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The extension of the possibility of holding multiple citizenship is allowed only by amending the Constitution in a referendum

20-10-2017

By its decision adopted today, the Constitutional Court has stated that, according to the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, as long as Paragraph 2 of Article 12 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania is not amended by referendum, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania may not establish by law that citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who have departed from the Republic of Lithuania after the restoration of the independence of the Republic of Lithuania on 11 March 1990 and who have acquired citizenship of a member state of the European Union and/or the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation may be citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and another state at the same time.

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.

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Dainius Žalimas: No one can protect the Constitution if we do not perceive its importance in our hearts

02-11-2017

At the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, which took place at the Vilnius City Hall, President of the Constitutional Court Dainius Žalimas, when congratulating all in attendance on the occasion of the birthday of the Constitution, emphasised that the stability of the Constitution depends on each individual – its importance must be perceived in their hearts.

Commemorative plaques unveiled on the Day of the Constitution

27-10-2017

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, the facade of the Constitutional Court was decorated with commemorative plaques to memorialise the Act of Independence of Lithuania of 16 February 1918 and the Act of 11 March 1990 on the Re-establishment of the Independent State of Lithuania.

The Constitutional Court will implement the project funded from the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme

24-10-2017

The Constitutional Court will once again implement the project “Assistance to the Constitutional Courts of Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine in Ensuring the Implementation and Protection of the Principles of the Rule of Law in the Context of the Regional Challenges”, which is financed under the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

BBCJ condemns the pressure put by the President of the Republic of Moldova on the Constitutional Court of the country

20-10-2017

The Association of Constitutional Justice of the Countries of the Baltic and Black Sea Regions (BBCJ) (hereinafter also referred to as the Association) expresses its deep concern with regard to the pressure exercised by the President of the Republic of Moldova and his interference with the activity of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova.

The participants of the 4th Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice have issued the Vilnius Communiqué

03-10-2017

The participants of the 4th Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (WCCJ) have issued the Vilnius Communiqué, which draws attention to the fact that the principle of the rule of law constitutes the cornerstone of every legal system in the modern world, where it is integrally linked to democracy and the protection of human rights. The Vilnius Communiqué also emphasises that a number of courts have come under pressure from the executive and the legislative powers of their respective countries, but also from the media.

 

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