At the working meeting for the 3rd Congress of the Association of Constitutional Justice of the Countries of the Baltic and Black Sea Regions (hereinafter referred to as the BBCJ) and General Assembly held in Tbilisi (Georgia), the Presidents of the Constitutional Courts of Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova, and Ukraine signed the Statement condemning aggression and stressing the necessity to prosecute the persons responsible for it.
The Constitutional Court has been visited by Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Stanislav Shevchuk. In a meeting with President of the Constitutional Court Dainius Žalimas and the justices, he thanked his colleagues from Lithuania for Lithuania’s assistance in improving the work of the court headed by him and for congratulating him as the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. Stanislav Shevchuk stressed that the situation in his court is complicated; therefore, it was not easy for him to decide on the position of the chairman.
The chairman and 18 judges of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation have been held criminally liable for their involvement in committing aggression against Ukraine – the annexation of Crimea. Today is the first of the two dates on which they are summoned for questioning at the Main Military Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine.
The Constitutional Court, continuing its tradition of introducing the public to its activities carried out in the previous year, has issued the annual report for 2017. President of the Constitutional Court Dainius Žalimas summed up in the report not only the most important constitutional problems resolved last year, but also the work done in the fields of international cooperation and public communication.
On the occasion of 16 February – the Day of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania, the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, awarded the President of the Constitutional Court, Dainius Žalimas, the Grand Cross of Commander of the Order of Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas for merits to Lithuania and for promoting the name of this country worldwide.