In May 15, some 10 thousand participants of the Big Family Defence March, who arrived at Vingis Park in Vilnius, chanted “Out with Seimas”, demanded the removal of certain questions from the Seimas agenda. Political […]
The “Leftist” label is increasingly heard in broadcasts, articles, debates and even lectures by politicians themselves. When I was lecturing to students at Vilnius University three years ago, I avoided using this term as still […]
Today, we mark the International Human Rights Day and where human rights are respected, so is the freedom of speech. On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human […]
“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. […]
An attack in a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, shocked the world just one week before an LGBT pride event in Lithuania. Some of the reactions to the news from Orlando made it clear that homophobia is still a huge problem in the country.