CASE OF ALBRECHTAS v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 1886/06 (2016)

Facts: The case originated in an application against the Republic of Lithuania lodged with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms by a Lithuanian national, Mr Alvydas Albrechtas, on 19 December 2005. The applicant alleged a breach of Article 5 of the Convention, arguing that,…

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CASE OF ALEKSA V. LITHUANIA – Application no. 27576/05

Facts: Mr Aleksa applied to the European Court of Human Rights against the Republic of Lithuania under Article 6 § 1 of the Convention and Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention. On 17 November 1992 the Kaunas City Board restored Mr Aleksa’s property rights to part of a building in Kaunas. In a decision given of…

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CASE OF ARBAČIAUSKIENĖ v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 2971/08 (2016)

Facts: The case originated in an application against the Republic of Lithuania lodged with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”) by a Lithuanian national, Ms Marija Arbačiauskienė (“the applicant”), on 9 January 2008. Issue: The applicant alleged that the domestic authorities had…

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CASE OF ARMONIENĖ v. LITHUANIA – Application no._36919/02

Facts: The Applicant, Judita Armonienė, is a Lithuanian national. The case concerned the Applicant’s right to effective protection of the right to private life and the state’s obligation to penalize acts damaging one’s reputation. In 2002 a major Lithuanian newspaper disclosed information that the Applicant’s husband, Mr Laimutis Armonas, is HIV positive and that he…

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CASE OF BAKANOVA v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 11167/12 (2016)

Facts: Chamber judgement 31.5.2016 Violation of Article 2 (effective investigation) The applicant, Liudmila Bakanova, is a Lithuanian national who was born in 1951 and lives in Klaipėda (Lithuania). The case concerned her complaint about the investigation into her husband’s death (V.B) on board the ship where he had been working as mechanic. On the morning…

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CASE OF BALČIŪNAS v. LITHUANIA – Application no._17095/02 (2010)

Facts: The applicant, Laimutis Balčiūnas, is a Lithuanian national. He was arrested in 1998 on charges of armed robbery. While still in pre-trial detention, he had another set of criminal proceedings brought against him in May 2000 when he was under suspicion of being a member of a criminal organization involved in detonating explosions in public…

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CASE OF BALSYTĖ-LIDEIKIENĖ v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 72596/01 (2009)

Facts: The Applicant is the founder and owner of the publishing company “Metskaitliai”. In 2000 a Member of the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) distributed a public announcement, stating that the texts published in “Lithuanian Calendar 2000” insulted persons of Polish, Russian and Jewish origin. In the same year the Vilnius City Second District Court found, relying…

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CASE OF BANEL v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 14326/11(2013)

Facts: The Case concerns the complaint of the applicant that the State had failed to protect her son’s life and that the criminal investigation of the circumstances into her son’s death had not been effective. In June 2005 the applicant’s thirteen-year old son died from injuries sustained when part of a balcony broke off from…

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CASE OF BIRŽIETIS v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 49304/09 (2016)

Chamber Judgement 14 June 2016 Violation of Article 8 The Facts On November 2006 the applicant began serving a prison sentence at the Marijampolė Correctional Facility. In prison, he wanted to grow a beard for health reasons. He had been diagnosed with tongue cancer and he had undergone radiation treatment. Therefore, shaving irritated his skin.…

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CASE OF ČESNULEVIČIUS v. LITHUANIA – Application no._13462/06 (2012)

Facts: The applicant, Petras Česnulevičius, is a Lithuanian national. The case concerned the death of Mr Česnulevičius’ 22-year-old son in August 2000 in Pravieniškės Prison following repeated attacks on the 4th, 5th and then on 6th August by other inmates. On the last occasion he was taken to the prison nurse who, unable to stop…

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CASE OF D.D. v. LITHUANIA – Application no._13469/06 (2012)

Facts: The applicant, D.D., is a Lithuanian national. Suffering from schizophrenia, the applicant was legally incapacitated in 2000. Her adoptive father was subsequently appointed her legal guardian and, at his request, she was interned in June 2004. She was then placed in the Kėdainiai care home, where she remains to date. In 2005 and with…

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CASE OF DAKTARAS v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 42095/98

Facts: On 11 May 1998, Mr Henrikas Daktaras applied to the European Commission of Human Rights under former Article 25 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The applicant applied against the Republic of Lithuania alleging that his right to a fair trial guaranteed by Article 6 § 1 of the…

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CASE OF ESERTAS v. LITHUANIA – Application no._50208/06 (2012)

In the Chamber’s judgment in the case of ESERTAS v. LITHUANIA (2012) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: a violation of Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair hearing) of the Convention; Principal facts The applicant, Tomas Esertas, is a Lithuanian national who lives in Kaunas. In May…

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CASE OF GEDRIMAS V. LITHUANIA – Application no. 21048/12 (2016)

Chamber Judgement 12 July 2016 Violation of Article 3 (inhuman treatment) (procedural limb) The applicant, Aleksandras Gedrimas, is a Lithuanian national who was born in 1950 and lives in Jonava (Lithuania). The case concerned his complaint of having been ill-treated by the police. Mr Gedrimas, who worked as a guard in a garage complex, was…

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CASE OF GIRDAUSKAS V. LITHUANIA – Application no. 70661/01

Facts: Mr Girdauskas complained under Article 6 § 1 (right to a trial within a reasonable time) of the length of the criminal proceedings. Mr Girdauskas was suspected of committing various financial irregularities. Criminal proceedings were initiated in light of these suspected irregularities on 15 May 1995. On 7 February 1997 the Kaunas City District…

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CASE OF GRAUSLYS V. LITHUANIA – Application no. 36743/97

Facts: On 2 April 1997 Mr Algis Grauslys applied to the European Commission of Human Rights against the Republic of Lithuania under former Article 25 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Mr Grauslys was a commercial director in a private company. He was suspected of fraud. On 4 October 1995 a criminal case…

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CASE OF GRAUŽINIS v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 37975/97

Facts: Arminas Graužinis applied to the European Commission of Human Rights under former Article 25 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Mr Graužinis alleged violations of Article 5 § 3 and 4 of the Convention in that he was repeatedly not brought before a judge and he could not contest the lawfulness…

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CASE OF GULIJEV v. LITHUANIA – Application no._10425/03 (2008)

Facts: The applicant, Ibrahim Gulijev, is an Azerbaijani national who lives in Biedermansdorf (Austria). In 2001 the applicant married his partner, a Lithuanian national with whom he already had a five-year old daughter, and obtained a temporary residence permit to live in Lithuania. His request for the renewal of his residence permit was rejected by…

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CASE OF ILJINA AND SARULIENĖ v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 32293/05 (2011)

Facts: The applicants, Danuta Iljina, and her daughter, Evelina Sarulienė, are two Lithuanian nationals. The case concerned a mother and daughter’s allegations that they and their family were the victims of police brutality in the staircase of their block of flats and that the incident was not adequately investigated. According to expert medical reports carried…

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