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Lithuanian Update 2002 ]

 


Summary

Contact Information
Office size and structure (including details of staff)
History of the office (Legislation, Terms of reference and Standing instructions)
Aims and current activities (Office activities)
Evaluations/Studies (Details of Publications and Studies)
Additional Details (The relationship and cooperation with the Government, the Parliament, NGO:s, the media and children themselves.)
Country update (A few examples of activities that the Office will accomplish )

SUMMARY

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CONTACT INFORMATION

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Name of Office (In National Language) LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS VAIKO TEISIU APSAUGOS KONTROLIERIAUS ISTAIGA
Name of Office (In English) CHILDREN’S RIGHTS OMBUDSMAN INSTITUTION
Postal Address Subaciaus 5, Vilnius LT-2001
Visiting Address
Telephone +3702 207077 ( Ombudsman)
Fax +3702 207176
Email address : GRIMBR@LRS.LT ( Ombudsman) JUKAZL@LRS.LT ( Assistant)
WWW
Title of Ombudsman Children’s Rights Ombudsman
Name of Ombudsman GRAZINA IMBRASIENE
Name of contact person for ENOC JURGA KAZLAUSKAITE- Ombudsman’s Assistant e-mail: JUKAZL@LRS.LT
OFFICE SIZE AND STRUCTURE

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Number of staff members 8
List of staff members and functions
GRAZINA IMBRASIENE
AURIMAS MISKINIS

AUDRONE SAKALIENE

RAMINTA BUILAITE

JURGITA KAZLAUSKAITE

GRAZINA MACEIKIENE

EVALDAS TUINYLA

EDMUNDAS MATEIKA

Children’s Rights Ombudsman
SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE CHILDREN’S RIGHTS OMBUDSMAN

ADVISOR TO THE CHILDREN’S RIGHTS OMBUDSMAN

OMBUDSMAN’S ASSISTANT

OMBUDSMAN’S ASSISTANT

SPECIALIST ( FINANCIER)

ADMINISTRATOR

PRESS REPRESENTATIVE

 

Administrative Officers
Projects
Summary of annual Budget
Annual budget for 2001 is 443,000 Lt.
Principal sources of funding

Principal source of funding is State budget means.

HISTORY OF THE OFFICE

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Date the office was established 2000 September 1
Initiator of the Ombudsman office:                  

The idea to establish Children’s Ombudsman Institution came out of many conferences held by various Children agencies , institutions and non-governmental organizations. It was decided that to have only one monitoring body is not enough. An Institution that should monitor all regional Children’s Agencies was needed. European practice also made big impact while establishing such an Institution

Steps Involved in establishing office
Major changes in structure, focus and activities
No structural changes have been made since Institution was established.
Terms of reference or Mission Statement
Children’s Rights Ombudsman Law is not translated into any other language, yet.
Standing instructions
AIMS AND CURRENT ACTIVITIES

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Office Activities

Influencing policy development at national level.
Data collection on children
Monitoring the impact of laws/policies on children.
Monitoring the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Individual casework.
Training of professionals or other groups on children
s rights

Other activities:

On the basis of the Children’s Rights Ombudsman Law, an Ombudsman has the right:

- to control the implementation of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child;

-to influence adoption of the new laws and to modify already existing laws, concerning protection of the rights of the child;

-to investigate appeals from individuals or judicial persons on state, governmental authorities, local administration, their officers, non-governmental-organizations and other individuals or judicial person whose actions or inactivities violate or may violate general rights and fundamental freedoms of a child;

-to gain the needed information concerning the protection of the rights of the child;

-to start investigation on his/her own initiative having information about violations of the provisions of the general rights of the child;

-to participate and express his/her opinion in Seimas and Governmental sessions where the question on children’s rights protection is under discussion

Principal themes for work in the current year:

Child participation
Protection from harmful information
Protection from all forms of violence
Sexual exploitation
Children in institutions

Education:

Juvenile justice

EVALUATIONS/STUDIES

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Evaluation of the effectiveness/impact of the office
Annual report on Institutions work should be presented to the Seimas of Republic of Lithuania each year by 1st of April. The first annual report is available in Lithuanian language.
Other publications or studies available

Our Institution co-operates with the Lithuanian National Committee for UNICEF. UNICEF already supported one of our request for assistance for the printing of publications for the office of the Children’s Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Lithuania.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

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COUNTRY UPDATE - 

 

Last edited by Barneombudet March 22, 2004
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