Gintaras Goda


.Gintaras Goda was born on 13 June 1965 in the ŠvenĨionys district. In 1990, he graduated from the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University. In 1990–1991, he studied at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) and obtained his Master’s degree in Law. Since 1991, Gintaras Goda has lectured at the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University. In 1995, he defended his PhD thesis at Vilnius University. In 1995–2002, he also worked as a research fellow at the Law Institute of Lithuania and as a consultant at the Court of Appeal of Lithuania, the Ministry of Justice, and the Legal Department of the Office of the Seimas; in 1996–2002, he held the position of a member of the Central Electoral Commission. In 2002–2005, he was a judge of the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania; since July 2005, he was a judge of the Supreme Court of Lithuania. Gintaras Goda participated in internships at various higher schools and legal institutions in Germany and Austria. He was engaged in drafting laws and was a member of the working group for preparing the Code of Criminal Procedure. He is the author (co-author) of a scientific monograph, several textbooks, other books, and numerous scientific articles on issues relating to criminal procedure law. Gintaras Goda is an associate professor at Vilnius University and holds a PhD in social sciences (in the field of law). In March 2017, Gintaras Goda was appointed a justice of the Constitutional Court.