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General rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people to make fact-finding visit to Lithuania

Strasbourg, 25.02.2014 - Robert Biedroń (Poland, SOC), Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) General rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people, will make a fact-finding visit to Lithuania on 27-28 February.

During his stay he will meet with representatives of the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Social Security and Labour. Meetings are also scheduled with the Ombudsman for Gender Equality, members of the Seimas Committee on Human Rights and representatives of NGOs.

The visit is aimed at taking stock of the situation of LGBT people in the country as concerns various issues including gender recognition and protection from discrimination.

A press conference will take place on Friday 28 February at 12 noon at the Press conference room of the Lithuanian parliament.