Lithuania

report 2008

Human rights: impressive legislation but inadequate implementation

Lithuania possesses a splendid legislative foundation for the fulfilment of human rights. However state institutions and business interests perceive human rights as a purely formal matter and an onerous obligation (not so much to Lithuanian citizens, but to foreign partners). This attitude has been a serious obstacle to full implementation of current legislation

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In terms of gender equity Lithuania places itself above the European average, and in a better condition than most of its neighbours. However, it is still far from reaching the desired level of equality among Lithuanian men and women.

Human Rights International Treaties
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ILO Conventions
C 87 C 98 C 105 C 100 C 111C 138 C 182
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