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The court has made a decision – “Jacquet” instead of “Žakė“

After examining the case of the records of surnames of a children with dual citizenship in the records of civil status, Vilnius city District Court has decided to oblige the Civil Registry Office to change the surnames of children from “Žakė” to its original surname “Jacquet”, and to issue a birth certificate, a press release from the European Foundation of Human Rights states. […]

Letters on the stones
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A Lithuanian living in Alaska won the surname with “w”

On July 25th 2018 The Vilnius District Court passed yet another verdict on the original spelling case of names and surnames. This time, for a Lithuanian who married a citizen of the United States of America and took a surname with a “w”. A citizen of Lithuania, who lives in Alaska, reached out to the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), which led up more than forty cases in this matter. For several years now in the US, the applicant is identified by the surname of her spouse that contains the letter “w” – she has driver’s license, has signed several contracts with it etc., but Lithuania refused to register her surname, a press release from the foundation states. […]

Professor Fernand de Varennes

Human rights law expert Fernand de Varennes: There are still few tools to enforce international law

The Lithuania Tribune spoke with Professor Fernand de Varennes, a world-famous expert in human rights law. The interview was conducted by Liudvikas Jakavičius-Grimalauskas, and presented in cooperation with the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR). […]