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Mindaugas Girdauskas

 

At the Institute of Law since 1999 (with exception of 2002-2009).

Obtained Master Degree of Law at Vilnius University, Lithuania in 2001.

 

Specialization:

Criminal procedure, Criminal law, Constitutional law.

 

Academic interests:

Criminal procedure, Constitutional law, International law, Legal Theory, Psychology and Trial procedure.

 

Publications:

    1. Discontinuation of the Criminal Case by Judgement and Presumption of Innocence: Problem Aspects in the Context of International and Constitutional Law. Teisės problemos. 2020, No. 1, p. 26-56 (the article in the peer-reviewed journal of the Law Institute in Lithuanian language).
    2. Aspects of Procedural Justice of Investigation of Criminal Acts in Court. Kriminalistika ir teismo ekspertologija: mokslas, studijos, praktika / Criminalistics and forensic expertology: science, studies, practice / Криминалистика и судебная экспертология: наука, обучение, практика. XV, book 1. Comp. by Gabrielė Juodkaitė-Granskienė. Kaunas: Lietuvos teismo ekspertizės centras, Lietuvos kriminalistų draugija, Mykolo Romerio Universitetas, 2019, p. 343-361, ISBN 9789986555469 (the article in the peer-reviewed book – collection of papers of international conference, in Lithuanian language).
    3. Probation Report in Hearing of Criminal Cases. In Baudžiamoji justicija ir verslas. Ed. in Chief Gintaras Švedas. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto Teisės fakultetas, 2016. p. 417-436. ISBN 9786094596698; republished in Teisės apžvalga. 2016, No. 2. p. 377-395 (co-author with senior research fellow Ilona Michailovič, the article in the peer-reviewed book and the peer-reviewed journal of Vytautas Magnus University, in Lithuanian language).
    4. Punishment in the Criminal Policy of Lithuania: Human Rights Dimension. In The Seventh Session of the International Forum on Crime and Criminal Law in the Global Era. Paper Collection. [Beijing: IFCCLGE], 2015.11.28-30, p. 153-165 (co-author of the article with prof. Jonas Prapiestis, prof. Armanas Abramavičius, dr. Albertas Milinis, the publication in English language).
    5. Cutting off criminal gain: Classic and modern ways to confiscate proceeds of crime. Vilnius: Justitia, 2014, 422 p. ISBN 9789955616962. (co-author with senior research fellow Skirmantas Bikelis, Bartautė Čepytė, associated Aistė Medelienė, Matas Mulevičius, assoc. prof. Rimantas Simaitis, dr. Tautvydas Žėkas, the peer-reviewed book in Lithuanian language).
    6. Powers of trial court to re-qualify incriminated act: prerequisites for reinterpretation of the Constitution. Teisė. Research papers of Vilnius University. 2014, vol. 91, p. 154-171. (the article in the peer-reviewed journal in Lithuanian language).
    7. Powers of trial court to re-qualify incriminated act: exploration of prerequisites for reinterpretation of the Constitution. Teisė. Research papers of Vilnius University. 2014, vol. 90, p. 126-141 (the article in the peer-reviewed journal in Lithuanian language).
    8. Новое уголовное право Литвы в контексте конституционной и кассационной юриспруденций. Из Уголовное право в эпоху финансово-экономических перемен. Материалы IX Российского Конгресса уголовного права состоявшегося 29-30 мая 2014 г. Отв. ред. В. С. Комиссаров. Москва: Юрлитинформ, 2014, c. 483-488 [Novoe ugolovnoe pravo Litvy v kontekste konstitucionnoj i kassacionnoj ûrisprudencij. Iz Ugolovnoe pravo v èpohu finansovo-èkonomičeskih peremen. Materialy IX Rossijskogo Kongressa ugolovnogo prava sostoâvšegosâ 29-30 maâ 2014 g. Otv. red. V. S. Komissarov. Moskva: Ûrlitinform, 2014, c. 483-488] [New criminal law of Lithuania in the context of constitutional and cassational jurisprudence. In Criminal law in the era of financial and economic change. Proceedings of the IX Congress of the Russian criminal law, held on 29-30 May 2014. Ed. by V. S. Komissarov. Моscow: Iurlitinform, 2014, p. 483-488]. ISBN 9785439607037. (co-author with prof. J. Prapiestis and prof. A. Abramavičius, the article and the book in Russian language).
    9. Are powers of trial court to re-qualify incriminated deed under more severe criminal law compatible with separation of powers principle? In Globalizacijos iššūkiai baudžiamajai justicijai. in Chief. G. Švedas. Vilnius: Registrų centras, p. 429-442, ISBN 9789955301318 (the article in the peer-reviewed book in Lithuanian language).
    10. The Supreme Court of Lithuania in Criminal Law Making. Teisė. Research papers of Vilnius University. 2013, vol. 88, p. 7-22. (co-author with prof. Jonas Prapiestis, the article in the peer-reviewed journal in Lithuanian language).
    11. Compatibility of the powers of the court to re-qualify the incriminated act under more severe criminal law sua sponte, and the objectives, principles of the constitutional criminal (court) procedure. Teisė. Research papers of Vilnius University. 2013, vol. 88, p. 144-163. (the article in the peer-reviewed journal in Lithuanian language).
