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Representation before the European Court of Human Rights

The State and the Government are represented in courts by an institution appointed by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.

From 1 January 2024, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania is responsible for organizing the activities of representation of the State and the Government before the European Court of Human Rights and the United Nations Committees on Human Rights, the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Enforced Disappearances and the Rights of the Child.

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania shall appoint an Agent before the European Court of Human Rights and other international judicial or dispute settlement bodies, and if necessary – also a co-agent, who, together with the Agent or independently, leads cases lodged before the European Court of Human Rights and other international judicial or dispute settlement bodies.

From 1 January, 2024 the Head of the Legal Representation Group of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania Mr Ričard Dzikovič, was appointed as the Agent of the Republic of Lithuania before the European Court of Human Rights (e-mail [email protected], phone no. +370 602 66973).

Functions of the Agent.

The Agent leads cases initiated against the Republic of Lithuania before the European Court of Human Rights and the United Nations Committees on Human Rights, Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Enforced Disappearance and Rights of the Child:

  • drafts position statements of the State in cases and coordinates them with the competent authorities;
  • submits procedural requests on behalf of the State, prepares and submits procedural or other documents, attends court hearings;
  • on behalf of the State negotiates with the applicants for the conclusion of a friendly settlement;
  • coordinates the execution of the adopted judgments / decisions.

     

Last updated: 05-02-2024