The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) released Hate Crime Statistics of 2015

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) released Hate Crime Statistics of 2015

Posted on December 29, 2016
On 16 November 2016, in Warsaw, Organization’s for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) issued Hate Crime Statistics on their website in order to honor the National Day for Tolerance. The 2015 Hate Crime Statistics include the statistical data of 41 official member states, three international corporations and 113 civil society organizations.‘‘One of the ongoing tendencies in 2015 Hate Crime Statistics is insufficient collection of the data. The main spheres of insufficient data gathering are the hate crimes against...
CERD concluding observations on Lithuania

CERD concluding observations on Lithuania

Posted on November 21, 2016
The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is a body of independent experts, which monitors implementation of the United Nation’s Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by periodic country report procedure. On 6 January 2016, the CERD released its concluding observations on the combined sixth to eighth periodic reports of Lithuania. The report acknowledges multiple positive legislative acts and public policies, such as the Action plan for Roma integration into Lithuanian society for 2015-2020, the inter-institutional Action plan for...
US Department of State reports on minority rights violations in Lithuania

US Department of State reports on minority rights violations in Lithuania

Posted on May 25, 2016
The US Department of State has released its annual report on Lithuania. The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor is the department responsible for the Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 2015 in Lithuania. Like a number of previous reports mentioned by EFHR, this document has drawn attention to discrimination in relation to national minorities living in Lithuania. The department, which is responsible for the country’s international relations, diplomatic missions and foreign policy, considered the governmental attitude in Lithuania regarding international and non-governmental...
EFHR discloses misinformation provided by Lithuania to the Council of Europe

EFHR discloses misinformation provided by Lithuania to the Council of Europe

Posted on December 16, 2015
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) has published its Analysis of the Comments of the Republic of Lithuania to the Third Opinion of the Council of Europe on the Third State Report by Lithuania. The latest country report – which provides information on the situation of national minorities and minority policies between 2006 and 2011 – was submitted to the Council of Europe in September 2011. In November 2013 EFHR published its Alternative NGO Report on Lithuania’s Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. This report aimed to...
EFHR Alternative Report for CERD

EFHR Alternative Report for CERD

Posted on December 09, 2015
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) has submitted its Alternative Report for the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). This UN shadow report, considered at the 88th session of the Committee from 23 November to 11 December in Geneva, was written in response to CERD’s review of Lithuania’s sixth to eighth periodic reports of State parties under the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). The aim of this report, which will be taken into account by the country rapporteur along with CERD members, is to...
Third Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) in Lithuania

Third Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) in Lithuania

Posted on January 12, 2015
The Third Opinion of the Advisory Committee of the Council of Europe on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) in Lithuania was adopted on 28 November 2013 and published on the website of the Council of Europe on 10 October 2014. The document, which was not disclosed to the public for over a year, evaluates the progress made by Lithuania in implementing the FCNM, the treaty that Lithuania ratified without reservations on 23 March 2000, on the basis of the first and second State Reports submitted by Lithuania. In its Third Opinion, the...
Report of EFHR ''Observance of human rights in Lithuania for years 2012 - 2013'' in a nutshell

Report of EFHR ”Observance of human rights in Lithuania for years 2012 – 2013” in a nutshell

Posted on August 22, 2014
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), a non-governmental organization established in Lithuania in 2010, was created as a response to the increasing number of human rights violations and the subsequent greater urge for the protection of these rights. EFHR’s report ”Observance of human rights in Lithuania for years 2012-2013 (The rights of national minorities in Lithuania)” offers an updated insight into the current situation of human rights in Lithuania. It was based upon the analysis of the national legal regulations as well as upon the reports of both national and...
Lithuanian women's rights in a CEDAW report

Lithuanian women’s rights in a CEDAW report

Posted on August 18, 2014
The international community has been observing the issue of worldwide protection of women’s rights with increasing interest. Such a conclusion can be drawn when considering the recently improved frequency of presenting various reports and communications from organizations directly concerned with this issue. In July 2014, the United Nation also paid more attention to this particular topic. The report prepared by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)consists of the conclusions drawn after the fifth periodic Lithuanian report. It denotes the positive...
EFHR report on implementation of human rights in Lithuania in 2012-2013

EFHR report on implementation of human rights in Lithuania in 2012-2013

Posted on July 25, 2014
On the 24th July 2014, representatives of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) presented a report: ”Implementation of human rights in Lithuania 2012-2013 (Lithuanian National Minorities’ Rights)”. It was presented during a press conference for the biggest press agency of the Baltic countries ”Baltic News Service”. While preparing the report, EFHR aimed at cross-sectoral depiction of the current situation regarding human rights in Lithuania, particularly with respect to Lithuanian membership of the EU as well as in other international organizations, such...
Report of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on “State of Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe”

Report of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on “State of Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe”

Posted on June 03, 2014
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe has recently published a report on the “State of Democracy, Human Rights and The Rule of Law in Europe”. The report lists a large number of concrete challenges to human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe, and recommends actions to meet them. The challenges and recommendations cover several areas, such as: Respect for physical integrity and human dignity; Justice and the Rule of Law; Democracy; Social Rights; Non-discrimination and equality and the Council of Europe and unresolved conflict zones. The “Respect for physical...
Alternative NGO Report on Lithuania’s Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

Alternative NGO Report on Lithuania’s Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

Posted on May 26, 2014
The European Foundation of Human Rights’ (EFHR) alternative report aims to highlight the protection of minorities since Lithuania’s ratification of the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Rights of National Minorities (the ‘FCNM’) on 17 February 2000 (the treaty came into force in Lithuania on 1 July 2000). This report also provides data and documents that might be useful in better assessing Lithuania’s compliance with its legal obligations under this treaty. It is to be emphasized that the criticism and praise it contains are offered in the hope of making Lithuania a...
The latest report concerning racism and discrimination on the Lithuanian labour market

The latest report concerning racism and discrimination on the Lithuanian labour market

Posted on May 12, 2014
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) invites everyone to familiarize themselves with the latest report of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) regarding the years 2012-2013, and published in May 2014. It is the account concerning “Racism and Related Discriminatory Practices in Employment in Lithuania”. The statement was prepared by Birutė Sabatauskaitė and Eglė Urbonaitė from the Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights (Lietuvos žmogaus teisių centras). EFHR also contributed to the preparation of this report by giving interviews and sharing information about...
Alternative report prepared for the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Alternative report prepared for the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Posted on March 30, 2011
Alternative report prepared for the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on the occasion of its review of Lithuania’s Fourth and Fifth Periodic Reports under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination Download Download the report (.pdf) Category:Report Date:2015/02/24 3.0 MiB 218 Downloads Details... ...