CASE OF ŽILINSKIENĖ v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 57675/09 (2015)

Facts: The case originated with 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, Ms Kostancija Žilinskienė (herein referred to as ‘the applicant’), on 19 October 2009. The case involves a dispute about the…

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CASE OF ŽIČKUS v. LITHUANIA – Application no._26652/02 (2009)

Facts: The applicant, Egidijus Žičkus, is a Lithuanian national. He received various state awards in the 1990s in recognition of his contribution to the independence of Lithuania and the Lithuanian army. The case concerned his complaint that, publicly denounced as a former secret KGB collaborator, he lost his job and is now prevented from working in…

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CASE OF YUSIV v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 55894/13 (2016)

Facts On the evening of 22 October 2011, the applicant, 16 years-old Ukrainian citizen, was arrested in Kaunas after an attempted runaway. He was suspected of committing a robbery earlier that evening. During the time in custody, the applicant got serious bruises in his body and afterward he had problems walking. The applicant claims that…

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CASE OF VENSKUTĖ v. LITHUANIA – Application no._10645/08(2012)

Facts: The applicant, Marytė Venskutė, is a Lithuanian national. The case concerns her complaint that the State Border Guard Service investigators arrived at the restaurant where she was working on 25 May 2005, at about 10.30 a.m., to question her in an insurance fraud case and that she was then taken to their headquarters for…

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CASE OF VARNIENĖ v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 42916/04 (2013)

Facts: The case concerned Varnienė’s rights to a plot of land in Valakupiai. In 2000 local authorities restored her rights to part of this plot, which had belonged to her mother but had been nationalised in the 1940s. Ms Varnienė also launched an action to have 0.33 hectares of the plot, which remained government property,…

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CASE OF VARNAS v. LITHUANIA – Application no._42615/06 (2013)

Facts: The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that he had been denied conjugal visits from his wife, despite repeated requests, while convicted prisoners were allowed such visits. In March 2004, the applicant was placed in pre-trial detention, where he spent more than two years until, in June 2006, he was convicted of a number of…

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CASE OF VALIULIENĖ v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 33234/07 (2013)

Facts: On February 2001, Ms Valiulienė applied to the city district court to bring a private prosecution, stating that she had been beaten by her partner J.H.L. on several occasions. In January 2002, a judge of that court forwarded her complaint to the public prosecutor, ordering him to start his own pre-trial criminal investigation. J.H.L.…

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CASE OF VALAŠINAS v. LITHUANIA – Application number 44558/98 (2001)

Facts: The Applicant, Mr Juozas Valašinas, is a Lithuanian national. The case concerned the conditions of the Applicant’s detention in Pravieniškės prison and his treatment there. The arguments of the Applicant concerned were as follows: General conditions of detention Specific acts by the prison administration: The body search of 7 May 1998 Alleged victimization of…

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CASE OF UŽUKAUSKAS v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 16965/04

In the Chamber’s judgment in the case of UŽUKAUSKAS v. LITHUANIA, the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: a violation of Article 6 of the Convention (right to a fair hearing).  Principal facts: The applicant, Mr Robertas Užukauskas, is a Lithuanian citizen. The case originates from the claim of the…

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CASE OF UŽUKAUSKAS v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 16965/04 (2010)

Facts: The case concerns the complaint by the applicant about the Lithuanian courts having taken decisions in his case on the basis of classified evidence presented by the police and never disclosed to him. The applicant held a firearms licence which was revoked by the Lithuanian authorities on the grounds that he was listed in…

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CASE OF ŠLEŽEVIČIUS V. LITHUANIA – Application no. 55479/00

Facts: Mr Adolfas Šleževičius applied to the European Court of Human Rights against the Republic of Lithuania under Article 6 § 1 of the Convention (trial within a reasonable time). In January 1996 two members of the Seimas (Parliament) wrote letters to the Prosecutor General, requesting the initiation of criminal proceedings against Mr Šleževičius in connection with…

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CASE OF SAVENKOVAS v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 871/02 (2009)

Facts: The case concerned Mr Savenkovas’ complaint about the conditions of his detention in Vilnius prisons until July 2003 and the censorship of his correspondence by the prison administration. The Applicant, a person with previous convictions, was convicted in October 2000 of robbery, illegal possession of ammunition, assault and an attempt to abscond. He was…

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CASE OF RAMANAUSKAS v. LITHUANIA – Application no_74420/01 (2008)

Facts: The applicant, Kęstas Ramanauskas, is a Lithuanian national. He worked as a prosecutor in the Kaišiadorys region. He submitted that he had been approached through a private acquaintance by a person previously unknown to him who was, in fact, an officer from a special anti-corruption police unit. The officer offered the applicant a bribe…

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CASE OF PYRANTIENĖ v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 45092/07 (2013)

Facts: The case concerned Ms Pyrantienė’s complaint about the level of compensation she had received when the Lithuanian authorities had repossessed a plot of land she had once owned. In 1996 Ms Pyrantienė acquired the 0.5 hectare plot of land from the State. However, a number of years later the sale was quashed by the…

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CASE OF POCIUS V. LITHUANIA – Application no. 35601/04

Facts: Mr Pocius applied to the European Court of Human Rights alleging that the Lithuanian courts made a judgment in his case on the basis of classified evidence presented by the police and never disclosed it to him. Kaunas City Police informed Mr Pocius that his permits to keep and carry a firearm for defense…

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CASE OF PAKSAS v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 34932/04 (2011)

Facts: The applicant, Rolandas Paksas, is a former President of Lithuania who was removed from office by Parliament following impeachment proceedings for committing a gross violation of the Constitution and breaching the constitutional oath. The Constitutional Court found that, while in office as President, the applicant had, unlawfully and for his own personal ends, granted…

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CASE OF PADALEVIČIUS v. LITHUANIA – Application no. 12278/03

Facts: The applicant, Juozas Padalevičius, is a Lithuanian national. The case concerned Mr Padalevičius’s complaint about the excessive length of civil litigation and about the annulment of the land-purchase agreement. He further argued that the compensation granted to him by the domestic courts for that land had been derisory. Mr Padalevičius became the owner of…

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CASE OF NOVIKAS v. LITHUANIA – Application no._45756/05 (2010)

Facts: The applicant, Andrejus Novikas, is a Lithuanian national. Following a report to the police by two witnesses, on April 1998 a pre-trial investigation was initiated regarding several crimes and on 28 April 1998 the applicant’s place of residence was searched. On September 1999 the applicant was officially informed of the accusations, questioned as an…

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