Though during a meeting with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Lithuanian Parliamentary Speaker spoke proudly about Lithuanian Law on Protection from Domestic Violence, expressed her support for the gender equality and women‘s rights, a couple days later European Court of Human Rights delivered its decision in the second domestic violence case against Lithuania.
If you are mugged late at night because you are wearing a diamond necklace, you can decide not to wear jewelry next time you go out. But what if you are assaulted because of the color of your skin, your ethnicity, your religion?
Today, HRMI released English version of the informational guide “Hate Speech in Lithuania: Frequently Asked Questions”. In recent years, public discussion about the hate speech has intensified. Successful legislative initiatives to ban public denial of genocide and the Soviet aggression perpetrated against Lithuania and the first lawsuits have caused ambiguous response.