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ECRI, ECRI Conclusions on the implementation of the recommendations in respect of LITHUANIA subject to interim follow-up Adopted on 19 March 2014

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Monitoring body


ECRI | European Commission against Racism and Intolerance | Council of Europe

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia Discrimination Ethnic profiling

Target Population

Muslims Migrants Ethnic minorities People with migrant background Refugees & asylum seekers

Key findings

In its report on Lithuania (fourth monitoring cycle), ECRI recommends that the authorities continue in their efforts to train police officers, lawyers, judges and prosecutors on the provisions against racism and racial discrimination and that training be conceived as a periodic recurrence rather than as a one-off event.

The Lithuanian authorities informed ECRI about the Inter-Institutional Action Plan for Promotion of Non-discrimination for 2012–2014, which is coordinated by the Ministry of Social Security and Labour. This plan contains training activities on the promotion of non-discrimination policies for the public sector. It involves various implementing institutions which address the training needs of the target groups mentioned in the recommendation, including the Ministry of the Interior, the National Court Administration Training Centre, and the Prosecutor General’s Office. A total of 19 training seminars are foreseen under this plan, of which nine were already conducted in 2012.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

The working methods for the preparation of the reports involve documentary analyses, a visit to the country concerned, and then a confidential dialogue with the national authorities.

Sample details and representativeness

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