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The Seimas Ombudsman encourages respecting human rights in the Refugees Reception Centre

16 September 2014

20140722 1238562After a visit to the Refugees Reception Centre, the Seimas Ombudsman Augustinas Normantas addressed the State Food and Veterinary Service with a request to organize an inspection of food control in the Refugees Reception Centre. The Seimas Ombudsman also requested the head of Kaunas Public Health Centre to organize an inspection of public health safety there.

In addition, Kaunas district fire and rescue board was asked to perform ane inspection concerning fire and emergency prevention in the Refugees Reception Centre.

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The Seimas Ombudsman expresses concern regarding human rights violations in the psychiatric clinic of Šiauliai hospital

9 September 2014

psichiatrijos lovaThe Seimas Ombudsman Augustinas Normantas questioned whether the personnel of psychiatric clinic properly cares for patients and their rights are not violated.

In the human rights report on the situation in the psychiatric clinic of Šiauliai hospital, the Seimas Ombudsman noted that the psychiatrists do not inform patients about the applied treatment and its efficiency. Moreover, they do not provide information on the prescribed medicines and a possibility to refuse medical interventions.

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The State Boarder Guard Service will eliminate human rights violations at Frontier Stations

22 August 2014

pasienis kontrole-300x225The Seimas Ombudsman Augustinas Normantas identified significant human rights violations in Švenčioniai, G. Žagunis, Dievenišikiai, Pavoverė, Adutiškis, Tverečius and Puškai Frontier Stations of Vilnius and Ignalina Frontier Districts. However, a Commander of the State Boarder Guard Service assured that the vast majority of them will be eliminated utill the end of this year..

“Such benevolence of the Commander of the State Boarder Guard Service towards implementation of recommendations of the Seimas Ombudsman could be a good example to other institutions which by performing their obligations often violate human rights,” pointed the Seimas Ombudsman A.Normantas.

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