President of ECtHR visited Vilnius University

President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), Robert Spano, visited Vilnius University on 29 April. There, he met with representatives of the University and the Rector, Professor Rimvydas Petrauskas, and took part in a discussion on the European Convention on Human Rights. President Robert Spano, Lithuanian Judge Egidijus Kūris, and Deputy Registrar Abel Read more

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Online Discussion “Constructing the Human Right to a Healthy Environment”

What would the next generation of human rights include? Are the states ready to expand their obligations regarding environment? On March 24, we discussed the relation between human rights and environment with John Knox, Henry C. Lauerman professor of international law at Wake Forest University School of Law. The discussion was led by Dr. Donatas Read more

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VU Law Professor: Migration at the Border of Belarus is Neither Legal nor Illegal

Migrants entering Lithuania from Belarus are subject to lower standards, which may also lead to disregarding the rights of other vulnerable groups by labeling them as a threat, says Aurelijus Gutauskas, professor at the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University and judge at the Supreme Court of Lithuania. In the VU podcast „Science without Sermons“, Read more

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Dr. Erika Leonaitė appointed as Seimas Ombudsman

Dr. Erika Leonaitė yesterday was appointed as Seimas Ombudsman by Seimas of Republic of Lithuania. Congratuliations to the lecturer of Department of Public Law at VU Faculty of Law! This institution performs monitoring of human rights; advices to authorities on human rights issues; organizes education and information of the public on human rights, dissemination of Read more

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Vilnius University Faculty of Law experts participate in EU funded Twinning project in Azerbaijan

On August 9-13, 2021, Vilnius University, Faculty of Law experts – prof. dr. Jurgita Paužaitė-Kulvinskienė, dr. Dovilė Pūraitė-Andrikienė, assoc. prof. dr. Ilona Michailovič and associate professor of practice Arūnas Meška went to the capital of Azerbaijan Baku. In recent months, during the activities of the European Union-funded Twinning Program project “Strengthening the capacity of State bodies and Read more

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Online Discussion “Protection of human rights in practice”

Human rights promotion would not be achieved without tremendous work done by human rights defenders. On April 22, we discussed human rights promotion with Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius, the chair of Lithuanian Parliament Committee on Human Rights of Lithuanian Parliament. During the discussion we deepened the knowledge on human rights promotion from the standpoint of human Read more

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Become Vilnius University Student for a Day

We are excited to invite you to Become Vilnius University Student for a Day, the event taking place on 19-30 April. This is a great opportunity to step into the shoes of VU students and be part of online lectures or seminars. Lecturers and current students look forward to welcoming you! Why to join Become Read more

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Prof. Aurelijus Gutauskas was elected as a member of the Group of Experts on the Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

Committee of the Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings elected the Chairman of the Criminal Cases Division of the Supreme Court of Lithuania and a Professor of Criminal Justice at Vilnius University (VU) Faculty of Law Aurelijus Gutauskas to be a member of the Group of Experts Read more

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The implementation of the Twinning project in Azerbaijan starts

On 30 June 2020 the European Union Delegation to Azerbaijan announced that Lithuanian institutions together with Austrian colleagues were awarded the contract to implement EU Twinning Project “Strengthening the capacity of State bodies and local level referral mechanisms to provide safety and support to victims of domestic violence in Azerbaijan”. The leading member state in the project Read more

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Invitation to participate in the simulation of the WTO negotiations

The Model WTO is the biggest simulation of the WTO negotiations which will take place from the 2nd to the 9th of April 2020 in St. Gallen and Geneva, at the Graduate Institute and the WTO Headquarters. The conference aims to bring together 72 bright students from all over the world who will represent 12 countries in Read more

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