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Sources of Restoration of Statehood and its Constitutional Consolidation

Jurisprudencija, 2012, Vol.19(3) [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Sources of Restoration of Statehood and its Constitutional Consolidation
  • Author: Prapiestis, Jonas
  • Found In: Jurisprudencija, 2012, Vol.19(3) [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Lithuania ; Constitutions ; Political Science
  • Language: English;Lithuanian
  • Description: The most significant moments of restoration of Lithuania's statehood and its constitutional consolidation in the national legislation during the Atgimimas period (from the foundation of Sajudis on 3 June 1988) and the work of the Supreme Council of Lithuania (from February 1990 to October 1992) are discussed in this article. The author pays attention to the challenges of drafting the new Constitution - the main weapon in the political fight; the article declares the complexity of this process and mentions the participating persons. The article analyses the process of adopting the fundamental legal acts, initiated by Sajudis, such as the Citizenship Law, the Political Parties Law, the Law on the Constitutional Court. The most important and relevant problems and aims of the Independent State's first year legislation are discussed in the article. One of the first legal acts - the Regulation of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania, as well as considering about the functions of the officials and other staff of the Supreme Council, the functions of the Legal Department, the relations between the Supreme Council and its Legal Department are analysed. The article pays attention to the first steps of the Independent State, based on the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, adopted on 25 October 1992 by referendum. The restoration of the Presidential institution and the formation of the Constitutional Court is also discussed. The significant role of Professor dr. Juozas Zilys in drafting the most important legal acts, acting as preconditions for the restoration of statehood of our country and its constitutional consolidation is noted in the article. [PUBLICATION ]
  • Identifier: ISSN: 13926195

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