Human Rights Monitoring Institute (HRMI) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit public advocacy organisation. Since its establishment in 2003, HRMI has been advocating for full compliance of national laws and policies with international human rights obligations and working to ensure that rights are real and effective in practice.
The team of HRMI lawyers and public policy experts carries out research, drafts legal and policy briefings, compiles reports to international human rights bodies, undertakes strategic cases before domestic and international courts, provides expert consultations and legal services, engages in various national and international projects, delivers conventional and distance trainings to law enforcement officers and other professionals.
Fields of activity:
- Rights of crime victims (domestic violence, human trafficking and other victims of crime)
- Prohibition of discrimination (on the grounds of disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin and other)
- Rights of suspects and accused (right to a lawyer, information and translation, pre-trial detention)
- Rights of people in detention (in prisons, psychiatric establishments, care homes)
- Protection of privacy and digital rights (protection of private data online)
- Freedom of expression (free speech, right to information)
- Human rights and corporate social responsibility
NGO Programme Lithuania
In 2012, HRMI was appointed the national operator of the EEA Grants NGO Programme in Lithuania. It was the first time that a non-governmental organization was entrusted with the management of the funds designated to strengthening civil society in Lithuania. The Donors (Governments of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) appointed HRMI on the basis of its expertise in human rights and long term successful experience in managing both international and national projects. See more about the NGO Programme Lithuania in a designated website www.ngoprogramme.lt