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First court win regarding the use of diacritical marks in Lithuanian documents.

Fist court case regarding the use of diacritical marks in Lithuanian documents has been won. Vilnian regional court allows putting a letter “ń” in a passport. The regional court in
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A court in Vilnius allowed the diacritical mark in a document. “There is no evidence

The European Foundation of Human Rights informs that the District Court of the City of Vilnius issued a decision on January 27, in which it obliged the Vilnius Registry Office
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Dariusz Lewicki: digitization of the historical cemeteries of Vilnius below criticism

In the second half of last year, great news spread around Vilnius – the local government of the Lithuanian capital finalized the first stage of digitization of data from Vilnius
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Czesław Okińczyc about the original spelling of non-Lithuanian names and surnames…

The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania on Tuesday backed a bill specifying the record of non-Lithuanian names in Lithuanian identity documents. This bill was supported by 83 representatives at
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What should the people wanting to use name inherited from ancestors in official documents do?

Bill on writing non-Lithuanian names is to be submitted to a debate of the parliament next week. Even if the act will be adopted, Polish people living in Lithuania still
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“I have the right to the original spelling of names and surnames” – interview with

Dr. Łukasz Wardyn, legal expert of the European Foundation of Human Rights, was a guest at Studio Wilno on December 30, 2021. The topic of conversation was a campaign run
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“I have the right to the original spelling of names and surnames”

“I have the right to the original spelling of names and surnames” -It is the title of the campaign of the European Foundation of Human Rights, in short EFHR, which
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Ana or Anna? The Ministry of Justice initiates discussion

The Ministry of Justice of Lithuania has initiated a discussion on the spelling of non-Lithuanian names in documents. There has been a lot of talk about this lately, among others,
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Surname spelling law: First steps have been taken

Seimas in first reading approved draft law on spelling surnames in the original version on the first page of the identity document, filed by social democrat Gediminas Kirkilas. It has
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Spelling of names and surnames act needed immediately!

European Foundation of Human Rights has been fighting for the rights to original name spelling in Lithuanian documents. Unfortunately courts are often helpless. -We want to show that it is
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