Law 2019-05-21T14:55:32+03:00 Gintaras Švedas Open Journal Systems <p>Founded in 1957. Publishes articles on theoretical and practical issues of law.</p> Editorial Board and Table of Contents 2019-05-20T16:49:59+03:00 Gintaras Švedas <p>[text in English and Lithuanian]</p> 2019-05-20T00:00:00+03:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Author Guidelines and Bibliographic Data 2019-05-20T16:49:58+03:00 Gintaras Švedas <p>[text in English and Lithuanian]</p> 2019-05-20T00:00:00+03:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Five Decades of Occupation in the Light of Centennial Lithuanian Law Development 2019-05-20T16:49:57+03:00 Mindaugas Maksimaitis <p>[full article and abstract in Lithuanian; abstract in English]</p> <p>The article attempts to summarize the results of losses and achievements of soviet Lithuanian law science development and discuss its remaining significance.</p> 2019-05-20T00:00:00+03:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Pädophilie als eine Krankheit und als ein Anreiz für ein kriminelles Verhalten 2019-05-20T16:49:57+03:00 Gintautas Sakalauskas <p>[full article and abstract in Lithuanian; abstract in German]</p> <p>Im Aufsatz wird die Problematik der Pädophilie und des sexuellen Missbrauchs der Kinder aus kriminologischen, strafrechtlichen und medizinischen Perspektive analysiert. Die Pädophilie muss zuerst als eine Krankheit verstanden werden, die ein kriminelles Verhalten anreizen kann, obwohl laut Forschung die meisten Taten des sexuellen Missbrauchs der Kinder nicht von Pädophilen begangen werden. Im Aufsatz werden der Begriff der Pädophilie, ihre Verbreitung, Ätiologie und die Maßnahmen der Prävention des sexuellen Missbrauchs der Kinder behandelt.</p> 2019-05-20T00:00:00+03:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Concept of Conflict of Interest in Lithuanian and EU Public Procurement Law and the Case-Law 2019-05-21T14:55:32+03:00 Deividas Soloveičik Karolis Šimanskis <p>[full article and abstract in Lithuanian; abstract in English]</p> <p>Until the implementation of the public procurement law reform of 2014 at the EU level and respectivlely 2017 in the Lithuanian legal environment, the legal analysis of the concept of conflicts of interest in public procurement law was scarce. Neither did the features of this phenomenon or its’ legal evaluation was the subject of any solid scholar research. However, the demand for such academic insights has recently become very bright because the courts on numerous occasions started to face the disputes with the subject conflicts of interest being at the heart of the disagreements between the litigating parties. The courts, at least in Lithuania, have even started to search the relevant answers elsewhere, including making the references to the EU judiciary for the preliminary rulings regarding this matter. Therefore, this publication is a contribution to the minimization of this “scholar thirst” in the mentioned field or at least our sincere attempt to do that.</p> 2019-05-20T00:00:00+03:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Pre-Trial Resolution of Administrative Disputes in Lithuania: the Problematics of Legal Interpretation 2019-05-20T16:49:56+03:00 Laura Paškevičienė <p>[full article and abstract in Lithuanian; abstract in English]</p> <p>In this article the author analyzes the Lithuanian case law related to the pre-trial administrative disputes resolution, seeking to estimate the level of its consistency in qualifying the institutional and functional aspects of administrative dispute resolution out-of-court as the pre-trial, as described in general legal regulation. The author is trying to investigate, what rules for interpretation and what substantial arguments are used in this legal evaluation and qualification, and to assess the influence of this court jurisprudence to the formation of the pre-trial administrative dispute resolution as a legal institute, and to the implementation of the effective legal action in the protection of persons’ rights under the pre-trial means.</p> 2019-05-20T00:00:00+03:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Powers of the Constitutional Court to Interpret its Formerly Adopted Ruling, Conclusion or Decision: Problems of Legal Regulation and Possibilities for their Improvement 2019-05-20T16:49:55+03:00 Dovilė Pūraitė-Andrikienė <p>[full article and abstract in Lithuanian; abstract in English]</p> <p>This article attempts to reveal the problems of the provisions regulating the institution of the interpretation of a formerly adopted ruling, conclusion or decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania and to present the posibilities of their solution, i. e., proposals on how to improve the provisions of the Law on the Constitutional Court regulating this institution.This work mainly focuses on three problematic aspects of this institution: the legal force of the decisions on the interpretation of a ruling, conclusion or decision of the Constitutional Court; the objects of this institution; subjects entitled to initiate the interpretation of a ruling, conclusion or decision of the Constitutional Court.</p> 2019-05-20T00:00:00+03:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Punitive Agreed Payments for Non – Performance and Other Exorbitant Payments Having Close Nature in Lithuanian Contract Law 2019-05-20T16:49:55+03:00 Viktorija Budreckienė <p>[full article and abstract in Lithuanian; abstract in English]</p> <p>The author of article “Punitive agreed payments for non&nbsp;– performance and other exorbitant payments having close nature in Lithuanian contract law” analyses the notion of punitive amounts agreed for contractual non&nbsp;– performance (Lithuanian term “baudinės netesybos”) presented in case-law and legal doctrine. Also, as such amounts are forbidden in current Lithuanian contract law, the author examines related issues&nbsp;– cases of recognition of foreign arbitral tribunal decisions awarding agreed payments for contractual non&nbsp;– performance when debtor requests for non&nbsp;– recognition due to punitive (exorbitant) nature of the awarded amount arguing that they are contrary to the public policy. The examples of case-law presented in this article allow to reveal the issues related to the qualification of such amounts.</p> 2019-05-20T00:00:00+03:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Motor Third Party Liability after CJEU Interpretation of the Directive 103/2009/EC in Vnuk Judgment 2019-05-20T16:49:54+03:00 Olga Shevchenko <p>[full article, abstract in English; abstract in Lithuanian]</p> <p>The aim of this article is to assess the consequences of the interpretation of the terms ‘vehicle’ and ‘use of a vehicle’ in the light of the case of&nbsp;<em>Damijan Vnuk v Zavarovalnica Trigalev</em>&nbsp;(C-162/13) the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in accordance with the objectives set out in the Motor Insurance Directive<em>.</em></p> 2019-05-20T00:00:00+03:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Targeted Financial Sanctions of the United Nations: Status Quo in the Context of the Right to Fair Trial 2019-05-20T16:49:54+03:00 Viltė Kristina Steponėnaitė <p>[full article and abstract in Lithuanian; abstract in English]</p> <p>The article argues that while imposing targeted financial restrictive measures the United Nations shall comply with the requirements of the fundamental human rights, right to fair trial in particular. It is being argued respectively that, bearing in mind as argued the relevant guarantees of the right to fair trial, current review procedures for those subject to the targeted financial restrictive measures cannot be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of the fair trial, therefore current situation on the United Nations level shall be deemed incompatible with the requirements of the fundamental human rights.</p> 2019-05-20T00:00:00+03:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##