18 May 2020
"‘The decisions taken are not simple and require drastic, important measures, which are necessary to control the spread of the virus.’ The Quarantine Resolution is a secondary legislation issued on the basis of the Law on Civil Protection and the Law on the Prevention and Control of Contagious Diseases. The initial duration of quarantine was set for 16-30 March, but it has been extended until 31 May.
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Under Lithuanian law, different legal regimes might be applied to emergency situations: state of emergency (‘nepaprastoji padėtis’, Article 2.1. of the Law on State of Emergency and Articles 144, 145, 147, 67(20) and 84(17) of the Constitution), extreme situation (‘ekstremalioji situacija’, Article 2.6. of the Law on Civil Protection) and quarantine (‘karantinas’, Articles 2.21, 21.1 and 21.3 of the Law of Contagious Diseases). The Quarantine Resolution introduced a mixed legal regime, by combining extreme situation and quarantine."
Lithuania’s Response to COVID-19: Quarantine Through the Prism of Human Rights and the Rule of Law (Verfassungsblog.de, link)
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