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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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2022 01 03
Agreement reached with the UAE: nationals of both countries will be able to serve prison sentences in their own country

The Government approved the Ministry of Justice’s proposal to authorise the Minister of Justice, Evelina Dobrovolska, to sign agreements between Lithuania and the United Arab Emirates on extradition, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and on the transfer of convicted persons.

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2021 08 12
Justice Scoreboard reveals an assessment of the efficiency, quality, and independence of EU justice systems

The European Commission has published the 2021 Justice Scoreboard, which reveals an assessment of the efficiency, quality, and independence of EU justice systems. Lithuania is named as one of the top EU countries in terms of the speed of civil, commercial, or consumer dispute resolutions, the availability of ...

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2021 08 06
E. Dobrovolska: Regulation of digital content inheritance is an EU-wide topic 

On 15 and 16 July, Minister of Justice Evelina Dobrovolska attended the informal meeting of EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministers in Brdo, Slovenia. The meeting will further discuss issues such as the legal regulation of digitalisation and artificial intelligence, the inheritance of digital content and better enforcement of children's rights.

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2021 07 01
At the Minister's meeting with EC Vice-President – focus on the January 13th case and justice initiatives

he meeting between the Minister of Justice, Ms. Evelina Dobrovolska, and the Vice-President of the European Commission, Ms. Vera Jourova, focused on the issue of the January 13th case. The EC's report on the principle of the rule of law situation in the EU, the transparency of political advertising and the ...

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2021 07 01
Ms. E. Dobrovolska: Lithuania advocates the development of digital processes in the field of law enforcement

The Minister of Justice, Ms. Evelina Dobrovolska, attending the meeting of the EU Council of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers, drew the attention of EU Justice Ministers to the aspects of implementation of data security, primacy of law, and human rights in the context of digitisation.

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2021 06 18
Vaccinated third-country nationals may come to the country to marry without permission

As of 1st of June, third-country nationals can more easily come to Lithuania to marry. Foreign nationals who have been vaccinated with EU-registered vaccines in accordance with the vaccination scheme of the country where the vaccination was administered, do not need a permit from the Minister of Justice to enter Lithuania.

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2021 05 11
An opportunity to establish a political party for EU citizens living in Lithuania

The government supported the initiative of the Ministry of Justice to make it possible for EU citizens living in Lithuania to establish a political party. Currently, only Lithuanian citizens have such a right.

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2021 05 11
Unique access to global intellectual property precedents has been opened 

The National Courts Administration (NCA) and the International Bureau of the World Intelectual Property Organisation (WIPO) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement on the WIPO Lex-Judgments project: by this memorandum, Lithuania joins the states that provide the most important judgements of national courts.

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2021 04 07
Ms. Dobrovolska: Lithuania will take all measures to protect the judges and prosecutors of the 13 January case

The Court of Appeal of Lithuania has announced a ruling in the 13 January case and Lithuania will continue to actively pursue international publicity of this issue and the establishment of the necessary mechanism to safeguard its citizens against politically motivated persecution of third countries.

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