    12. Powers of trial court to re-qualify incriminated act under more severe criminal law. In Lietuvos Respublikos baudžiamojo proceso kodeksui – 10 metų. Comp. by G. Juodkaitė-Granskienė, Andrej Gorbatkov, Ed. in Chief. Remigijus Merkevičius. Vilnius: Law Faculty of Vilnius University, the Supreme Court of Lithuania, 2012, p. 186-206, ISBN 9789986555384 (the article in the peer-reviewed book in Lithuanian language).
    13. Criminal procedure code application problems in jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of Lithuania. In 10 Years for the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Lithuania. Comp. by G. Juodkaitė-Granskienė, A. Gorbatkov, Ed. in Chief. R. Merkevičius. Vilnius: Law Faculty of Vilnius University, the Supreme Court of Lithuania, 2012, p.186-206, ISBN 978-9986-555-38-4. (co-author with prof. J. Prapiestis, the article in peer-reviewed book in Lithuanian language).
    14. Lietuvos Respublikos baudžiamojo proceso kodeksas ir lydimoji medžiaga pastraipsniui. Šaltinio publikacija. [The Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Lithuania and Application Materials Article by Article.]. Vilnius: Teisės namai, 2011, 1808 p. ISBN 9786099502830. (Comp. together with assoc. prof. Gintaras Goda, the collection of legal acts and judicial decisions in Lithuanian language).
    15. Baudžiamojo kodekso taikymo problemos Lietuvos Aukščiausiojo Teismo jurisprudencijoje. Iš Lietuvos Respublikos baudžiamajam kodeksui – 10 metų. Recenzuotų mokslinių straipsnių, skirtų baudžiamosios politikos ir baudžiamųjų įstatymų teisėkūros, baudžiamosios teisės, baudžiamojo proceso ir nusikaltimų kvalifikavimo problematikai rinkinys. Vyr. red. G. Švedas. [Criminal Code Application Problems in Jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of Lithuania. In 10 years for the Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania. Ed. in Chief. G. Švedas]. Vilnius: Registrų centras, 2010, p. 177-214, ISBN 9789955300946. (co-author with prof. J. Prapiestis, the article in peer-reviewed book in Lithuanian language).
    16. Since 2010 till 2014 columns representing the practice of the Criminal Division of the Supreme Court of Lithuania [“Lietuvos Aukščiausiasis Teismas. Baudžiamųjų bylų skyrius“] in legal journal Justitia (the publications in Lithuanian language).
    17. Powers of trial court to re-qualify acts incriminated by prosecution. Teisės problemos. 2009, No. 3, p. 79-133. (the article in the peer-reviewed journal in Lithuanian language).
    18. Экстранациональные факторы при квалификации преступных деяний. Из Категория „цель“ в уголовном, уголовно-исполнительном праве и криминологии: материалы IV Российского Конгресса уголовного права (28-29 мая 2009 года). Oтв. ред. В. С. Комиссаров. Москва: Проспект, 2009, с. 650-655 [Èkstranacional'nye faktory pri kvalifikacii prestupnyh deânij. Iz Kategoriâ „cel'“ v ugolovnom, ugolovno-ispolnitel'nom prave i kriminologii: materialy IV Rossijskogo Kongressa ugolovnogo prava (28-29 maâ 2009 goda). Otv. red. V. S. Komissarov. Moskva: Prospekt, 2009, s. 650-655].  [Extra-national factors in legal qualification of criminal acts. In Purpose in criminal law, punishment implementation law and criminology. Papers of 4th Russian conference on criminal law (28-29 May 2009). Moscow: Prospekt, 2009, p. 650–655.] ISBN 9785392008643 (the article and the book in Russian language).
    19. Fundamental Rights in Europe and North America: Lithuania. Albrecht Weber. Leiden, Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008. ISBN 9789004169418 (co-author of the book in English language, the author of chapters:
      Fundamental Freedoms I: Right to Liberty and Security: Protection Against Deprivation of Liberty, p. 69-95;
      Due Process of Law: Presumption of Innocence, Right to Counsel, Right to an Interpreter, p.85-99;
      Right to a Fair Trial: Criminal Procedure, p. 103-120).
    20. Powers of trial court to re-qualify acts incriminated by prosecution. Requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights. Teisės problemos. 2005, No. 1, p. 26-61. (the article in the peer-reviewed journal in Lithuanian language).
    21. Adversarial principle in criminal procedure: aspects of content. Teisė. Research papers of Vilnius University. 2004, vol. 53, p. 102-116. (the article in the peer-reviewed journal in Lithuanian language).
    22. Specializuotų teismų šeimos ir nepilnamečių byloms nagrinėti įsteigimo Lietuvoje poreikis ir galimybės. Vilnius: Teisės institutas, 2003. [The Need and Possibilities for Establishment of Family and Juvenile Court in Lithuania. Vilnius: the Law Institute, 2003]. ISBN 9986704065 (co-author of with G. Butrimaitė, A. Dapšys, A. Godienė, V. Kalpokas, A. Kudinskienė, J. Misiūnas, V. Valeckaitė, the book in Lithuanian language).
    23. Nepilnamečių nusikalstamumas. Metodinė priemonė prokuratūros darbuotojams. Antroji dalis [Juvenile delinquency: Methodical book for the Prosecution service. Part 2] Vilnius: Justitia, 2002. ISBN 9986567858. (co-author with Gintautas Sakalauskas, Vaidas Kalpokas, Jonas Misiūnas, Vida Ramanauskienė, Vida Valeckaitė, Ilona Michailovič, the book in Lithuanian language).

