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UN Committee calls the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania to establish the National Human Rights Institution until the end of this year

Arminas lydekaThe Committee against Torture positively evaluated the activity of the Human Rights Division of the Seimas Ombudsmen’s Office in undergoing the monitoring of detention places but called the Seimas to make a final decision regarding the establishment of National Human Rights Institution in Lithuania as soon as possible.

On 12-13 May, the Seimas Ombudsman Raimondas Šukys and the Head of the Human Rights Division of the Seimas Ombudsmen’s Office Arminas Lydeka participated in the hearing of the third periodic report of Lithuania under Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. 

When evaluating the activity of the Human Rights Division, the Committee against Torture drew Lithuanian's attention towards its insufficient funding and- low number of employees. However, the Committee against Torture was happy to hear about thirteen monitoring reports, which were produced in a short period, taking into consideration the fact that the Seimas Ombudsmen started implementing national prevention of torture in Lithuania only in the beginning of 2014.

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Ombudsmen of Lithuanian Seimas receive record number of complaints in 2013

140421 normantas aug2013 was a record year for ombudsmen of Lithuania's Parliament who received 1,846 complaints, the most in the last seven years, informs LETA/ELTA.

The statistics were reflected in the activity report for 2013 presented to the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights by the Parliament's Ombudsmen Augustinas Normantas and Raimondas Sukys.

1,382 complaints were related to activities of officials of state institutions and 628 to officials of municipal institutions (of which 164 instances were related to both state and municipal officials).

In 2013, 29% of complaints were found to be valid, i.e. inquiries determined instances of red-tape, misuse of powers by officials or violation of human rights.

44% of complaints were found to be unreasoned, i.e. the described facts of improper administration were not confirmed.

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FRA survey on violalence against women

The Seimas Ombudsmen‘s Office has the honour to give publicity to the results of a new report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights from the world‘s biggest ever survey on violence against women (please see the attached press release).

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