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On the suspension of the validity of a legal act

 

PRESIDENT OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL
COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

ANNOUNCEMENT

ON THE SUSPENSION 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

11 January 2006

Vilnius

By the Constitutional Court’s Decision “On Accepting the Petition of a Petitioner” of 11 January 2006, the petition of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, the petitioner, set forth in the Seimas Resolution (No. X-455) “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 an investigation into 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 or its nearest sitting” of Paragraph 3 of Article 73 of the Statute of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania is not in conflict with the principle of a free mandate of a Seimas member, entrenched in Paragraph 4 of Article 59 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, was accepted for consideration.

Under Paragraph 4 of Article 160 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, the resolution of the Seimas asking 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 160 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 when this announcement is officially published in the official gazette Valstybės žinios till the Constitutional Court pronounces its ruling in this case, the validity of Paragraph 3 (wording of 22 December 1998) of Article 73 of the Statute of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, adopted by the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania on 17 February 1994, shall be suspended.

 

President                                                                                                                                                      Egidijus Kūris