The conference not...
EFHR invites to the Conference on the Overview of National Minorities Rights in Lithuania

EFHR invites to the Conference on the Overview of National Minorities Rights in Lithuania

Posted on October 19, 2016
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) invites to the International Conference entitled “The Rights and Expectations of National Minorities in the Context of  Lithuanian and International Law” to be held on 28 October, 2016 to discuss situation of national minority rights. The Conference will provide an opportunity to present the current social and demographic situation of national minorities in the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuania) and the level of minority rights protection in terms of international obligations. During the Conference participants will discuss and assess draft...
The EFHR continued campaigning against hate speech at the Vilnius International School

The EFHR continued campaigning against hate speech at the Vilnius International School

Posted on October 17, 2016
Friday 14th of October was another great day in campaigning against hate speech. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) representatives Ewelina Baliko and Maximilian Gallo were entitled to give a lecture on hate speech crimes at the Vilnius International School. The lecture tackled many important questions such as: what is hate speech, how to identify it and what kind of legal procedure and sanctions might the perpetrators face. Also, discrimination in job advertising was shortly discussed. The lecture was everything but a monologue. The event was highly interactive as the pupils were...
Series of EFHR trainings in the field of introducing international law have finished

Series of EFHR trainings in the field of introducing international law have finished

Posted on October 03, 2016
On September 29 at Kazimieras Simonavičius University (Kazimiero Simonavičiaus Universitetas) European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) carried out a second part of training course in the field of introducing international law. Information concerning the first part of a training, related to applying international law and European Union law in the issues concerning discrimination in Lithuania, are available, among others, here. Training entitled “Freedom of speech: realization and limitations” was conducted by an attorney Evelina Davidavičiūtė. Within the training course were...
EFHR invites you to attend free of charge training course on„ Freedom of speech: realization and limitations”

EFHR invites you to attend free of charge training course on„ Freedom of speech: realization and limitations”

Posted on September 19, 2016
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) which for 5 years has been providing free legal assistance in cases related to infringement of human rights, on 29th of September invites for free training entitled “Freedom of speech: realization and limitations”. It will be the second part of training- the first, held in June was dedicated to application of the international law and the European Union law about the discrimination in Lithuania, more info you can find here and here. The training course will be conducted by attorney Evelina Davidavičiūtė who has been working in her...
EFHR’s ‘Application of international and European Union law in cases of discrimination in Lithuania’ training session has taken place

EFHR’s ‘Application of international and European Union law in cases of discrimination in Lithuania’ training session has taken place

Posted on June 30, 2016
For the past five years, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) has been offering free of charge legal advice concerning human rights violations. We have also been organizing training sessions in the same field. On the 29th of June 2016, EFHR organized a free course entitled ‘Application of international and European Union law in cases of discrimination in Lithuania’. Held in the auditorium of the College of Social Studies, the training session on the implementation of international law was conducted by Ewelina Baliko, an EFHR legal assistant who also conducts workshops on...
EFHR training course on “International and EU law implementation in cases of discrimination in Lithuania”

EFHR training course on “International and EU law implementation in cases of discrimination in Lithuania”

Posted on June 23, 2016
EFHR invites you to attend our training course on “International and EU law implementation in cases of discrimination in Lithuania” The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), providing free legal assistance in cases related to discrimination of human rights, would like to invite you to attend a training session introducing “International and EU law implementation in discrimination cases in Lithuania”. The session, which is completely free, will be held on Wednesday 29th of June 2016. The training day will be led by legal assistant Evelina Baliko, who holds discrimination...
The problem of spelling of first names and surnames was talked over during the conference organised by EFHR

The problem of spelling of first names and surnames was talked over during the conference organised by EFHR

Posted on May 16, 2016
www.pasauliolietuvis.lt On the 13th of May 2016, European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organised a conference entitled “The Spelling of Names and Surnames – Challenges and Decisions” concerning the issue of original spelling of names. Ewelina Baliko, attorney’s assistant, who represents families fighting in courts for the right to the original spelling of names and surnames, presented the problems of families struggling with the variant spelling of surnames. The majority of clients are Lithuanian women who married a foreigner. In accordance with the laws that are currently in...
'The Spelling of Names and Surnames – Challenges and Decisions' Conference

‘The Spelling of Names and Surnames – Challenges and Decisions’ Conference

Posted on May 06, 2016
On the 13th of May in the Council Chamber of the City of Vilnius’ local government, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is organizing a conference titled “The Spelling of Names and Surnames – Challenges and Decisions.” The aim of the conference is to provide an overview of Lithuanian law in regard to the spelling of names and surnames, as well as the latest court practice (with a focus on the “Pauwels” and “Wardyn” cases). Possible solutions will also form part of the discussion. During previous parliamentary sessions, Members of Parliament have failed to reach...
Understanding Human Rights - Workshop in Adam Mickiewicz Gymnasium

