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Strategic litigation

Case of Afghan minors – unlawful detention and conviction

“I got scared – if I refuse to work with Taliban, they will kill me. I was told that Lithuania helps people.” – Q.N., applicant in…

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Gataevs’ Case – compensation for unlawful detention

“The grounds for pre-trial detention should be substantive and conclusive, not general and abstract;  the court should ground its decision in the specific circumstances of the case. When sanctioning…

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Fashion Designer Kalinkin’s case – freedom of expression

“This story created a huge impact and, in my opinion, will have an even greater impact in the future. For me, the case itself is…

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Romanian embassy’s case – gender-based discrimination

“Less favorable treatment of an employee due to pregnancy is considered to be direct discrimination on the basis of gender. And even though gender discrimination…

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Mustafa al-Hawsawi case – a right to be free from torture

“This judgement is of great significance on national as well as international level. It is a huge step forward in protecting human rights Lithuania.” – Mėta…

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D.P. v Lithuania – domestic violence

 „I hope this decision will assist others in the future, maybe victims will not be afraid to complain, and aggressors will be less violent. I…

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Valiuliene v. Lithuania – domestic violence

“The very act of domestic violence has an inherent humiliating and debasing character for the victim, which is exactly what the offender aims at. Physical pain is…

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D.D. v. Lithuania – a right to legal capacity

Proceedings initiated: 2004 Proceedings closed: 2012 Case in brief: the courts, without hearing out the applicant, stripped her off legal capacity and assigned a guardian, who locked…

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L. v. Lithuania – a right to private life

“The circumstances of the case reveal a limited legislative gap in gender reassignment surgery, which leaves the applicant in a situation of distressing uncertainty vis-à-vis his private…

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A.A. case – a right to legal aid

Proceedings initiated: 2010 Proceedings closed: 2011 Case in brief: the applicant, whose monthly income amounted to 40 EUR, was refused legal aid Outcome of the case: the…

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March 11 Rally Case – freedom of assembly

“The decision of the Supreme Court is significant not only to HRMI and CEA but it is important to the whole society. It is the…

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Demolition of Roma Houses – a right to housing

“Illegal constructions must be dealt with. Nevertheless, this right (and an obligation) must be implemented strictly in accordance with the provisions and requirements laid down…

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The Central Clinic Case – Accessibility

“This visit to the clinic was not any different from the others. Together with my daughter we go there for ten years. Although the years…

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Rally “For Equality” case – freedom of assembly

„I am so proud, and not only for Lithuania. I consider an opportunity to hold a Pride tomorrow to be an important step. This dispute was…

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“Tolerance Truck” case – freedom of assembly

“Lithuania is a catholic country, therefore a public gay event is not pleasant for Lithuanians. As long as I am a mayor, I won’t allow homosexuals…

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Whistleblower’s protection case

“The dismissal of D. Budreviciene was like a warning or a threat directed at other employees: they will face the same fate should they dare…

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“Erika” case – right to respect for private life

Proceedings initiated: 2008 Proceedings closed: 2008 Case in brief: after completing gender reassingment surgery abroad, the applicant was unable to change her ID documents in…

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Saicha case – ethnic origin discrimination

„The employers were not interested in who I was, they made their decision [not to employ me] after just taking a look at me. I…

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