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Act of 11 March

SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

ACT

 On the Re-establishment of the Independent State of Lithuania

The Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania, expressing the will of the nation, decrees and solemnly proclaims that the execution of the sovereign powers of the State of Lithuania abolished by foreign forces in 1940 is re-established, and henceforth Lithuania is again an independent state.

The Act of Independence of 16 February 1918 of the Council of Lithuania and the Resolution of 15 May 1920 of the Constituent Assembly (Seimas) on the re-established democratic State of Lithuania never lost their legal effect and comprise the constitutional foundation of the State of Lithuania.

The territory of Lithuania is whole and indivisible, and the constitution of no other State is valid on it.

The State of Lithuania stresses its adherence to universally recognised principles of international law, recognises the principle of inviolability of borders as formulated in the Helsinki Final Act adopted at the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe, held in Helsinki in 1975, and guarantees human, civil, and ethnic community rights.

The Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania, expressing sovereign power, by this Act begins to realise the complete sovereignty of the state.

 

Chairman of the Supreme Council
of the
Republic of Lithuania       
Vytautas Landsbergis
Secretary of the Supreme Council
of the
Republic of Lithuania      
Liudvikas Sabutis

 

Vilnius, 11 March 1990
No. I-12