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Lithuania - Law on the Procedure for the Enforcement of the Constitution Index Page Document Table of Contents

    { Adopted on: 6 Nov 1992 }
    { ICL Document Status: 6 Nov 1992 }

 
Article 1
Upon the enforcement of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, the Provisional Basic Law of the Republic of Lithuania shall become null and void.
 
Article 2
Laws, other legal acts, or parts thereof which were in effect on the territory of the Republic of Lithuania prior to the adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, shall be effective provided that they do not contradict the Constitution and this law, and shall remain effective until they are either declared null and void or coordinated with the provisions of the Constitution.
 
Article 3
Provisions of the laws of the Republic of Lithuania which determine the status of the supreme institutions of State power and administration of the Republic of Lithuania as well as the status of deputies and local governments shall be effective until the elected Parliament decides otherwise.
 
Article 4
(1) The powers of the Supreme Council and its deputies shall be terminated when the elected Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania convenes into its first sitting.
(2) The members of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania shall convene in a sitting on the third working day after the announcement of the Central Electoral Committee, following both election rounds, that at least 3/5 of all the members of the Parliament have been elected.
 
Article 5
(1) The following text shall be the established oath of members of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania:
"I (full name), Swear to be faithful to the Republic of Lithuania; Swear to respect and observe its Constitution and laws and to protect the integrity of its territories; Swear to strengthen, to the best of my ability, the independence of Lithuania, and to conscientiously serve my Homeland, Democracy, and the well-being of the people of Lithuania.  So help me God."
(2) The oath may also be taken omitting the last sentence.
 
Article 6
(1) The legal situation during the period that there is no President of the Republic shall be equivalent to the situation which is provided for in Article 89 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania.
(2) As necessary, the Parliament, by a majority vote of more than half of all the members of the Parliament, may prolong the term provided in Article 89 for a period not exceeding four months.
 
Article 7
(1) Judges of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania including the Chairperson of the Constitutional Court, must be appointed not later than one month after the President of the Republic is elected.
(2) Upon the initial appointment of Constitutional Court judges, three of them shall be appointed for a three-year term, three for a six-year term, and three for a nine-year term.
(3) The President of the Republic, the Chairperson of theParliament, and the Chairperson of the Supreme Court shall indicate in their proposals to appoint Constitutional Court judges which of them shall be appointed for three years, which for six, and which for nine.
(4) The judges of the Constitutional Court who are appointed for three or six-year terms may hold the same office for one more term after an interval of at least three years.
 
Article 8
The provisions of Article 20 (3) of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania shall become applicable once the laws on the criminal procedure of the Republic or Lithuania are coordinated with this Constitution.

For methodology see: Comparing Constitutions and International Constitutional Law.
© 1994 - May 29th, 2010 / Translation provided by M. Scheinin.
For corrections please contact A. Tschentscher.