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Rome Statute   Lithuania signed on 10 December 1998, and ratified on 12 May 2003, becoming the 90th State Party.
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities Lithuania signed the APIC on 25 May 2004 and ratified on 30 December 2004.
Bilateral Immunity Agreement Lithuania has not signed a BIA.
Implementing Legislation Substantive: The new Criminal Code (adopted on 26 September 2000) includes the crimes under the Rome Statute. Moreover,
art 7 establishes universal jurisdiction for those crimes, irrespectively of the nationality and residence of the accused and of the place of committing the crime.

Cooperation: A new Code of Criminal Procedure (14 March 2002) provides for cooperation measures with the ICC (art 67; 71; 72; 73; 74; 76; 77). Universal Jurisdiction: The Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania provides for the following rules regarding the universal jurisdiction: -Citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and other permanent residents of Lithuania shall be held liable for crimes committed abroad under the criminal statutes of the Republic of Lithuania (Article 5); -Aliens who do not have a permanent residence in the Republic of Lithuania shall be liable for punishment under the criminal statutes of the Republic of Lithuania if they commit crimes abroad which are directed against the independence, territorial integrity or constitutional system of the State of Lithuania (Article 6); -Persons who commit the following crimes, specified in international agreements, abroad shall be criminally liable under the criminal statutes of the Republic of Lithuania regardless of their citizenship, their place of residence, the place of commission of the crime, or the punish ability of the committed act under the laws of the place where the crime was committed: Crimes against humanity and war crimes; Human trafficking; Sale or purchase of a child; Counterfeiting of money or securities, or keeping in possession or transmitting the same; Money laundering; Act of terrorism; Hijacking of an aircraft; Taking of hostages; Unlawful handling of radioactive materials; Crimes related to narcotic or powerful drugs or controlled substances (Article 7). Enforcement of ICC sentences: According to Article 5 of the Code of Execution of Punishment, in cases, provided in the international agreements of the Republic of Lithuania the background for the execution of punishment can be an effective judgement of convictions of the court of a foreign state or international judicial institution. It should be mentioned that Lithuania has made the declaration regarding the application of Article 103 of the Rome Statute – the Republic of Lithuania shall accept sentenced persons if they are the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania. Victims: This summer, on 30 June, the new Law of the Republic of Lithuania on the Compensation for Damages, Made by the Violent Crimes (hereafter referred to as “the Law”) was adopted and came into force on 14 July. The Law implements the Council Directive 2004/80/EC of 29 April 2004 relating to compensation to crime victims. The compensation for damages can be disbursed for the victims and close relatives for the violent crime that has features of grave, major and minor act, by which a person has been intentionally murdered, his/her health has been severely or easily violated, or it has been encroached on somebody’s sexual self-determination and sexual inviolability.
Membership Lithuania is a member of Friends of the ICC, Like-Minded Country (no longer active), Council of Europe, Organization for Security and Cooperation in europe (OSCE) and of the EU.
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