Posts tagged as rights

Lithuania’s short-lived forced isolation rules may have violated people’s rights – report

Monday, November 23, 2020

A short-lived policy last spring when people returning from abroad were forced to isolate in publicly-provided accommodations may have violated their human rights, the Lithuanian parliament’s Ombudsperson’s Office claims in a new report. The report also notes that cases were not considered individually, meaning that factors like a person’s age, gender, state of health and special needs were not taken into account when confining them to a place of isolation…

Anonymous pre-paid SIM card ban in Estonia could violate privacy rights

Thursday, October 22, 2020

While Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications plans to phase out the sale of anonymous prepaid mobile SIM cards does not break any laws of the land, the move would violate individual rights, one lawyer says. Lecturer in constitutional law at the University of Tartu and former presidential adviser Paloma Krõõt Tupay says that the move would: “No doubt restrict individual rights, but the restrictions in themselves would not necessarily…

LGBT rights in Lithuanian elections

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Does the October general elections hold any promise for Lithuania’s LGBTQ community? While some major parties have backslid on issues like legalising same-sex partnership, LGBTQ voters and allies have more choice than in any previous election, argues Simonas Bartulis. Baltics in-depth. LRT English presents a forum of expert voices from the region.  “Overall, there is no freedom for people in Lithuania. There is freedom only for homosexualists [sic], transvestites, and…

A number of children’s rights violations discovered in Latvia

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Last week, the State Inspectorate For Protection Of Children’s Rights (VBTAI) and the Ombudsman discovered a number of children’s rights violations at the religious community “Kalna svētību kopiena” at Brukna Manor. On August 25, in a press conference, the leader of the community, priest Andrejs Mediņš countered the allegations. As LSM already reported  , the inspection of the community revealed that children have been employed in rural works from 10 to…

TV3 extends Baltics rights to EuroLeague and EuroCup

Friday, July 3, 2020

Baltic media group TV3 has agreed a three-season extension to its rights deal with Euroleague Basketball. Under the deal covering the 2020-21 to 2022-23 seasons, the TV3 Sport television channel will air more than 240 live matches during the EuroLeague regular season, plus all the playoffs and Final Four games of the top-tier club competition to its customers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. These games will also be available via…

Sexual minority rights situation in Latvia is the poorest in EU

Monday, February 10, 2020

The situation concerning the rights of sexual minorities in Latvia is still the worst in the European Union, according to the latest Rainbow Europe Index on sexual minority rights in the EU published by ILGA Europe. The report rates how the rights of the LGBTI community are observed in each EU member state, with zero percent as the lowest score and 100% as the highest score. According to the ILGA…

Transfer from Lukiškės prison potentially violated rights of convicts

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Seimas Ombudsman Augustinas Normantas, in his latest thematic report on the human rights situation in detention facilities, notes that following the urgent transfer of convicts from Lukiškės Remand Prison to other prisons, the Seimas Ombudsmen’s Office received a significant number of complaints, and the constant flood of information about the potentially violated rights of transferred convicts has raised his concerns about the current situation. The report presented by the…

Tallinn city council issues building rights for Olympic standard swimming pool

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Tallinn city council at its sitting on Thursday decided that building rights are to be issued for the registered immovables at 14a and 14b Varraku Street in the city’s Lasnamae district with the aim of building an Olympic standard swimming pool next to the Tondiraba Ice Hall in cooperation with the private sector. Tallinn city council chair Tiit Terik said in a press release that plans to establish a swimming…

Latvian minister wants more responsibility for the state in children rights protection

Friday, July 19, 2019

The new children’s rights protection model will delegate more functions to the state, said Latvian Welfare Minister Ramona Petraviča. Justice Ministry together with Welfare Minister are committed to developing a road map before the end of 2019 to suggest solutions in order to form a new institutional model for protection of children’s rights. On top of that, according to Petraviča, soon enough work will commence on the development of a…

Lithuanian, Polish parlt speakers mull their reaction to Russia’s PACE return

Monday, July 1, 2019

The speakers of the Lithuanian and Polish parliament on Saturday night discussed ways for the region’s countries to react to the decision to return Russia to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). “We talked with the Senate speaker that we should consider this issue and maybe such an initiative could arise in Warsaw for us to bring together all countries that agree with the fact that Ukraine…