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On suspending the validity of a legal act

 

PRESIDENT OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT 
OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

ANNOUNCEMENT

ON SUSPENDING THE VALIDITY OF ARTICLE 2 OF THE DECREE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA (NO. 1K-1143) “ON REFERRING THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA’S LAW ON AMENDING THE LAW ON THE REGISTRATION, CONFESSION, AND ENTERING ON THE RECORD OF THE PERSONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA WHO ENGAGED THEMSELVES IN SECRET COLLABORATION WITH THE FORMER USSR SPECIAL SERVICES AND THE PROTECTION OF THOSE WHO CONFESSED IT, WHICH WAS ADOPTED BY THE SEIMAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA, BACK TO THE SEIMAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA FOR REPEATED CONSIDERATION” OF 31 OCTOBER 2007

 

8 January 2008, No. 2B-03
Vilnius

 

By the Constitutional Court’s Decision “On Accepting the Petition of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, the Petitioner, Set Forth in Its 21 December 2007 Resolution ‘On Applying to the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania with the Petition Requesting an Investigation into Whether Article 2 of the 31 October 2007 Decree (No. 1K-1143) of the President of the Republic of Lithuania is not in Conflict with the Constitution’, Requesting an Investigation into Whether Article 2 of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Lithuania (No. 1K-1143) ‘On Referring the Republic of Lithuania’s Law on Amending the Law on the Registration, Confession, Entering on the Record of the Persons of the Republic of Lithuania Who Engaged Themselves in Secret Collaboration with the Former USSR Special Services and Protection of Those Who Confessed It, Which was Adopted by the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Back to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania for Repeated Consideration’ of 31 October 2007 is not in conflict with Article 5, Article 71 and Article 84 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, and with the constitutional principle of a state under the rule of law” of 8 January 2008, the petition of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, the petitioner, set forth in its 21 December 2007 Resolution (No. X-1411) “On Applying to the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania with the Petition Requesting an Investigation into Whether Article 2 of the 31 October 2007 Decree (No. 1K-1143) of the President of the Republic of Lithuania is not in Conflict with the Constitution” requesting an investigation into whether Article 2 of the Decree of the President of the Republic (No. 1K-1143) “On Referring the Republic of Lithuania’s Law on Amending the Law on the Registration, Confession, Entering on the Record of the Persons of the Republic of Lithuania Who Engaged Themselves in Secret Collaboration with the Former USSR Special Services and Protection of Those Who Confessed It, Which was Adopted by the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Back to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania for Repeated Consideration” of 31 October 2007 is not in conflict with Article 5, Article 71, Article 72 and Article 84 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, and with the constitutional principle of a state under the rule of law, was accepted for consideration.

Under Paragraph 4 of Article 106 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, the Seimas resolution requesting for an investigation into the conformity of an act with the Constitution shall suspend the validity of this act.

Conforming to Paragraph 4 of Article 106 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, and Paragraph 2 of Article 26 of the Law on the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania,

I hereby announce that from the day of the publication of this announcement in the official gazette “Valstybės žinios” until the publication of a ruling of the Constitutional Court regarding this case the validity of Article 2 of the Decree of the President of the Republic (No. 1K-1143) “On Referring the Republic of Lithuania’s Law on Amending the Law on the Registration, Confession, Entering on the Record of the Persons of the Republic of Lithuania Who Engaged Themselves in Secret Collaboration with the Former USSR Special Services and Protection of Those Who Confessed It, Which was Adopted by the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Back to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania for Repeated Consideration” of 31 October 2007 shall be suspended.

 

President Egidijus Kūris