Research

Research performed by the Human Rights Monitoring Institute

Analytical study: the situation of migrants and asylum seekers in Lithuania

When the so-called migration crisis hit Lithuania in 2021, it became clear that Lithuania was unprepared for the challenge of the migration phenomenon in various senses, both in the short and the long term. While attempts are still being made to paint the migrant crisis as a “well-managed hybrid attack crisis”, it is important to …

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REPORT ON ENSURING HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS IN PLACES OF TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION OF FOREIGNERS HAVING CROSSED THE BORDER OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA WITH THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

After assessing the human rights of foreigners in places of temporary accommodation, the Seimas Ombudsman, Head of the Office Augustinas Normantas submitted a report recommending the Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonyte to pay attention to violations identified in the report and take all measures to ensure that admission of foreigners fully complies with the European and international law, …

REPORT ON ENSURING HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS IN PLACES OF TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION OF FOREIGNERS HAVING CROSSED THE BORDER OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA WITH THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS Read More »

HATE CRIMES AND HATE SPEECH: OVERVIEW OF THE SITUATION IN LITHUANIA

We are inviting you to read a summary of the research HATE-CRIMES-AND-HATE-SPEECH-OVERVIEW-OF-THE-SITUATION-IN-LITHUANIA carried out by European Foundation of Human Rights, together with the Human Rights Monitoring Institute, Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights and Lithuanian Police School. This publication is in the framework of the implementation of the project “#PoliceAcademy_LT: Promoting Effective Response to Hate Crime and Hate Speech in …

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An Overview of Torture Prevention Systems in Russia, Lithuania, Sweden and Norway

The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture (OPCAT) has established the obligation of the state parties to create visiting bodies for the prevention of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, i.e. the National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs). Most of the Baltic and Nordic countries have ratified this protocol, with the …

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In the interview room: procedural rights of suspects in Lithuania

The police interview of a suspect is often crucial to his case. In order to ensure that the data collected during interviews are legitimate and reliable, the rights of suspects – the right to know, the right to translation, the right to a defence and others – must be guaranteed. These rights of suspects are …

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Tackling Hate Crime and Hate Speech in Europe

The Comparative Report “Tackling Hate Crime and Hate Speech in Europe” was elaborated as one of the outputs of the project titled Tackling Hate Crime and Hate Speech that has been jointly implemented by non-governmental organisations from Slovakia (People in Need), Czech Republic (In IUSTITIA), Hungary (Subjective Values Foundation), Lithuania (Human Rights Monitoring Institute), and Malta …

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Beyond surrender: European Arrest Warrant in Lithuania

The Human Rights Monitoring Institute has concluded a study on the use of the European Arrest Warrant in Lithuania. The EAW is a simplified system for surrender of persons suspected or convicted of criminal offences between EU Member States, intended to prevent the EU’s open borders from being exploited by those seeking to evade justice. …

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Accessible Justice – access to a lawyer study (2017)

The right to a lawyer and the right to legal aid is increasingly seen as a vital component of a fair and accessible justice system, and necessary for redressing situations where rights are denied or violated. Fairness and accessibility of the justice system are especially important for the individuals subject to criminal proceedings. They justly …

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Study: suspects in Lithuania find it difficult to understand their rights

Experts rate the comprehensibility of the notification of suspects’ rights as average. Police officers and lawyers interviewed by the Human Rights Monitoring Institute said that suspects are explained their right to a lawyer, the right to remain silent and other procedural rights, but in complicated legal language that is difficult to understand without legal education. …

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