     

    Conference presentations

    1. Aspects of Procedural Justice of Investigation of Criminal Acts in Court. In the XV International Congress "Criminalistics and Forensic Expertology: Science, Studies, Practice" held on 19-21 September 2019 in Kaunas (Lithuania) by Criminalists Association of Lithuania, Forensic Science Centre of the Ministry of Justice of Lithuania and Mykolas Romeris University (the presentation in Lithuanian language).
    2. Practice of the Supreme Court of Lithuania Concerning Guarantees of Human Rights in Criminal Procedure. In the scientific-practical conference "Actualities and Problematics of the Protection of Human Rights in Criminal Procedure" held on 13 December 2018 in Kaunas by the Law Institute, Vytautas Magnus University and Kaunas Regional Court (co-author with assoc. prof. Juodkaitė-Granskienė and Svetlana Melničenko, the presentation in Lithuanian language).
    3. Activity of Trial Court and Avdersary Criminal Proceedings: Comparative Systemic Interconnections. In the scientific-practical international conference "Improve Justice: Inquisitorial or Adversary Criminal Proceedings?" held on 22-23 April 2016 in Vilnius by European Criminal Bar Association. (the presentation in English language).
    4. Criminal Procedure Code Application Problems in Jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of Lithuania. In the scientific-practical conference "10 Years for the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Lithuania“ held on 8 June 2012 in Vilnius by the Department of Criminal Justice of the Law Faculty of Vilnius University, the Forensic Science Centre of the Ministry of Justice of Lithuania, and the Supreme Court of Lithuana to commemorate the anniversary of 80th years of assoc. prof. Marcelis Kazlauskas. (the presentation in Lithuanian language)  .
    5. Powers of the Trial Court Re-Qualify the Acts Incriminated by Prosecution: Problematic Aspects. In the scientific-pratical conference "Optimisation of the Criminal Trial Procedure" held on 19 October 2007 in the Law Faculty of Vilnius University to commemorate the 75th birthday of assoc. prof. M. Kazlauskas. (the presentation in Lithuanian language).

     

    Funded Research Projects

    Cutting Off Criminal Gain: Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Confiscation of Criminal Wealth. Carried out by the Law Institute and Vilnius University in 2012-2013, funded by the Research Council of Lithuania.

     

    Scientific expertise

    Member of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Lithuania Review Committee, formed by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania (since 2017).

     

    Other duties

    Member of the Prosecutor Performance Evaluation Commission, formed by the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Lithuania (since 2021).

    Chief Advisor of the Criminal Division of the Supreme Court of Lithuania (at the court since 2007).

    Senior Advisor of the Legal Department of the Office of the Seimas (the Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania (at the Department during the years of 2001–2007).