This volume provides an overview of selected major areas of legal and institutional development in Lithuania since the Restoration of Independence in 1990. The respective chapters discuss changes in fields varying from the constitutional framework to criminal law and procedure. The content highlights four major aspects of the fundamental changes that have affected the entire legal system: the Post-Soviet country's complex historical heritage; socio-political and other conditions in the process of adopting new (rule of law) standards; international legal influences on the national legal order over the past 30 years; and finally, the search for entirely new national legal models. Over a period of 30 years since gaining its independence from the Soviet Union, Lithuania has undergone unique social changes. The state restarted its independent journey burdened by the complicated heritage of the Soviet legal system. Some major reforms have taken place swiftly, while others have required years of thorough analysis of societal needs and the search for optimal examples in other states. The legal system is now substantially different, with some elements being entirely new, and others adapted to present needs. .
Formatted Contents Note
Part I: Complicated Historical Heritage: Dealing with the Totalitarian Past 1. Transitional Justice Cases Against Lithuania at the European Court of Human Rights 2. The Legal Framework for Administrative Liability in Lithuania: Lifting Legal Barriers to the Efficient Regulation of Administrative Offences 3. Development of Property Protection in Criminal Law During Lithuania's Independence 4. Some Aspects of Economic Regulation in Lithuanian Constitutional Law: From Planned Economy to the Fourth Industrial Revolution Part II: Sophisticated Socio-Political and Other Conditions in the Process of Adoption to New (Rule of Law) Standards 5. Development of the Justice System in Lithuania: Revolution, Evolution or Involution? 6. Evolution of the Lithuanian Civil Procedure: Objectives and Reality 7. Development of Arbitration Law in the Republic of Lithuania After the Restoration of Independence 8. Understanding Legal Responses to Technological Change in Lithuania Since 1990: Examples of Assisted Reproduction and Skin Care Procedures Regulation Part III: Authority of International Legal Sources over a Period of 30 Years 9. Shift in the Role of Lithuanian Courts in the Context of Lithuania's Membership in International Organizations 10. Forensic Examinations in Lithuania: 30 Years of Experience (1990-2020) 11. Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: Lithuanian Case Part IV: The Search for Experimental and/or Entirely New National Legal Models 12. The Development and Prospects of the Lithuanian Constitutional Justice Model 13. Constitutional Principles As a Criterion for Declaring Legal Regulation to Be Incompatible with the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania 14. Administrative Liability in Lithuania: The Model of Corporate Administrative Liability 15. Collective Labour Law in Lithuania: Search for a National Model 16. Tendencies and Problematical Aspects of Criminal Liability of a Legal Person in Lithuania.
Digital File Characteristics
text file PDF
Springer Nature eBook
Available in Other Form
Printed edition: Printed edition: Printed edition: