Lietuvos žmogaus teisių centras
Smetonos g. 5-311, LT-01115 Vilnius
Contact person Jūratė Juškaitė
The Lithuanian Center for Human Rights is a non-governmental organization which has been operating since 1994 and is one of the oldest human rights education organizations in Lithuania. Since its establishment, the Center has concentrated the efforts of its members and experts in implementing many significant projects in the fields of human rights, education and legal research. Today, the main activities of the center are focused on legal research and public education projects in the fields of racism, xenophobia prevention, and equality. The Lithuanian Center for Human Rights is a small organization of enthusiastic, professional people seeking to contribute to the strengthening of Lithuanian civil society through human rights education.
The main tasks of the Center:
- To disseminate knowledge about the standards of human rights protection recognized in the European Union and throughout the international community, to promote the development of tolerance and to foster respect for diversity.
- Strengthen societal capacity to combat discrimination against vulnerable groups and minorities.
- To raise problematic issues of human rights protection, to initiate scientific research in the field of human rights and to provide solutions to them for the legislators and the Government.
Activities of the Center in the field of development cooperation:
- Informing the public about development cooperation activities;
- Promoting the involvement of citizens and non-governmental organizations in development cooperation activities;
- Development education.