European Foundation of Human Rights

The court has made a decision – “Jacquet” instead of “Žakė“

After examining the case of the records of surnames of a children with dual citizenship in the records of civil status, Vilnius city District Court has...

A Lithuanian living in Alaska won the surname with "w" (1)

On July 25th 2018 The Vilnius District Court passed yet another verdict on the original spelling case of names and surnames. This time, for a Lithuanian...

Vilnius city employee cleared of inciting hatred against Russians

An employee of the Vilnius City Administration on Wednesday was acquitted of charges of inciting hatred against Russians in his online comments.

Court orders, for 1st time, spelling name with 'q' on main page of Lithuanian passport

The Vilnius Regional Administrative court has for the first time ordered that a foreign surname be spelt with a letter that does not exist in the...

Court orders non-Lithuanian last names in ID cards

The Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Cour t has handed down yet another ruling on spelling of personal names in documents – it ruled that non-Lithuanian...