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The provision of the Law on National Conscription declared unconstitutional

04-07-2017

By its ruling passed today, the Constitutional Court has recognised that Item 7 of Article 3 of the Law on National Conscription, which provides that priests of the religious communities and associations that are traditional in Lithuania and are recognised by the state are exempted from mandatory military service, is in conflict with Article 29 and Paragraph 2 of Article 139 of the Constitution.

The provision of the Code of Criminal Procedure that does not provide for the possibility for the court of appeal instance to refer a case to the court of first instance for reconsideration declared unconstitutional

26-06-2017

By its ruling passed today, the Constitutional Court has declared that Paragraph 4 of Article 320 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (hereinafter referred to as the CCP), impugned by the Court of Appeal of Lithuania, is in compliance with the Constitution, but has recognised that Item 4 of Paragraph 1 of Article 326 of the CCP is in conflict with Paragraph 1 of Article 109 of the Constitution and the constitutional principles of a state under the rule of law and justice,...

The provision of the Law on Waste Management consolidating one of the grounds for revoking the validity of a licence for organising waste management is not in conflict with Constitution

30-05-2017

By its ruling adopted today, the Constitutional Court has recognised that Item 6 of Paragraph 19 of Article 34(23) of the Law on Waste Management, which consolidates one of the grounds for revoking the validity of a licence for organising waste management, is not in conflict with Constitution.

The provision of the Law on Personal Bankruptcy allowing writing off claims for compensation for damage caused by criminal acts ruled unconstitutional

19-05-2017

By its ruling passed today, the Constitutional Court has recognised that Paragraph 7 of Article 29 of the Law on Personal Bankruptcy (LPB) insofar as, at the end of the personal bankruptcy process, claims for compensation for damage caused by intentional criminal acts are written off, is in conflict with Paragraph 2 of Article 30 of the Constitution and the constitutional principles of justice and a state under the rule of law.

The provision according to which the periods completed under employment contracts after 1 January 1995 are not regarded as periods of service taken into account for the purpose of granting a state pension ruled not in conflict with the Constitution

25-01-2017

By its ruling adopted today, the Constitutional Court has recognised that the impugned provision of the Law on the State Pensions of Officials and Servicemen is not in conflict with the Constitution, insofar as it provides that the periods of employment completed after 1 January 1995 under employment contracts in professional fire protection units are not regarded as periods of service to be taken into account for the purpose of granting a state pension of officials and servicemen.

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Dainius Žalimas: The main task of constitutional courts is to ensure that temptations to have free hands for restricting human rights are precluded

12-09-2017

During the session of the first day of the 4th Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (hereinafter referred to as the 4th Congress of the WCCJ), which is taking place in Vilnius at the National Gallery of Art, the participants discussed about the diversity of the concepts of the rule of law and new challenges to the rule of law. During each session of the Congress, introductory statements by key-note speakers are made, prepared on the basis of the questionnaire completed by the participants before the Congress, and are followed by discussions.

The 4th Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice has started

12-09-2017

Today, in Vilnius, at the National Gallery of Art, the 4th Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (hereinafter referred to as the 4th Congress of the WCCJ) has started.

The 4th Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice begins

11-09-2017

In Vilnius, at the National Gallery of Art, the 4th Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (hereinafter referred to as the 4th Congress of the WCCJ) begins. Its topic is “The Rule of Law and Constitutional Justice in the Modern World”. During the five sessions, the participants will discuss the diversity of the concepts of the rule of law in different countries, the role of constitutional courts in ensuring the rule of law, the protection of human constitutional rights, and the independence of constitutional courts.

Representatives from Ukraine’s anti-corruption institutions have visited the Constitutional Court

30-08-2017

President of the Constitutional Court Dainius Žalimas has met with the heads of the National Anti-Corruption Office of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialised Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) of Ukraine, who are on a visit to Lithuania. The purpose of their visit is to become familiarised with the topic of illicit enrichment and how Lithuania deals with it. At the meeting with representatives from the Constitutional Court, its ruling of 15 March 2017 was presented, in which it had been recognised that the provision of the Criminal Code regarding criminal liability for illicit enrichment is not in conflict with the Constitution.

Representatives of the media are invited to apply for accreditation for the 4th Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice

25-08-2017

The 4th Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (4th Congress of the WCCJ), organised by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania in cooperation with the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission), will take place on 12–13 September 2017 in Vilnius. The topic of the 4th Congress of the WCCJ is “The Rule of Law and Constitutional Justice in the Modern World”. Media representatives interested in attending the events of the 4th Congress of the WCCJ are invited to apply for accreditation by 1 September 2017.

 

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