Sergey Magnitsky grave
Politics

Seimas one ballot short of passing Magnitsky Act

Lithuania’s parliament has merely one ballot left until adoption of the so-called Magnitsky Act, which would ban entry to foreigners involved in large-scale corruption, money laundering or human rights violations. […]

Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
Society

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. […]

Seniors
Society

Lithuanian residents unlikely to stand up for violated rights

Residents of Lithuania are unlikely to stand up for their rights that have been violated, shows the latest poll. […]

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Society

Lithuania drops in world rankings for LGBT rights

Lithuania has been ranked 36th out of 49 countries in a LGBT rights rankings of countries compiled by Rainbow Europe. […]

Foreign affairs

Maltese man fights extradition to Lithuania quoting ‘inhumane’ prison conditions

A man arrested in Malta on Lithuania-issued arrest warrant is fighting extradition, saying conditions in Lithuanian prisons are inhumane. […]