The Inspector of Journalist Ethics has accepted EFHR’s argumentation about the publication in the newspaper “Kurier Wileński”

On 21st November, 2013 the Inspector of Journalist Ethics (Žurnalistų Etikos Inspektorius) issued a decision about a complaint of Kazimieras Garšva referring to the information in the article entitled “Sajūdis – transformacja legendy” (“Sajūdis – the transformation of a legend”) which was published in “Kurier Wileński”. The Inspector decided that the complaint filed by the…

EFHR invites for a free training!

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is pleased to invite you to an International Human Rights Training Session on 19th and 20th of December 2013, during which participants will have the opportunity to deepen their practical and theoretical knowledge of European and International Human Rights law. The training is provided by human rights expert Dr Fernand…

Welcome to the grand final of the EFHR competition!

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) cordially invites all participants of the project ‘Europeans, Poles, Citizens’ and the participants of the competition for children  ‘How do you understand Human Rights?’, together with their parents, teachers and friends for the gala, which will be held on December 21, 2013 at 13:00 in the hall of…

A pecuniary fine for two derogatory comments

Another sentence of the court for the author of an offending commentary published on the Internet proves that even the anonymously made offenses can lead to serious consequences. Commonly known freedom of speech had its limits, as in the case of offenses given publicly. The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) campaign against abusive comments…

Artists sing about patriotism – an occasion to talk about human rights

On November 30, well-known female singers from Poland performed at the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius, to celebrate the Polish Culture Days. The concert formed a part of the ‘Cursed Girls’ music project, and artists sang about the post-war fates of men and women of the Polish resistance movement. The European Foundation of Human…

New trainee of the European Foundation of Human Rights

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is happy to present Julio Tavares as a new intern. Julio came from Portugal and he is here for a six month internship within a European Commission funding programme – Erasmus student placement. Julio has graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (a Portuguese Higher Education Public Institution),…

Lectures on human rights being continued at schools

Between 11th and 13th November 2013 on the initiative of European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) next series of lectures on human rights issues took place. This time the lectures were given by two experts on human rights, namely PhD Laura Koba and professor Wiesław Wacławczyk. The lectures were addressed to the children from primary…

EFHR promoting an International Day Against Discrimination

On 9th of November, an International Day against Discrimination and an International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism was honored. European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR ) organized some activities to support an international campaign against discrimination promoted by UNITED. Due to a large number of cases of national discrimination in the whole country, it is…

New EFHR trainee

Irena Klimowa, a new trainee at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), comes from Moldova and is currently doing a Ph.D. at the Institute of Political Science of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. She has been long interested in questions such as nationalism, multiculturalism, models of immigrant integration, and gender studies. She is also…

Last summer excursions of EFHR this year

On September 28, Pikeliškės held the 18th harvest festival of Vilnius District Municipality. Therefore, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized a trip to Pikeliškės next to the former residence of Marshal Józef Piłsudski to celebrate this holiday and introduce the inhabitants of Pikeliškės to its activity. The very next day (29th of September),…

Trainings for teachers have come to an end

Between the 6th – 7th, and 13th – 14th September in the headquarter of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), there were the free trainings for the teachers of history and social studies from the Polish schools in Lithuania carried out. The trainings were organized by EFHR within implementing the innovative educational project “Europeans,…

Lectures on human rights in Polish schools

The traditional free trainings on human rights, organized by the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) in Polish schools in Lithuania, are over. Knowledge about society and human rights were deepened by the students of the 7 Polish schools both in Vilnius, and in the Vilnius district. The lecturers were given in the secondary school…

www.lrytas.lt editorial office amends article following EFHR claim

On the 30th of July 2013 webpage lrytas.lt (www.lrytas.lt) has posted an article titled “J. Panka brave against gay men, but not against Polish hooligans”, in which the potential behaviour of polish football club Lech Poznań supporters and the members of the Lithuanian Nationalist Youths Association before the second round of UEFA Europa League match…

Encouraging physical violence still taking place in the cyberspace?

The campaign ran by the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) against insulting comments on the internet has so far been successful and led to yet another warrant. The regional court of Alytaus (Alytaus rajono apylinkės teismas) has given an order against V.L. for public encouragement of physical violence and aggression on racial background that…

Free trainings for teachers of social studies!

We would like to invite teachers from the Polish schools to take part in implementation of the innovative educational project called “Europeans, Poles, Citizens”. The aim of the project is to implement the new curriculum of teaching social studies that would shape the attitude of citizenship among the youth in Lithuania. In 2012, with the…

EFHR trip campaign coming to an end

The European Foundation of Human Rights’ two-week campaign of trips has come to an end on last Saturday on the Vilnius City Hall square. Between the 21st and the 31st of August, EFHR’s officials represented the Foundation in towns and villages of the Vilnius region, on a daily basis. The inhabitants of Nemenčinė, Bezdonys, Trakai,…

The EFHR wins two cases against the SKVC

After several months of a lively correspondence, The Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC – Studijų kokybės vertinimo centras) acknowledged the arguments of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), which referred to recognize the validity of the academic degree. Two graduates faced the problem of rejection of official recognition of their foreign…

A comment on Facebook can also be liable to a penalty

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) has received a notification concerning the fact that the author of an insulting comment was ordered the injunction on the basis of the application submitted to the General Prosecutor’s Office. The district court of Vilnius (Vilniaus miesto apylinkės teismas) required the injunction for Saulius Ž. for the public…

The EFHR in Medininkai

The historical gala “Odyssey of Soldier” was held in Medininkai on 11th August in order to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the January Uprising of 1863. In connection with this, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) organized the trip do the Medininkai Culture Centre in order to celebrate this special day and to acquaint…