EFHR raises the matter of bilingual voting cards

At the end of August 2013, a bill concerning the amendment of the Article 58 – the Article of Act on Parliamentary Elections was introduced in the Lithuanian Parliament. It added to the provision of the above mentioned Article the statement that in constituencies where their inhabitants – the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania belonging to…

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Let’s break the stereotypes about minorities in Lithuania!

The fact of inciting the feeling of hatred, further intensified by the mass media, has become easily noticeable in recent years. Hateful comments appearing in a public space exert a significant influence on society. National hostility, racial discrimination, social exclusion – these are just few examples showing how the media change the society. Violeta Palionis,…

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Lithuanian courts still ignore international law

Situations in which national law is not able to provide citizens with respect for their rights and freedom guaranteed by international law are rare, but still exist. How do Lithuanian courts act in such situations and who takes full responsibility for this? June 28th, 2013, a member of Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania, Tadeusz…

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Report from the Central Europe Youth Forum in Tarnów

In every country young people are a very important and numerous social group. Following the statement: “nothing about us without us”, decision-makers should listen to the needs of society and respect its rights. Organized for the third time the Central Youth Forum in Tarnów brought together the youth from the Central Europe: Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine,…

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Civic education project kicks off!

The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is pleased to invite the teachers and the students of tenth to twelfth grade of Polish schools to take part in the innovative educational project called “European, Poles, Citizens”. The long-term aim of the project is to increase civic awareness and rights of national minorities among young Polish…

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International Day of Peace

Since 1982 we have been celebrating the International Day of Peace. You must be wondering how all of this started. The International Day of Peace was established largely due to the United Kingdom and Costa Rica that sponsored the resolution 36/67 passed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981. In 1982 it was observed…

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Lithuania loves Poland

Internet action aiming to eliminate the lack of trust between the two nations. Poles admit to and reprove the hooligan act carried out by the supporters the Lech Poznan football club. This fact is confirmed by the action organised by the Polish newspaper ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’, during which signatures were taken for a letter of apology…

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False information on financing Lithuanian schools in Poland

European Foundation of Human Rights, paying attention to the appearing on the page ekspertai.eu information concerning financing Lithuanian schools in Poland, would like to point out that information provided is incorrect, as it makes an impression that only the Lithuanian side is responsible for educational institutions of the Lithuanian minority… Reverberant in the media of…

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EFHR is looking for a lawyer/paralegal

Requirements: University degree in law; Experience in legal services/seniority: not less than one year; Analytical skills; The knowledge of the Lithuanian, Polish, and English language (a prerequisite); The knowledge of human rights and discrimination; Very good organization of work and the ability to perform the assigned tasks accurately and within a short time. The candidates…

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Charity Actions of EFHR in orphanages

As a part of awareness campaign, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) team has recently visited many towns and cities in Vilnius Region, also visiting orphanages. The EFHR employees were involved in charity actions and have met with pupils from orphanages in Podbrodzie and Soleczniki. Collected gifts: clothes, toys, school supplies and books as…

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Interviews with the Vilnius region veterans

Since the beginning of June this year, the European Foundation of Human Rights met with many people in order to document their interesting and often complicated life stories. We spoke  to veterans of the polish Home Army, former partisan soldiers, resettled persons and those who committed themselves for the Vilnius regions and who contributed to…

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Invitation from the European Foundation for Human Rights for you!

Within the framework of a campaign of trips to cities and towns in the Vilnius Region, which is organised by the European Foundation for Human Rights and will take place between 21 and 31 August 2013, EFHR’s employees will represent the Foundation in the following cities: 21st August: Nemenčinė, 12 pm- 4 pm 22nd August:…

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Lithuanian law and verdict of Court of Justice of the European Union about sports transmissions

In July 2013 the Court of Justice of the European Union dismissed the appeals from verdicts of the Court sent by FIFA (The Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) related to transmissions of football matches of world championships and European championships. According to the directive 89/552/EEC describing the performance…

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Referendum on farmland contrary to EU law

The European Foundation of Human Rights answers to the referendum planned to take place in October, concerning free movement of capital in the Republic of Lithuania and the consequences of the postulates launched in connection with the referendum and constitutional changes. The running of the referendum and, consequently, the introduction of an amendment to article…

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