Ewelina Dobrowolska

Date of birth


Work experience

Since 11-12-2020


Minister of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania

Since 17-11-2020

Member of the Parliament

•  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)



Member of the Council
Vilnius City Municipality 
•  Chairperson of the Petitions Commission
•  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 Program for Social Roma Integration in Vilnius for 2020–2023



Head of the Working Group on the Draft Law on National Minorities
Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania 
•  Leader the Working Group on the Draft Law on National Minorities
•  The Working Group prepared a draft law and transferred it to the Ministry of Culture



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 hate crimes and the language of hate in Lithuania”


Assistant Attorney 
•  Representation of natural and legal persons in courts and public authorities. Drawing up of procedural documents,

provision of legal advice


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


Company “Skolų išieškojimo biuras”
•  Drawing up of procedural documents, coordination of contracts


Education and training



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



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 organized by the European Foundation of Human Rights

28 October 2014

A lecture on human rights “The situation of national minorities in Lithuania” organized 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” organized 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

organized 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)
•  Concerning the change of gender records in identity documents
•  Concerning the desecration of the national anthem
•  Concerning the hate speech




Meeting with Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland


Meeting with Anna Fotyga, Polish Member of the European Parliament


Meeting with the representative of the Federal Union of European Nationalities


Human rights lunch hosted by the Swedish Embassy to Lithuania


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


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



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



Lithuanian, Polish and English (fluent), Russian


Married, has a son

Leisure activities

Chess, angling, family trips



Last updated: 03-01-2023