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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…