Lithuania: safeguards in asylum procedures and preventing pushbacks should be central to response to migration challenges
In a letter to the Prime Minister of Lithuania published today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, calls for the response to migration-related challenges to be fully compliant with the country’s human rights obligations, in particular by ensuring fair asylum...
Country visit report
Lithuania should strengthen the protection of women and children against violence and build a more inclusive society for persons with disabilities
“While considerable progress has been achieved in protecting human rights in recent years, the Lithuanian authorities still have to address some remaining shortcomings, in particular as regards the protection of women, children and persons with disabilities” said Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe...
Letter to Speaker of the Parliament of Lithuania
Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, to Mr Viktoras PRANCKIETIS, Speaker of the Parliament of Lithuania, concerning the protection of children's rights. Read the letter: CommDH(2017)6 / 16 February 2017
Visit to Lithuania
Lithuania: ensure better protection for persons with disabilities, children and victims of domestic violence
“I welcome the commitment expressed by the authorities to move away from the practice of placing children without parental care and people with disabilities in institutions. However, many persons continue to live in an institutional environment. The authorities should intensify their efforts to...
Commissioner Hammarberg continues dialogue with Lithuanian authorities on discrimination issues and minority rights
[17/02/10 09:30] The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, published today letters sent to the Prime Minister of Lithuania and to the Speaker of the Seimas (Parliament) on discrimination issues, minority rights and steps taken to investigate whether the CIA detained...
Letter to the Prime Minister of Lithuania
Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mr Andrius Kubilius, Prime Minister of Lithuania CommDH(2010)4 / 17 February 2010 Reply by Mr Andrius Kubilius, Prime Minister of Lithuania, to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights CommDH(2010)5 / 17 February 2010
Letter to the Speaker of the Seimas
Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Ms Irena Degutienė, Speaker of the Seimas CommDH(2010)6 / 17 February 2010 Reply by Ms Irena Degutienė, Speaker of the Seimas, Lithuania, to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights CommDH(2010)7 / 17 February 2010
The Commissioner discussed minorities’ rights and discrimination issues during his visit to Lithuania
[22/10/2009] Commissioner Hammarberg visited Lithuania from 19 to 20 October for high level discussions with the Lithuanian authorities where a number of human rights issues were raised, including minority rights, the need to investigate the alleged existence in Lithuania of a secret detention...
Commissioner presents memoranda on Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden
Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg presented memoranda on the state of human rights in Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden to the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers. Prepared after a visit by members of his office, the memoranda contain an assessment of progress in implementing the previous...
Memorandum to the Lithuanian Government
Memorandum to the Lithuanian Government: Assessment of the progress made in implementing the 2004 recommendations of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights CommDH(2007)8 / 16 May 2007
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