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Legal Protection of Vulnerable Groups in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland

Trends and Perspectives

  • Provides a unique overview of legal protection of vulnerable groups in the North-Eastern European region

  • Offers a fresh take at the legal status of vulnerable groups and their legal protection

  • Presents an in-depth comparative analysis of the regulation and practice of legal protection of vulnerable groups

Part of the book series: European Union and its Neighbours in a Globalized World (EUNGW, volume 8)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Vulnerable Groups: Defining the Ever-Changing Concept

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Definition of Vulnerable Groups

      • Agnė Limantė, Artūras Теrеškinas
      Pages 3-27
  3. Legal Protection of Groups with Circumstantial Vulnerability

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 223-223
    2. Developing a Child-Friendly Juvenile Justice System in Lithuania

      • Eglė Kavoliūnaitė-Ragauskienė
      Pages 225-246
    3. The Dignity of Punishment: Vulnerable Prisoners’ Rights in Lithuania

      • Simonas Nikartas, Liubovė Jarutienė
      Pages 247-262
    4. Domestic Violence Against Women in Lithuania and Poland: Seeking Adequate Protection of Victims

      • Ilona Michailovič, Svetlana Justickaja, Rūta Vaičiūnienė, Joanna Beata Banach-Gutierrez
      Pages 263-286
    5. Chasing the High: Drug Users as a Vulnerable Group in Lithuania

      • Mindaugas Lankauskas, Aurelijus Gutauskas
      Pages 309-325
  4. Protection of Minorities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 327-327

About this book

This book analyses the current legal situation and protection of vulnerable groups in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland. In recent decades, national legislation in many European states has especially focused on vulnerable groups with the aim of securing their enhanced protection and social inclusion. This trend is also noticeable in North-Eastern Europe, where the legal frameworks are constantly being revised to address the needs of vulnerable parts of society, including women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, and minorities, as well as prisoners and victims of crime. But despite these positive changes, many challenges persist.

In this book, the authors provide a comprehensive, comparative analysis of legal regulations and practices intended to protect vulnerable groups in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland, and in the process, share insights into the current situation and trends in this often-overlooked region. Part I introduces readers to the topic by defining the concept of vulnerable groups and elaborating on its understanding in the European and national contexts. Part II analyses the legal protection of groups characterised by inherent and/or circumstantial vulnerability, while Part III addresses specific crime-related vulnerability issues in the target region. In closing, Part IV puts the spotlight on three specific vulnerable groups in the discussed countries.



Keywords

  • Vulnerable groups
  • Vulnerable groups in Baltic States
  • Vulnerable groups in Poland
  • Children rights
  • Women rights
  • Elderly rights
  • Rights of persons with disability
  • Prisoners’ rights
  • Victims’ rights
  • Minorities in Europe

Editors and Affiliations

  • Law Institute, Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences, Vilnius, Lithuania

    Agnė Limantė, Dovilė Pūraitė-Andrikienė

About the editors

Dr. Agnė Limantė is a chief researcher at the Law Institute of the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences. She has received an MA in EU law from King’s College London and a PhD degree from Vilnius University, Lithuania. Her particular research interests include human rights, family law and private international family law. Overall, after defending her PhD thesis, dr. Limantė has published over 30 scientific papers in national and international journals or as chapters of books.

Dr. Dovilė Pūraitė-Andrikienė is a researcher and the Head of Legal System Research Department of the Law Institute of the Centre for Social Sciences of Lithuania. She has received a PhD degree from Vilnius University, Lithuania. Dr Pūraitė-Andrikienė is an expert of Lithuanian and comparative constitutional law, constitutional justice procedure, human rights. She also teaches at the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University and is a postdoctoral fellow of this faculty.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Legal Protection of Vulnerable Groups in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland

  • Book Subtitle: Trends and Perspectives

  • Editors: Agnė Limantė, Dovilė Pūraitė-Andrikienė

  • Series Title: European Union and its Neighbours in a Globalized World

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06998-7

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Law and Criminology, Law and Criminology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-06997-0Published: 28 August 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-07000-6Published: 29 August 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-06998-7Published: 27 August 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2524-8928

  • Series E-ISSN: 2524-8936

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 409

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Human Rights, Private International Law, International & Foreign Law, Comparative Law

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eBook USD 84.99
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Softcover Book USD 109.99
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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book USD 109.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
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