- March 1, 2014
Remigijus Šimašius on the spelling of names: Respect for another human being will still knock to the hearts’ doors and the reason of the majority of Lithuanians
A member of the parliament Remigijus Šimašius on the social networking site commented on the decision of the Constitutional Court concerning the original spelling of names in passports.
“All the people are being respected here and, if you are able to, a person’s name you write as it was given to somebody by his parents (even if you let it be written in such a way in the basic documents). And that is great.” – wrote Remigijus Šimašius, the member of a parliament and the former minister of the Justice Department, on the social networking site.
The deputy’s commentary referred to the recent decision of the Court on the original spelling of names in passports. He pointed out that the problem does not concern only national minorities, but also the Lithuanian women that get married with foreigners.
“I hope that the Justice Department after the rational decision of the Constitutional Court “maybe” will continue working on the project that has been ready for three years , maybe even for the four years (I personally signed it, so I know) – added Šimašius.
The former minister of the Justice Department ends his arguments with hope that “the respect for another human being will still knock to the hearts’ doors and the reason of the majority of Lithuanians”.
Tłumaczenie by Roksana Kasperek w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Roksana Kasperek within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.