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The actions of Seimas member Kęstutis Pūkas specified in the conclusion of the Special Investigation Commission are in conflict with the Constitution

19-12-2017

In its conclusion presented today, the Constitutional Court has held that the actions of Seimas member Kęstutis Pūkas specified in the conclusion of the Special Investigation Commission for Impeachment against Seimas Member Kęstutis Pūkas, which were performed with regard to the persons holding the positions of the secretaries assistants of the same member of the Seimas and the persons applying for these positions, are in conflict with the Constitution. By these actions, Seimas member Kęstutis Pūkas has grossly violated the Constitution and breached the oath.

The provision of the Law on the President according to which the spouse of the President of the Republic has the right to be provided with housing under a loan-for-use agreement declared unconstitutional

15-12-2017

By its ruling passed today, the Constitutional Court has recognised that Paragraph 4 of Article 23 of the Law on the President, which establishes the right of the spouse of the President of the Republic who is in office or upon the expiry of his/her office and where the President of the Republic dies, if he/she so desires, to be provided with housing (residential premises) under a loan-for-use agreement in accordance with the procedure established by the Government, is in conflict with Paragraph 2 of Article 29 and Article 90 of the Constitution, as well as the constitutional principle of a state under the rule of law.

The provisions of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights regarding the right of a court to decide on the amount of royalties to be awarded were not in conflict with the Constitution

01-12-2017

By its ruling passed today, the Constitutional Court has recognised that Paragraph 3 of Article 86 (wording of 12 October 2006) of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights (Autorių teisių ir gretutinių teisių įstatymas (ATGTĮ), hereinafter referred to as ATGTĮ), according to which a court, where it established that works or subject matter of related rights had been used without a licence of a collective administration association, could take a decision to exact from the user twice the amount of the royalties that would have been payable under the granted licence, was not in conflict with Paragraph 1 of Article 29 and Paragraph 1 of Article 109 of the Constitution, as well as the constitutional principles of justice and a state under the rule of law.

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.

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The President of the Constitutional Court is on a visit to Kiev

17-01-2018

The President of the Constitutional Court, Dainius Žalimas, is on a visit to Kiev at the invitation of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

The Constitutional Court is providing expert assistance to Ukraine

16-12-2017

Under the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Programme (TAIEX) of the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission, the Constitutional Court has consulted lawyers from the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. The purpose of the consultations was to share the experience of the Constitutional Court in preparing its final acts.

Lawyers from Belarus and Ukraine were interested in the activity of the Constitutional Court

14-12-2017

The President of the Constitutional Court is on a visit to Warsaw

11-12-2017

On 11 December, the President of the Constitutional Court, Dainius Žalimas, and the Secretary General, Ingrida Danėlienė, left for a visit to Warsaw, where they will meet with the President of the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland, Julia Przylębska.

The Constitutional Court was visited by a delegation led by the Minister of Justice of Latvia

01-12-2017

On 1 December, a delegation led by Dzintars Rasnačs, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Latvia, visited the Constitutional Court. The aim of the visit was to become acquainted with the activity of the Constitutional Court and discuss possibilities for closer cooperation and the exchange of information in the future.

 

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