A petition of the European Foundation of Human Rights, reference number 1008/2011, against gathering and processing of data revealing ethnic origin by the Republic of Lithuania, as well as issues raised in it were considered admissible according to the Rules of the European Parliament. That is why the Commission of Petitions initiated its consideration. Below, you can find the text of the above mentioned petition and the response of the chairman of the Commission of Petitions. We are waiting for further information from Brussels.
On Wednesday, September 28th, EFHR sent 3 petitions to the following European institutions: European Parliament and European Commission.
The petitions were against:
Processing of personal data revealing ethnic origin
Educational Law, which discriminates against minorities in Lithuania
Limiting the rights of the Polish minority in Lithuania (support of the complaint of Tomasz Snarski) (full text on www.efhr.eu)
The foundation has collected almost:
During Friday’s demonstration (23rd September) outside the LR Parliament, there was an opportunity to sign the above petitions and get more...
The European Foundation of Human Rights expressed its full appreciation for an initiative of assistant lecturer at the Department of Criminal Material and Executive Law and Judicial Psychiatry at the University of Gdańsk – Mr. Tomasz Snarski, who has submitted at March 31, 2011 a petition to the European Parliament, which tittle was “Lingual rights of Polish nationals living in Lithuania”. Its content will be discussed under frame of European Parliament’s Petition Committee work.
The main purpose of the petition is to draw the problem of lingual rights of Polish minority in Lithuania...
Comittee on Petitions
B – 1047 Bruxellles
Vice-president and Commissioner
Ms. Viviane Reding
We demand that immediate steps be taken against the new Education Act passed on March 17th 2011 by the Lithuanian Parliament (Lietuvos Respublikos Švietimo Įstatymo Pakeitimo Įstatymas 2011 m. kovo 17 d. Number XI-1281:
a) We request the European Parliament to adopt a resolution calling upon change of laws that discriminate against national minorities, and to call upon the European Union Commission to...