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Lithuania

Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson

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Overview

The Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson (OEOO) is an independent state institution established on 25 May 1999 by the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania (Seimas). The Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson monitors the implementation of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Equal Opportunities of Women and Men and the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Equal Treatment.

The organisation is a predominantly quasi-judicial body [1].

Contact details:

Postal address: Šeimyniškių 1A, Vilnius 09312, Lithuania

Telephone: +370 5 2612728

General email address: mvlgk@lrs.lt

Website: www.lygybe.lt

Contact person for media enquiries:

- To find out more information about the grounds/fields of discrimination covered by the organisation, as well as its powers, activities and structure, please download the detailed profile below:


[1According to a European Commission study on Equality Bodies, predominantly quasi-judicial bodies are “impartial institutions which spend the bulk of their time and resources hearing, investigating and deciding on individual instances of discrimination brought before them” (page 43).