On Nausėda’s controversial step: sacrificing the country’s image in the name of popularity

President Gitanas Nausėda’s decision to stand with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who faces criticism from the majority of European Union states, has been described by political experts as not in line with Lithuanian interests […]

Sergey Magnitsky
Foreign affairs

Lithuania’s ‘Magnitsky act’ makes headway in parliament

Lithuania’s Magnitsky legislation banning entry to foreigners involved in large-scale corruption, money laundering or human rights violations is making headway in the parliament. […]

Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Lithuania should strengthen the protection of women, children and disable

“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 Commissioner for Human Rights, in a report released today based on a visit to the country carried out in December 2016, the Council of Europe reported in a press release. […]

Saulius Skvernelis ir Dovilė Šakalienė

Šakalienė after a meeting with Karbauskis – I would act differently now

Having entered Seimas under the banner of the Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union (LPGU), human rights activist Dovilė Šakalienė mentioned she has received offers to join a different party. A number of fractions would like to have her in their fold. […]

Equality and Diversity Award winners. Photo: Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson

Tolerance and awareness-promoting initiatives honoured with Equality and Diversity Awards

The annual Equality and Diversity Awards were handed out on Monday to celebrate projects and initiatives that contributed to advancing human rights and tolerance in Lithuania in 2015. […]