Gintaras Goda

Justice

Gintaras Goda was born on 13 June 1965 in the Švenčionys region. In 1990, he graduated from the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University. In 1990–1991, he studied at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), where he obtained his master’s degree in law. Since 1991, he has lectured at the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University and, since 2020, has been a partnership professor at this faculty.

In 1995, he defended his PhD thesis at Vilnius University. From 1995 to 2002, he worked as a research fellow at the Law Institute of Lithuania and as a consultant at the Court of Appeal of Lithuania, the Ministry of Justice, and the Legal Department of the Office of the Seimas; in 1996–2002, he held the position of a member of the Central Electoral Commission. In 2002–2005, he was a judge of the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania and, as from July 2005, he was a judge of the Supreme Court of Lithuania. Gintaras Goda participated in internships at various higher schools and legal institutions in Germany and Austria.

He contributed to drafting various laws and was a member of the working group for preparing the Code of Criminal Procedure. He is the author and co-author of a scientific monograph, several textbooks, books, and a number of scientific articles on issues related to criminal procedure law.

He was appointed a justice of the Constitutional Court in March 2017.