Human Rights Monitoring Institute (Žmogaus teisių stebėjimo institutas-ŽTSI) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit public advocacy organisation based in Vilnius (LT). Since its establishment in 2003, HRMI has been advocating for full compliance of national laws and policies with international human rights obligations and working to ensure that rights are real and effective in practice.
The team of HRMI lawyers and public policy experts carries out research , drafts legal and policy briefings , compiles reports to international human rights bodies, undertakes strategic cases before domestic and international courts, provides expert consultations and legal services , engages in various national and international projects , delivers conventional and distance trainings to law enforcement officers and other professionals. In 2012, HRMI was appointed the national operator of the EEA Grants NGO Programme in Lithuania.
Among its fields of activity, the Institute focuses of freedom of expression, privacy and digital rights.