Committee on Legal Affairs

MP says scrapping election threshold for minorities could undermine equality

The chairwoman of the Lithuanian parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs says that the Seimas would probably breach the principle of equal treatment if it...

Seimas speaker says amnesty bill to be improved

Viktoras Pranckietis , the speaker of the Seimas, says that a draft law granting amnesty to some prisoners will be improved to bring it into line with the...

Seimas committee opens way for breakaway SocDems to get state subsidy

The Lithuanian parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs approved on Wednesday a draft law paving the way for the Lithuanian Social Democratic Labor Party...

Amnesty bill to go to Seimas despite criticism from legal experts

The Lithuanian parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs decided on Wednesday to submit a draft law granting amnesty to some prison ers to the full Seimas for...

Lithuanian MP calls Russia's Jan. 13 probe "desperate attempt" to deny tragic events

A law enforcement investigation in Russia against law enforcement officers hearing the January 13 case in Lithuania is a desperate attempt to deny the...