Lithuania: Rule of Law Overview

Dagilyte, Egle (2020) Lithuania: Rule of Law Overview. Other. Democracy Reporting International, Online.

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Abstract

This report on the rule of law in Lithuania, written by an expert in cooperation with Democracy Reporting International, is part of a series that will cover all 27 EU member states. As Lithuanians prepare to elect a new parliament in October 2020, the country has been deeply affected by the covid-19 pandemic and so has its rule of law. As the European Commission and others report, Lithuania has made significant progress in some areas of the rule of law, but it continues to face important challenges. Apart from the direct impact of the coronavirus, there are ongoing investigations into judicial corruption, Russian pressure on magistrates examining the historically and politically sensitive ‘13 January’ case, and delays in appointing new judges to top courts. In addition, there is a need for improvement in the fields of human rights, non-discrimination and equality for the rule of law to function meaningfully.

Item Type: Research Report or Working Paper (Other)
Additional Information: This report on the rule of law in Lithuania, written by an expert in cooperation with Democracy Reporting International, is part of a series that will cover all 27 EU member states.
Keywords: Rule of Law, European Union, Lithuania, Human Rights
Faculty: Faculty of Business & Law
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2020 10:29
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:52
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/706106

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