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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.

The Programme of the 4th Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice has been announced

25-08-2017

Five sessions of the 4th Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (4th Congress of the WCCJ) will address the varying concepts of the rule of law in different states, the role of constitutional courts in ensuring the rule of law, the protection of constitutional human rights, and the independence of constitutional courts. The 4th Congress of the WCCJ will take place in Vilnius on 12–13 September 2017.

Dainius Žalimas: We are not indifferent to the destiny of the states with which we share a common past and are currently united by common challenges

28-07-2017

President of the Constitutional Court Dainius Žalimas has participated in the celebration of the Constitution Day in Chisinau (Moldova).

Dainius Žalimas: I regret that the Lithuanian people will continue not to have access to all effective European means of protecting constitutional rights

29-06-2017

President of the Constitutional Court Dainius Žalimas regrets that Lithuania remains one of the last states in Europe not to grant its citizens the right to use effective means of the protection of human rights. As the Seimas has not approved the amendments to the Constitution meant to establish the institution of an individual constitutional complaint, Lithuanian citizens, at least until 2020, will not have the opportunity to directly defend their constitutional rights before the Constitutional Court.

The annual conference of the Lithuanian and Latvian Constitutional Courts discussed the principles and criteria for legality assessment

09-06-2017

On 7–9 June, the fifteenth conference of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania and the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia took place in Riga. This year, its topic was “Legality (Lawfulness) Assessment in the Judgements of the Constitutional Court: Principles and the Criteria of Assessment”.

The provisions of the constitutional doctrine laid down in the acts of the Constitutional Court passed in 2014–2016 have appeared in a new publication

01-06-2017

The Constitutional Court has produced an electronic publication, which contains and systematises the provisions of the official constitutional doctrine laid down in its acts adopted in 2014–2016. This is already the third publication aimed at making the living jurisprudential Constitution set forth in separate passages of a large number of acts of the Constitutional Court easier to grasp and more convenient to apply.