Lithuania


New collaboration seeks to counter disinformation in the media

A new collaboration between the media, civil society and military communications experts seeks to combat the problem of disinformation in the media. Read more

New collaboration seeks to counter disinformation in the media

A potentially positive step forward for NGO funding

At a meeting in April, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis expressed support for the creation of an NGO fund. At the same time, civil society organizations have expressed concerns about potential limitations on free expression stemming from draft amendments to consumer rights legislation. Read more

A potentially positive step forward for NGO funding

ECHR rules in favour of Lithuanian NGO's case on free expression

In a judgment delivered on 30th January 2018, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Lithuanian government had unreasonably restricted the freedom of expression. Read more

ECHR rules in favour of Lithuanian NGO's case on free expression

New family law a blow to gender equality in Lithuania

On 3rd November 2017, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė signed the controversial Law on the Strengthening of the Family, despite calls from over 100 NGOs and academics to veto it. Read more

New family law a blow to gender equality in Lithuania

Expression

Lithuania’s press is free, with a mix of publicly and privately-owned outlets in operation. Political parties may not directly own media companies however there is a lack of transparency concerning media ownership. Read more


Peaceful Assembly

Peaceful assembly is protected in Lithuania however organisers of gatherings of more than 10 persons must notify the police in advance. Read more


Association

The freedom to form associations is constitutionally protected, as is the right to form trade unions. Read more


Lithuania - Overview

Civil society is free to form, organise and assemble in Lithuania, while free speech is mostly respected. Read more


Legal reforms on court reporting rejected by the President

Lithuania's Pride Parade proceeds without incident, as the President vetoes amendments to the Penal Code Read more