Lithuania’s alleged complicity in the CIA’s rendition and secret detention programme remained under scrutiny. LGBTI people continued to face discrimination. Measures taken in response to the COVID-19 virus negatively affected women.
On 26 April 2023, Amnesty International submitted a third-party intervention to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in the case of C.O.G.G and Others v Lithuania. Amnesty International’s written submissions focus on Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights and the principle of...
April 26, 2023
In 2021, thousands of people began arriving at Lithuania’s borders with Belarus with the intention of seeking asylum in the EU. Lithuanian authorities responded by adopting laws that curtailed the right to seek asylum, codified arbitrary detention and led to numerous human rights violations. This...
June 27, 2022
Amnesty International is deeply concerned by the recent attacks against LGBTI people in Lithuania. In August, a series of arson attacks were directed at the premises of the Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) – the national LGBT rights organization – and the apartment of its Executive Director...
September 10, 2018
The release in December 2014 of a 524-page summary of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” has provided additional detail regarding the CIA’s ill-conceived and presidentially authorized foray into...
January 20, 2015
Censorship and Freedom of Expression
Amnesty International’s Fight Discrimination in Europe campaign tackles most forms of discrimination including on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. Despite the considerable advances in recent years, LGBTI people in Europe continue to be bullied at school, excluded from employment...
May 17, 2014
In June 2011, the Committee against Torture (the Committee) expressed concern over Finland’s compliance with the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Amnesty International is submitting this briefing to assist the Committee in identifying ongoing...
May 17, 2013