Curriculum Vitae

Evelina Dobrovolska - Minister of Justice 

Date of birth 16-08-1988
Work experience  
Since 17-11-2020 Member of the Committee on Audit
•  Member of the Petitions Commission
•  Provisional member of the Parliamentary Group for Development Cooperation and Reproductive Health and Rights
•  Member of the Parliamentary Group for Relations with Hong Kong (People’s Republic of China)
22-01-2020–13-11-2020 Councillor
Vilnius City Municipality 
•  Chairperson of the Petitions Commissio
•  Member of the Committee on Municipal Development
•  Head of the Working Group on Roma Integration in Vilnius
•  Initiated servicing of applicants in writing in other languages at Vilnius City Municipality
•  Initiated, drafted and approved the Programme for Social Roma Integration in Vilnius for 2020–2023
2019–2020 Head of the Working Group on the Draft Law on National Minorities
Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania 
•  Leading the Working Group on the Draft Law on National Minorities
•  In July 2020, the working group prepared a draft law and transferred it to the Ministry of Culture
2020 Preparation of e-training material
Lithuanian Police School 
•  Preparation of the e-training material on “Evaluation of offensive comments and stereotypes. Statistics, latency and problem aspects of hate crimes and hate speech” within the framework of a project entitled “Promoting effective response to 
2011–01-11-2020 Assistant Attorney 
•  Representation of natural and legal persons in courts and public authorities. Drawing up of procedural documents, provision of legal advice
2012–01-11-2020 Legal services
Public Institution European Foundation of Human Rights 
•  Agreements on legal services in relation to provision of legal advice and representation in public, international, European Union and law enforcement authorities
•  Preparation of shadow reports on the situation of human rights in Lithuania, representation of the Foundation in working groups while drafting laws
2010–2011 Lawyer
UAB Skolų išieškojimo biuras 
•  Drawing up of procedural documents, coordination of contracts
Education and training  
2011–2013 Internet and Technologies Law (incomplete Master of Laws)
Mykolas Romeris University 
•  Courses attended: information security and protection, e-commerce, law infringements in electronic space, etc.
•  Master’s thesis not written and not defended
2007–2011 Law and Penitentiary Regulation (Bachelor of Laws)
Mykolas Romeris University 
Presentations (provision of training)  
27 September 2012 A lecture for fourth-year students of public administration at Mykolas Romeris University on public institutions and their legal regulation in Lithuania
15 March 2014 A lecture on the situation of national minorities in Lithuania organised by the European Foundation of Human Rights
28 October 2014 A lecture on human rights “The situation of national minorities in Lithuania” organised by the European Foundation of Human Rights
10 December 2014 A lecture “Human Rights in Lithuania” to commemorate the Human Rights Day, Mykolas Romeris University
18 March 2015 A conference entitled “European Action Week Against Racism” organised by Amnesty International, the Association of International Students of Mykolas Romeris University and the European Foundation of Human Rights, presentation topic: “Is Lithuania a Tolerant Country?"
March 2016 A report entitled “Protection of human rights (HR) in business: what is important and why? How business contributes to HR protection. Problem issues in Lithuania and the greatest challenges” delivered to the members of the Responsible Business Association of Lithuania. Seminar participants were acquainted with legal regulation, most common violations in the areas of discrimination and privacy protection, etc.
10 December 2019 “The experiences of transgender people in Lithuania: from stigma to acceptance” in the National Human Rights Forum organised by the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson
15 October 2018 A report on the situation of national minorities delivered in a conference entitled “Legal Regulation of National Minorities: Theory and Practice”
Cases won  Concerning the original spelling of the names of persons in the records of civil status and identity documents (Pauwels, Mickiewicz, Wardyn, Malgorzata, Jacquet and other cases. Over 50 cases won, see
•  Concerning the change of gender records in identity documents
•  Concerning the desecration of the national anthem
•  Concerning the hate speech (see, etc.
18/11/2020 Meeting with Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland 
25/08/2020 Meeting with Anna Fotyga, Polish Member of the European Parliament 
13/09/2019 Meeting with the representative of the Federal Union of European Nationalities 
21/06/2019 Human rights lunch hosted by the Swedish Embassy to Lithuania
11/05/2019 Meeting with the representatives from the election observation mission of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe 
06/06/2018 Meeting with Iryna Ulasiuk and Anton Petrenko Thomsen, representatives of the High Commissioner on National Minorities of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe 
Honorary titles and awards  
2019 Award for a significant contribution to the improvement of human rights situation in Lithuania (Swedish Embassy to Lithuania, Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson
Other information  
Languages Lithuanian, Polish and English (fluent), Russian  
Family Married, has a son
Leisure activities Chess, angling, family trips


Last updated: 18-01-2021