List/Grid Tag Archives: Human rights

The next battle of Tomasz Snarski for the Polish minority’s rights in Lithuania

The Petition „Linguistic rights of Poles in Lithuania”, handed to the European Parliament in 2011 by a lawyer from Gdańsk Tomasz Snarski, has finally received an answer from the Lithuanian… Read more »

European Parliament about discrimination of Polish people in Lithuania

European Parliament received a letter from the ambassador Raimundas Karoblis from Permament Representation of the Republic of Lithuania in Brussels, in which current situation of national and ethnic minorities in… Read more »

M. C. Cytacki has lost with ‘the Pole-man’

Mariusz Cezary Cytacki was offended by the video ‘the Pole-man’ (“zmogus Lenkas”) and turned to the capital prosecutors asking for the investigation on “public ridicule of people of Polish origin,… Read more »

Lithuania placed 31th in the ranking of media freedom

In the latest World Press Freedom Index, Lithuania has got 31th place among 180 countries from all continents. The ranking concerning media freedom has been presented by the worldwide known organization… Read more »

Waldemar Tomaszewski: We should become a power to be reckoned with

“My running in the election for the position of Vilnius Mayor is necessary for the realization of the idea of a broad alliance between ethnic minorities. People identify me with this movement,… Read more »

The Lithuanian government approved the plan of discrimination prevention

During today’s session, the Lithuanian government approved the interinstitutional plan of discrimination prevention. The main objectives of this plan are: a decrease in the number of discrimination acts, a warranty… Read more »

Lithuanian authorities started discussions about human rights at the UN

On the 23rd of January, Lithuanian authorities started the discussions of the members of the United Nations Security Council and the representatives of UN about the role of human rights… Read more »

The number of complaints about discrimination on the grounds of nationality remains stable

In 2013 and 2014 the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman’s Office in Lithuania received the same number of complaints about discrimination on the grounds of nationality. In 2013 the Office investigated 10… Read more »

They will take care of the legal education of Lithuania’s citizens

Today in the Kazys Grinius Progimnazjum in Kaunas County, Juozas Bernatonis (Minister of Justice) and Dainius Pavalkis (Minister of Education and Science) signed a memorandum about the cooperation in the… Read more »

Tomasz Snarski: Language Rights of Poles in Lithuania is a matter of fundamental rights

‘You cannot look at this issue in terms of the match: the Poles or the Lithuanians have won. No one wins or loses – we have or have not guaranteed… Read more »

Minister of Foreign Affairs: Respect for human rights – an integral part of the foreign policy of Lithuania

On 10th of December the world celebrates Human Rights Day. This year, the title of “Preacher of Human Rights” was given to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas… Read more »

The Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women tackled the subject of women’s rights in Lithuania

Lithuania should take into account women’s needs while implementing women’s rights policy–that is the conclusion of the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women’s consideration of… Read more »

The Ambassador Czubiński inaugurated the Summer School on Human Rights

The Ambassador of Poland in Lithuania Jarosław Czubiński attended the opening of the 8th International Summer School on Human Rights Protection at the Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius. This year,… Read more »

„Lithuania is somewhere between Kazakhstan and Sweden” Henryk Mickiewcz talks about human rights

„I am not in favour of dividing people into more and less discriminated. There is a very useful concept of not discriminating on any level” – says in his interview… Read more »

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