Lithuania regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Lithuania's Criminal Code contains a combination of general and specific penalty-enhancement provisions and a substantive offence. Data are collected by the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior and the Prosecutor General's Office. Data are not made publicly available.
A new training programme for police officers, "Officers' action in cases of hate crime", was developed and is being delivered.
A Criminal Code provision on incitement to violence was amended to include age and disability as protected characteristics.
In its "Concluding observations on the fourth periodic report of Lithuania", the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended that the Lithuanian authorities encourage the reporting of hate crimes and ensure their prompt identification and registration as such, including through the establishment of a comprehensive and disaggregated data-collection system.
ODIHR observes that Lithuania has not made public reliable data and statistics on hate crimes.