President of the Republic of Lithuania

Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights

2013-05-31


Friday, May 31, Vilnius - President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Guido Raimondi, the ECHR's judge Danutė Jočienė, and representative of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania at the ECHR Elvyra Baltutytė.

The issues discussed at the meeting include the peculiarities of case-law, the duration of proceedings, confidence in courts, restoration of ownership rights, reduced salaries due to economic crisis, and other relevant matters of this Court.

At present more than 250 cases against Lithuania are heard at the European Court of Human Rights.

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Lithuania's membership in the Council of Europe. The Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms which covers the 47 member states of the Council of Europe is the most progressive system designed to protect human rights at international level. This Convention is part of the Lithuanian legal framework. The case-law of the European Court of Human rights is important in interpreting and applying the Lithuanian law.

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Press Service of the President

Last updated 2013.05.31 08:53

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