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On the restoration of the validity of a legal act

 

 

PRESIDENT OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL
COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

ANNOUNCEMENT

ON THE RESTORATION OF THE VALIDITY OF PARAGRAPH 3 (WORDING OF 22 DECEMBER 1998) OF ARTICLE 73 OF THE STATUTE OF THE SEIMAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

 

4 April 2006

Vilnius

 

On 14 January 2006, the official gazette Valstybės žinios published an official announcement of the President of the Constitutional Court that till the Constitutional Court announced its ruling in the case subsequent to the petition of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, the petitioner, which had been set forth in the Seimas Resolution “On an Application to the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania with the Petition Requesting an Investigation into whether Paragraph 3 of Article 73 of the Statute of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania is not in Conflict with the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania” of 20 December 2005, requesting to investigate whether the provision “If a group of at least 1/4 of the members of Seimas submits a written demand to form a provisional control or investigation commission, the Seimas must form such a commission in the course of its nearest sitting” of Paragraph 3 of Article 73 of the Statute of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania was not in conflict with, according to the petitioner, the principle of the free mandate of a Seimas member, entrenched in Paragraph 4 of Article 59 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, the validity of Paragraph 3 (wording of 22 December 1998) of Article 73 of the Statute of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania was suspended.

On 4 April 2006, the Constitutional Court adopted the Ruling “On the Compliance of Paragraph 3 (wording of 22 December 1998) of Article 73 of the Statute of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania with the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania” whereby it recognised that that the provision “If a group of at least 1/4 of the members of Seimas submits a written demand to form a provisional <…> commission, the Seimas must form such a commission in the course of its nearest sitting” of Paragraph 3 (wording of 22 December 1998; Official Gazette Valstybės žinios, 1999, No. 5-97) of Article 73 of the Statute of the Seimas is not in conflict with Paragraph 4 of Article 59 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania and the constitutional principle of a state under the rule of law.

Conforming to Paragraph 3 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 the Constitutional Court’s Ruling “On the Compliance of Paragraph 3 (wording of 22 December 1998) of Article 73 of the Statute of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania with the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania” of 4 April 2006 the validity of Paragraph 3 (wording of 22 December 1998) of Article 73 of the Statute of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania shall be restored.

 

President                                                                                                                                                            Egidijus Kūris