THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF
THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
On 2 July 1996, the Constitutional Court officially announced that the validity of Paragraph 4 of Article 1 and that of Article 30 of the Law on Alcohol Control adopted on 18 April 1995, as well as that of Paragraphs 4 and 5 of Article 1, that of Item 6 of Part 1 of Article 3, as well as Parts 4 and 5 of Article 11, of the Law on Tobacco Control shall be suspended until the pronouncement of the ruling concerning this case by the Constitutional Court.
On 13 February 1997, the Constitutional Court passed its Ruling “On the Compliance of Articles 1 and 30 of the Republic of Lithuania’s Law on Alcohol Control, Articles 1, 3 and 11 of the Republic of Lithuania’s Law on Tobacco Control as well as the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania (No. 179) ‘On the Control over Advertising for Alcohol’ of 2 February 1996 with the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania”.
Conforming to Paragraph 3 of Article 26 of the Law on the Constitutional Court, I announce that from the day that the said Constitutional Court ruling is pronounced the validity of the following shall be restored:
(1) Paragraph 4 of Article 1 of the Law on Alcohol Control of 18 April 1995 as well as Article 30 of the said law except the provision “the criteria for recognising the contents and arrangement of audio or visual information or the ways of transmission thereof as advertising <...>” of Paragraph 3 of the said article;
(2) Paragraph 4 of Article 1 and Paragraph 5 of Article 1 of the Law on Tobacco Control of 20 December 1995 except the provision “and also the products and articles sold in the Republic of Lithuania, and other material information carriers, and services not directly linked with tobacco products and their consumption”, Item 6 of Paragraph 1 of Article 3, Paragraph 4 of Article 11 and Paragraph 5 of Article 5, except its provision “criteria for the recognition of tobacco advertising, according to visual and audio information content, design, and means of presentation <...>”, of the said law.
This announcement shall officially be published in the official gazette “Valstybės žinios” as well as through other mass media.
President of the Constitutional Court
13 February 1997