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Ausra Padskocimaité

PhD candidate in Public International Law at the Faculty of Law and the Uppsala Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies (UCRS), at Uppsala University.

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Articles by Ausra Padskocimaité

  1. LGBT-Rights in post-conditionality Lithuania One Step Forward, One Step Back

    Even though the EU’s conditionality per se did not make Lithuanian people more tolerant, it may have created the conditions for winning hearts and minds in the long run. Despite the fact that the majority of LGBT persons continue to hide their sexual or gender identity (in 2012, 81% did so at school and 55% at work), the problems they face are no longer invisible, and even backlash-like developments contribute to sparking a debate. On June 18, 2016 a march for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights, known as the Baltic Pride parade, took place in Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius.

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