National Human Rights Forum | 2022

National Human Rights Forum | 2022 is holding a series of events dedicated to the topic of migration.

Discussion | “Protection of vulnerable persons’ rights in the face of threats”

During the event, insights will be shared by:

  • Tetiana Barantsova– authorised representative of the Government of Ukraine for the rights of persons with disabilities, chair of the board of international organisation of displaced persons with disabilities Svit Ukrainy.
  • Giedrius Viganauskas– Chief specialist at Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior.
  • Klementina Gruzdienė– Hhead of Alytus association Lietaus Vaikai.
  • Dovilė Juodkaitė– President of Lithuanian Disability Forum.
  • Eglė Samuchovaitė– Head of Asylum and Migration Program, Lithuanian Red Cross.

The discussion will be moderated by Raigardas Musnickas (journalist, editor at “Žinių Radijas”).

When? December 9, 2022 | from 10:15 a.m. to – 11:30 a.m.

Where? Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania conference hall (5th floor)

During the event, translation to Ukrainian / Lithuanian and sign languages will be ensured.

Discussion | “Lithuania’s openness to refugees: (un)learned lessons”

During the event, insights will be shared by:

  • Jack Twiss Quarles van Ufford– Ambassador of the Netherlands in Lithuania.
  • Agneta Ladek– Adviser to the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania.
  • Erika Leonaitė – Seimas Ombudsperson, Head of the Seimas Ombudspersons’ Office.
  • Vladimiras Siniovas– UNHCR Lietuva, Legal Officer.
  • Laura Perevičiūtė– Ministry of Social Security and Labour, Head of Foreigners Integration Group.
  • Živilė Dambrauskaitė– author of the study “Migration from Belarus and Economic, Social and Political Integration of Immigrants in Lithuania”.
  • Matteo deBellis – researcher on migration and asylum at Amnesty International (International Secretariat – Europe Regional Office).

The discussion wil be moderated by Roberta Tracevičiūtė (journalist of political affairs).

When? December 9, 2022 | from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Where? Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania atrium space (3rd floor) and online on portal (live broadcasting)

During the event, translation to / from English and sign languages will be ensured.

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To participate, please register: here

Additional information and full National Human Rights Forum | 2022 program can be accessed: here