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2022 05 27
E. Dobrowolska: Vilnius Communiqué is another important step towards bringing to justice those guilty for the crime of aggression against Ukraine 

Lithuania not only became the first state to initiate the "Hague Process" on war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Ukraine but also continues to take the leadership in seeking legal opportunities to ensure implementation of justice for the crime ...

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2022 05 27
The Seimas Endorses the Proposal to Extend the List of Criteria for Hate Crimes in Line with Calls from the European Commission

The Seimas approved of the amendments to the Criminal Code drafted by the Ministry of Justice aimed at ensuring conformity with EU law and making it possible to fight against certain forms of racism and xenophobia by using the measures provided by criminal law with more efficiency.

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2022 05 27
The Government Endorses New Rules on the Spelling of Personal Names 

The Cabinet approved a draft decree prepared by the Ministry of Justice aimed at creating legal preconditions for the proper implementation of the provisions of the Law on the Spelling of the Name and Surname in Documents that comes into force on 1 May.

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2022 05 13
E. Dobrovolska: we must take every measure to ensure the triumph of justice

The delegation headed by the Minister of Justice Evelina Dobrovolska is currently on a visit in The Hague, the Netherlands, and is taking part in meetings with representatives of international institutions of justice to discuss cooperation and rendering coordinated assistance to Ukraine which is suffering from a military aggression.   

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2022 05 12
E. Dobrovolska: the reform will ensure a modern and efficient process of execution of sentences

The Government approved the initiative of the Ministry of Justice to implement the measures of the second stage of the reform of the system of enforcement of sentences. The Prison Department and its subordinate institutions will be reorganised and will make a single legal entity, i.e., the Prison Service of Lithuania.

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2022 03 15
Lithuania proposes EU justice ministers consider setting up special tribunal 

Minister of Justice Evelina Dobrovolska sent an official letter to the Commissioner for Justice of the European Commission, Didier Reynders, and to Ministers of Justice of the EU Member States earlier today. The Lithuanian Minister’s letter urges the Commissioner and her counterparts at the EU level to consider establishing a special tribunal to ...

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2022 03 15
The Ministry of Justice asks the Prosecutor General's Office to launch a pre-trial investigation against Putin and Lukashenko

In reaction to an act of aggression against Ukraine being committed by Russia, Lithuania is taking legal action to ensure that the Russian and Belarusian leadership responsible for this act is held criminally liable.

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2022 03 15
E. Dobrovolska: Lithuania has formally addressed the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court 

The Government approved an initiative by the Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs to request the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to launch an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity carried out by Russia and Belarus. The initiative aims at raising the question of the responsibility ...

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2022 03 15
EU increased focus on combating hate speech   

Member States expressed their support to efforts to combating hate speech and hate crimes, as well as their support to developing a list of "EU crimes" at an informal meeting of the EU Justice Ministers held on 4 February. The debate highlighted the fact that alongside with the growth of the internet and social media in recent years there has been an increase in cases of hate speech ...

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2022 01 03
UN Committee Against Torture applauds Lithuania’s progress in ensuring human rights 

In November, the Lithuanian delegation, led by Vice-Minister of Justice Elanas Jablonskas, presented the country’s progress report on the implementation of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment of 1984 to the members of the UN Committee Against Torture.

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2022 01 03
The European Public Prosecutor’s Office will also cooperate with EU countries not participating in its establishment

The Government has approved the draft of legislation drawn up by the Ministry of Justice to supplement the national legal framework on the European Public Prosecutor’s Office’s ability to cooperate with EU countries not participating in its establishment.

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2022 01 03
GRECO members supported Lithuania’s report - praising our country’s anti-corruption environment

The Lithuanian delegation, headed by Vice-Minister of Justice Elanas Jablonskas, participated this week in the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) of the Council of Europe, in the discussion of Lithuania’s report under the fifth phase of the evaluation “Preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central ...

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