Neris Germanas
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian delegation at UN calls for focus on human rights in Ukraine

Lithuania’s delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Neris Germanas participated in the events of the 27th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on 22-24 September. During the visit, particular attention was given to the human rights and humanitarian situation in Ukraine, Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. […]

Refugee Reception Centre in Rukla

Lithuanian Seimas ombudsman sends inspectors to refugee centre

The Lithuanian parliament’s ombudsman has urged various institutions to check the Refugee Reception Centre in Rukla for possible violations of food safety, public health and fire safety regulations. […]

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Lithuania to focus on Ukraine’s human rights situation at UN Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council holds its 27th regular session from 8 to 26 September in Geneva. During the session, Lithuania and other member states of the European Union will pay particular attention to the human rights situation in Ukraine and the Middle EastSyria, the occupied Palestinian territory and Iraq – as well as the right to liberty, development and privacy in the digital age, non-discrimination on grounds such as race and gender, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. […]

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Opinion: Waiting for the barbarians, or why fairytales get censored in Lithuania (I)

In her fairy tale book Amber Heart, Neringa Dangvydė addresses “the twilight zone”: same-sex marriage, shifting identities, social exclusion taking place in front of our eyes (or carried out by us ourselves). Those things are still awkward to speak of; they are difficult to find the right words for, as well as a fitting place in the discourse. […]

Darius Sužiedėlis

Opinion: A dissident’s Lithuania – then and now

I heard the Lithuanian term for “prisoner of conscience” for the first time as a student at a Lithuanian high school in then West Germany. Around the same time, in 1984, I learned about the story of Father Alfonsas Svarinskas, then serving a prison term in Perm Oblast, deep inside Russia. […]