Human Rights Monitoring Institute. The research was conducted and the study was prepared by:
Guzevičiūtė, J., Liutkevičius, K., Mickevič, A., Lankauskas, M., Protection of Hate Crime Victims’ Rights: the case of Lithuania
Human Rights Monitoring Institute. The research was conducted and the study was prepared by: Guzevičiūtė, J., Liutkevičius, K., Mickevič, A., Lankauskas, M., Protection of Hate Crime Victims’ Rights: the case of LithuaniaView full Research
Type of publication
Study - qualitative research
Area/location of interest
Not applicable - national level
Type of Institution
Civil society organisation
Lithuania, Human Rights Monitoring Institute
Main Thematic Focus
The research reveals a gap between the EU legal standards and their implementation in Lithuania where both regulation and practice are concerned. Current Lithuanian legislation falls far short of realising the guarantees and rights afforded to crime victims under the EU Directive on Victims’ Rights. The practice of victims’ rights implementation suffers from a number of distinct problems as well. Offence classification is often inaccurate where hate crimes are concerned leading to instances of hate crime being labelled as hooliganism. Law-enforcement officers also lack training and often fail to adequately ensure hate crime victims’ procedural rights and their physical protection.
Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)
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