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  1. Lithuania - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Government Resolution No.937 of 21 September 2016 "On Approval of an Inter-Institutional Action Plan on Development Cooperation". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-09-21 | Date of entry into force: 2016-09-26 | LTU-2016-R-104730

    Establishes that for the purposes of enhanced inter-institutional coordination of development cooperation, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania has resolved:
    1. To approve an Inter-institutional Action Plan on Development Cooperation (annexed hereto).
    2. To propose to the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania, to municipal authorities and bodies to take part in implementation of the Inter-institutional Action Plan on Development Cooperation, as approved by the present Resolution.
    Inter-Institutional Action Plan on Development Cooperation includes:
    Chapter I: General provisions
    Chapter II: Aims, objectives, measures, and allocations of the plan
    Chapter III: Plan assessment criteria and values.

  2. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. No. XII-2501 of 28 June 2016 to Amend the Law No. IX-110 "On Sickness and Maternity Social Insurance". - legislation on-line legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-28 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-07-16 | LTU-2016-L-104727

    Introduces a new version of the law with the following chapters:
    Chapter I: General provisions
    Chapter II: Sickness benefit
    Chapter III: Maternity, paternity and childcare benefits
    Chapter IV: Vocational rehabilitation benefit
    Chapter V: State social insurance fund resources for sickness social insurance and maternity social insurance
    Chapter VI: Final provisions.

  3. Lithuania - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Resolution of the Seimas No XII-1464 of 16 December 2014 on Criminal Liability for the Purchase of Sexual Services. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 2014-12-19 | LTU-2014-R-99549

    The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, having regard, inter alia, to articles 18, 19, 20 and 21 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania; articles 4 and 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others; the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime; the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings; Articles 2 and 13 of the Treaty on European Union; European Parliament resolution of 2014 on sexual exploitation and prostitution and its impact on gender equality;
    also having regard to the fact that the use of prostitution services is related to sexual objectification of a person, as well as his stigmatisation and traumatisation;
    being aware, inter alia, that the states, which support the purchase of sexual services, prostitution and trafficking in human beings, encounter the violation of human rights and the increase in crime;
    proposes to the Government:
    1) to submit to the Seimas for ratification the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others;
    2) to submit amendments to the Criminal Code criminalizing the purchase of services of prostitution, pornography or other forms of sexual exploitation;
    3) to submit amendments to Article 1821 of the Code of Administrative Offences regarding the abolishing of administrative liability for engagement in prostitution;
    4) to create an interdepartmental working group to prepare a program for re-socialization, rehabilitation and reintegration of sex workers.

  4. Lithuania - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Resolution No. XII-816 of 10 April 2014 on Holding of a Referendum on the Amendment of Articles 9, 47 and 147 of the Constitution. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-04-10 | Date of entry into force: 2014-04-10 | LTU-2014-R-99557

    In accordance with Article 9 and point 3 of Article 67 of the Constitution and Articles 4, 9, 14 and 15 of the Law "On Referendum", the Seimas resolves:
    to hold a mandatory referendum on the amendment of Articles 9, 47 and 147 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania; to establish that the referendum will be held on 29 June 2014;
    to present for the referendum the draft of the Law amending articles 9 (paras 1, 3), 47 and 147 (para 1) of the Constitution.
    Also establishes, that the Seimas within two months from the adoption of this Law at the referendum, lay down by a constitutional law the procedure for and conditions of the implementation of Article 47 of the Constitution.
    Article 2 of this Law shall enter into force two months after the adoption of this Law at the referendum.

  5. Lithuania - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Resolution No. 79 of 22 January 2014 "On the Approval of the Lithuanian Migration Policy Guidelines". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-01-22 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-31 | LTU-2014-R-99559

    In accordance with the Resolution No 228 of the Government of 13 March 2013 "On Approval of Priority Measures for Implementation of the Government Programme for 2012-2016", approves the Lithuanian Migration Policy Guidelines, which includes, inter alia, the following: conditions for migration policy making and implementation, objectives, principles and major areas of migration policy, monitoring the implementation thereof, with an attached list of evaluation criteria for monitoring.

  6. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. VIII-1679 of 11 May 2000 "On Ethics of Bio-medical Research" as Amended to 26 June 2014. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2000-05-11 | Date of entry into force: 2001-01-01 | LTU-2000-L-99554

    Establishes, inter alia, basic categories, objectives and peculiarities of conducting bio-medical research, requirements for ethics of bio-medical research, vulnerable subjects and the protection of their interests, control of the conduct of bio-medical research, formation of regional bio-medical research ethics committees and remit thereof.
    Implements Directive 2001/20/EC of the European Parliament of the Council of 4 April 2001 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the implementation of good clinical practice in the conduct of clinical trials on medicinal products for human use (OJ 2004 special edition, Chapter 13, Volume 26, p. 299).

  7. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. VIII-1234 of 17 June 1999 "On Public Administration" as Amended to 6 December 2014. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 1999-06-17 | Date of entry into force: 1999-09-07 | LTU-1999-L-99550

    Establishes, inter alia, the purpose of the law, main definitions, principles of public administration, the system of entities, granting of powers, main spheres thereof, as well as the procedure of administrative decision-making, adoption of individual administrative act, including supervision and control thereof. Further, deals with the quality management of public administration, internal administration, administrative procedure and its participants (Chapter III); supervision of activities of economic entities (Chapter IV); terms and conditions of institutional assistance (Chapter V); final provision (Chapter VI).

  8. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No. I-317 of 2 December 1993 "On Meetings" as Amended to 15 July 2014. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 1993-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 1993-12 | LTU-1993-L-99552

    Chapter I establishes, inter alia, the purpose of the law, definitions of categories used in the law, persons who can be organizers of meetings, the time and places appropriate for holding meetings, prohibited acts during the meetings. Chapter II deals with the procedure for coordinating a notice of a planned meeting. Chapter III defines the procedure of holding a meeting, reasons for termination thereof. Chapter IV defines rights, obligations and liability of parties to a meeting.

  9. Lithuania - - Law, Act

    Law No.I-2223 of 21 January 1992 "On Environmental Protection", as amended to 14 May 2015. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 1992-01-21 | Date of entry into force: 1992-01-30 | LTU-2015-L-102258

    Chapter I: General provisions
    Chapter II: Rights and duties of citizens of the republic of Lithuania, the public concerned, other legal and natural persons
    Chapter III: Utilization of and accounting for natural resources
    Chapter IV: Regulation of economic activities
    Chapter V: System of monitoring of the state of environment and limiting of adverse effects on the environment
    Chapter VI: Economic mechanism of environmental protection
    Chapter VII: State control of environmental protection and legal responsibility
    Chapter VIII: Involvement of the republic of Lithuania in international cooperation in the field of environmental protection.
    Implements:
    1. Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2001 on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment (OJ 2004 special edition, Chapter 15, Volume 6, p. 157);
    2. Directive 2004/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21.04.04 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage (OJ 2009 special edition, Chapter 15, volume 8, p. 357) with the latest amendments done by Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 (OJ 2009 L 140, p. 114);
    3. Directive 2010/75/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control) (OJ 2010 L 334, p. 17).


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