• October 5, 2012
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Strasbourg Court dismissed the complaint on the Emilia Plater School


The European Court of Human Rights (ECofHR) in Strasbourg refused to consider Renata Cytacka complain who together with another 6 people appealed the decision of the Lithuanian authorities which did not permit to call school name of Emilia Plater according to Polish spelling rules.

About the decision of the Court informed the Lithuanian Ministry of Justice. On the website of the Ministry stated that the Court rejected the Cytacka’s complaint because she “failed to exhaust all legal remedies in Lithuania”.

The Court also noted that the other 6 people did not sign the application and Cytacka did not provided the Court with any evidence that she may represent them.

Renata Cytacka asked the Court after that as the Lithuanian authorities prohibited the school in Lavoriškių (Vilnius district) called the named of Emilia Plater, but not in Lithuanian transcription “Emilia Pliaterytė”.

Emilia Plater was a Polish and Lithuanian national hero. During the November Uprising she was a captain of the Polish Army.

“The Court deals with the commas, not the core of the matter” – said Cytacka.

“The Court once again deals with the commas, not the core of the matter” – commented to the PL DELFI decision of the Court Renata Cytacka.

Cytacka ensure that the case is not over. “We will complete all the gaps and we will continue our path” – said Cytacka. In her opinion the Court rejected only their complaint, but did not reject the complaint of the Vilnius district authorities. “I submitted a complaint as a representative of the School Board in Lavoriškių which of I am an honorary member. We did not passed whole court process, because the court found that the government is a party of the process”- explained Renata Cytacka who every day work as a secretary of the Vilnius Region Government.

Source: http://pl.delfi.lt/aktualia/litwa/trybunal-w-strasburgu-odrzucil-skarge-w-sprawie-szkoly-im-emilii-plater.d?id=59692703

Tłumaczenie Daria Bergmann w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Daria Bergmann the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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