On December 10th, an international conference “Promoting effective response to hate crimes and hate speech in Lithuania” will take place during the National Forum on Human Rights | 2020. Due to Covid-19 pandemic situation, the event will take place online.
During the conference, Lithuanian and international experts will be doing their presentations. Every session will involve a discussion in which law enforcement officers, representatives from NGOs and international organisations, as well as members of vulnerable communities will participate. You can find the programme on https://nztf.lt/en/ in the column Program -> Conference hall (5th floor) (starting at 11:45am). We will share the detailed descriptions of the discussions soon.
With this conference we aim:
- To draw the attention of the national institutions to the need of an effective response to hate crimes;
- Give voice the victims of hate crimes.
- Strengthen cooperation between NGOs, national institutions and interested individuals in fighting hate crimes;
- Promote discussions about the real situation of hate crimes in Lithuania, search for possible solutions;
- Exchange ideas and practice in fighting hate crimes on the level of local communities and national institutions.
If you wish to participate, register here https://bit.ly/39jVZlb and choose the discussions marked as “Hate crimes conference”.
On the day of the event, you can watch the conference on https://nztf.lt/en/ website. If you would like to ask questions, you will have the opportunity to join the discussion via a special link, which you will find on the even website next to the live broadcast.
The conference is organised by the European Foundation of Human Rights by implementing the project #MesVisi. Project partners – Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights, Lithuanian Police School and Human Rights Monitoring Institute. The conference is partially funded by European Union Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme and Good Will Foundation.