Author: Egidijus KRIVKA
Topic category: Legislation

The report reviews the reasons for the emergence of the group lawsuit institute, reveals the possibilities of protecting the public interest through group lawsuits, discusses the use of public interest and analogous concepts in the context of a group lawsuit, the development of the group lawsuit institute and regulatory novelties in Lithuanian law, as well as analyzes the indirect influence of group lawsuits on the perception and formation of public interest , dissemination and implementation.

Author: Egidijus ŠILEIKIS
Topic category: Legislation

The topics of the identification and balance of the public interest and legitimate expectations may be analysed and continuously updated in various law-making areas, including the regulation of the financing of political parties. This area of the legal system of the Republic of Lithuania is characterised by unusually dynamic development and its change, in particular, by the elimination of donations, which were considered to be legal for many years, from legal persons to political parties and their election campaigns...

Author: Zoltán SZENTE
Topic category: Legislation

The protection of legitimate expectations as a general principle of the legal system is not known in Hungary. However, some other constitutional propositions play a similar role like the protection of “acquired rights” and “legal certainty”. Although during the 1990s, the Constitutional Court developed a sophisticated concept of the rules of law, after 2010, when a conservative government coalition gained a two-thirds majority, the whole constitutional system was transformed.

Author: Mindaugas LANKAUSKAS
Topic category: Legislation

The study aims to answer the question whether there are the preconditions for the codification of law in Lithuania. It is true to say that currently codification of law in Lithuania is chaotic and spontaneous process heavily based on the political will and authority of the legal scholars involved in the code drafting. In academic sphere phenomenon of codification was analyzed only ragmentically as well.

Author: Agnė LIMANTĖ
Topic category: Legislation

This article deals with the evaluation of legislation as part of legislative circle. It aims to present the development of the evaluation of legislation, to disclose its concept and to identify the differences between ex ante and ex post evaluations. Furthermore, the article discusses the OECD recommendations in this area and assesses the advantages and shortcomings of Lithuanian regulatory framework.

Author: Lina Aleknaitė
Topic category: Legislation

From the position of the state, trying to implement market economy, this article evaluates the opportunities provided by the Lithuanian legal provisions for companies to receive cheaper and more accessible financing on the basis of receivables. First of all, legal provisions regulating factoring are analyzed. The finding is that in principle factoring is properly regulated in Lithuania.

Topic category: Criminal Law
, Legislation

In addition to the imposed penalty an accused person must compensate the damage that arise from the investigation of his crime. Currently the accused must pay the losses directly connected with the particular crime. Meanwhile, some of the states require the criminal to cover not only the direct losses, but as well a part of the expenses associated with the investigation of his crime. Such proposals are being raised in Lithuania as well. The article analyses the possibility to introduce the mentioned measures in Lithuania.

Author: Petras RAGAUSKAS
Topic category:

Aim of the article is to evaluate why the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Lobbying Activities and the provisions related to it are not implemented in practice. For this purpose the article assesses the officially declared aims of the regulation of lobbying activities, discusses the establishment of clients of lobbying activities and subjects holding the status of a lobbyist, as well analyses the ways and reasons for failure to apply the method of “whip and honey cake” inherent to the regulation of social relations, shortly describes the actual volume of the official lobbying determined by the legal regulation in effect.


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