Posts tagged as human rights

The Global Elite’s Coup d’Etat that Is Destroying Life as We Know It

By Robert J. Burrowes on Monday, May 3, 2021

Politically savvy individuals know that democracy has rarely existed and probably never outside small groups of humans who deliberately organize themselves to share power or grant it temporarily to one or a small number of people for a particular purpose. In most contexts, ‘democracy’ is simply a label used to deceive the unwary into believing that ordinary people have a say in how we are governed. But this has never…

Latvian Human Rights Activists Condemn Homophobia In China, Latvia And The World

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The issue of human rights of LGBT persons is like a hot potato – hard to spit it out, but also hard to swallow. Despite majority of the public having nothing against the LGBT community, people are afraid to allow them to have the same human rights everyone else has. Governments and politicians also clash when it comes to fully recognizing the human rights of LGBT persons – and communist…

Freedom of speech as a threat to national security of the Baltic States

By Antanas Tubelis on Monday, February 8, 2021

Freedom of speech is one of the basic democratic values. Media Freedom, Freedom of Opinion and Expression are fundamental principles of democratic society. Citizens of any country have the right to receive information from alternative sources. It is important that journalists in any country have the opportunity to do their job without fear of interference from the authorities. Unfortunately, technologies to suppress dissent are currently being used in Europe. In…

Lithuania’s liberal parties to focus on tax breaks, human rights in new coalition

Monday, October 26, 2020

Lithuania’s Liberal Movement and the Freedom Party, who are in talks to form a ruling coalition with the conservative Homeland Union, say they will focus on tax cuts and human rights in the potential centre-right government. The Liberal Movement would like the value-added tax (VAT) and the personal income tax, which were raised after the credit crunch in 2008, to be cut back to the pre-crisis levels. “In the wake…

Beijing outraged at calls by 39 states including Lithuania to respect human rights

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Thirty-nine countries, including Lithuania, have called on China to respect minority rights of Uighurs and other Muslims and expressed concern about the situation in Hong Kong. “We call on China to respect human rights, particularly the rights of persons belonging to religious and ethnic minorities, especially in Xinjiang and Tibet,” said German Representative to the UN Christoph Heusgen, who oversaw the initiative. “We are gravely concerned about the human rights…

Lithuanians reject ‘otherness’, human rights report says

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

A report on human rights in Lithuania has criticsed the country’s rejection of perceived otherness. However, recent years have also seen significant progress. Lithuania is failing to make use of the unique opportunity given to it by being in the European Union, according to the Human Rights in Lithuania 2018–2019 report, carried out by the Human Rights Monitoring Institute (HRMI). The report claims that discrimination on the grounds of gender,…

Greater state security powers no threat to human rights, intelligence chief says

Friday, January 10, 2020

Amendments granting more powers to state security, allowing “preventative conversations,” administrative detention and ID checks, would not violate human rights, Darius Jauniškis, head of the country’s State Security Department, says. “Those amendments have been under consideration for a long time, and I am deeply convinced that it definitely has nothing to do with some human rights violations,” he told the parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defence on Wednesday. “There…

Greater state security powers no threat to human rights, intelligence chief says

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Amendments granting more powers to state security, allowing “preventative conversations,” administrative detention and ID checks, would not violate human rights, Darius Jauniškis, head of the country’s State Security Department, says. “Those amendments have been under consideration for a long time, and I am deeply convinced that it definitely has nothing to do with some human rights violations,” he told the parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defence on Wednesday. “There…

Estonian Foreign minister: Occupation and human rights violations must end

Friday, December 6, 2019

Violation of international law and continued international crises threatened the security of the OSCE region and are harmful to mutual trust, foreign minister Urmas Reinsalu said on Thursday while talking about Georgia and Ukraine. Reinsalu was speaking at the 26th meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Bratislava, Slovakia. “Estonia completely supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and Georgia,” Reinsalu…

Human rights breaches in Hong Kong, Russia and at the US-Mexican border

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

On last Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions taking stock of the human rights situation in Hong Kong, Russia and at the US-Mexican border. Hong Kong The European Parliament calls on the Hong Kong government (HKSAR) to withdraw the proposed and highly controversial amendments to its extradition law, which has caused people in Hong Kong to take to the streets in unprecedented numbers. They fear the new bill could…