The newest member of EFHR – translation trainee Julija Vaitiekūnaitė

Julija Vaitiekūnaitė is a fourth year student of Vilnius University’s English and another foreign (French) language study programme. Born in a small town in the district of Jurbarkas, Julija was always interested in languages, art, literature. During her Erasmus visit in Paris, she found herself right in the middle of the Yellow vests movement, what…


EFHR Led Workshops on National Minority Rights

In the last days of January, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) visited the John Paul II Secondary School in Vilnius. Young people from five different classes participated in workshops with our intern, Marta Bednarczyk. The subject of the workshops were the rights of national minorities. Together with the trainer, participants discussed what social…


A victory over ‘Viktorija’ – Viktoria’s name accepted in court

Article 2.20 part 1 of the Civil Code of Lithuania establishes that every person has the right to a name. It includes the right to have a surname, first name(s), and a pseudonym.  However, as has been already established several times before, the existing legal framework is not sufficient to meet the rights and needs…