Understanding Human Rights – Workshop in Adam Mickiewicz Gymnasium

Posted on April 20, 2016
On Monday (18th April 2016) European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) EVS volunteers Aneta Maciejewska and Leah Nedahl gave a workshop at Vilnius’ Adam Mickiewicz Gymnasium. This is the first in a series of workshops being organized to familiarize young people with human rights and the topic of hate speech. The participants of the workshop were 10th grade students aged between 15 and 16 years of age. After a brief introduction about the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) and the European Voluntary Service (EVS) our volunteers encouraged the pupils to share what they know about...
Human rights in business — the challenges and good practice

Human rights in business — the challenges and good practice

Posted on April 01, 2016
On 31 March 2016 The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) shared the knowledge and practical examples from the field of human rights in business with the members of Lithuanian Responsible Business Association (LAVA, Lietuvos atsakingo verslo asociacija). The training was carried out by the assistant attorney Evelina Baliko, a representative of EFHR. Speech titled ”Protection of human rights in the business: what is important and why? How business contributes to the protection of human rights. Problems in Lithuania and the greatest challenges” familiarized participants with legal...
Second part of EFHR training session "Implementation of International Law“

Second part of EFHR training session “Implementation of International Law“

Posted on December 02, 2015
On November 26th 2015, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized the second part of a free training session concerning human rights and legal proceedings in the field of international law. The training session lasted 6 hours and took place at the EFHR headquarters. The session was conducted by world-renowned international law expert Dr. Fernard de Varennes who obtained his Law degree at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Dr. de Varennes is also the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Moncton in Canada. The training session was organized for those...
EFHR invites you to attend our “International Law Litigation and Human Rights” Training Course

EFHR invites you to attend our “International Law Litigation and Human Rights” Training Course

Posted on November 14, 2015
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to invite you to attend a training session introducing international law litigation and human rights. The session, which is completely free, will be held on 26 November 2015. The training day will be led by international law expert Fernand de Varennes PhD, who obtained a BA Law Degree in Canada and his MA title from the London School of Economics and Political Science.                                                                      In 1996 he gained a PhD from...
The long-awaited EFHR conference has finally taken place!

The long-awaited EFHR conference has finally taken place!

Posted on October 26, 2015
On 23rd of October 2015 the conference “Protection of National Minorities Rights: Five Years Trends”, organized by the European Foundation of Human Rights, took place at Vilnius Municipality. The conference was held in English and Lithuanian with simultaneous translations available for both languages. Its aim was to review minority rights protection in Lithuania, the results achieved by the EFHR in the last five years, to present the 2014/2015 report prepared by EFHR and to discuss the opinions on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by...
EFHR – a part of the active UNITED network

EFHR – a part of the active UNITED network

Posted on October 24, 2015
On 14th – 19th October 2015 in Budapest, a representative from the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) took part in the international conference UNITED “#YOUACT: YOUth ACTivism shaping our Intercultural Europe”. Regarding the current situation in Europe, where nationalist parties are polling highly, and racist rhetoric and intolerance (often disguised as economy-related arguments) are on the rise, UNITED decided to ask over 100 representatives of different NGOs from all over the world to come together and to take a closer look to understand the root causes of racism, and how it...
EFHR Training Session: “Implementation of International Law”

EFHR Training Session: “Implementation of International Law”

Posted on October 21, 2015
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) held a free training session on the “Implementation of International Law” today which was attended by 70 people. The training was led by Professor Ireneusz Cezary Kamiński, lawyer, sociologist, university lecturer at Jagiellonian University and from July 2014 an ad hoc judge for the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECtHR). Professor Kamiński is also the author of seven books and almost 200 scientific publications as well as being an expert for the Council of Europe on freedom of speech and the media. The training was held for...
EFHR ‘PROTECTION OF NATIONAL MINORITIES RIGHTS: FIVE YEAR TRENDS’ Conference

EFHR ‘PROTECTION OF NATIONAL MINORITIES RIGHTS: FIVE YEAR TRENDS’ Conference

Posted on October 19, 2015
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) will hold its “Protection of National Minorities Rights: Five Year Trends” conference on October 23 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The aim of this conference is to provide an overview of certain issues such as the protection of minority groups in Lithuania as well as to summarize the work of our NGO over the last five years. We will also present our 2014/2015 report and share and discuss opinions on the implementation of the Framework Convention of the Protection of National Minorities by the Council of Europe. Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius...
EFHR invites you to attend our “Implementation of international law” training course

EFHR invites you to attend our “Implementation of international law” training course

Posted on October 06, 2015
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to invite you to a training session introducing international law. The training sessions will be held on 21 October and 25 November of this year. This won’t be the first training course organized by EFHR and hosted by highly-respected specialists in the field of international law. Find information about previous training sessions here. The first stage of the training will last for six hours and will be conducted by Professor Ireneusz Cezary Kamiński, lawyer, sociologist, university lecturer at Jagiellonian University and from...
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