REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                                                                                
                               LAW                                              
                                                                                
           ON COMPULSORY (ALTERNATIVE) LABOUR SERVICE                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 1                                           
                                                                                
                       General Provisions                                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 1. Citizens of the Republic of Lithuania between the               
ages of  19 and  27, who   are  unable, on  the  basis  of  their               
beliefs, to  serve in the national defence service, shall perform               
alternative (labour) service.                                                   
                                                                                
     Article  2.  The  Law  On  compulsory  Alternative  (Labour)               
Service shall  be executed   by the Government of the Republic of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 2                                           
                                                                                
          Conscription to Alternative (Labour) Service                          
                                                                                
     Article 3.  Conscription  to  alternative  (labour)  service               
shall be  determined by  the   Provisional Law of the Republic of               
Lithuania on National Defence Service and by this law.                          
                                                                                
     Article 4.  Conscripts  to  national  defence  service,  who               
desire to  perform alternative   (labour)  service, must  file  a               
reasonable petition in writing to municipal (regional) government               
conscription committees.                                                        
                                                                                
     Article  5.  Municipal  (regional)  government  conscription               
committees must  consider    the  citizen's  petition  concerning               
alternative (labour)  service and  present a resolution within  a               
period of 20 days from the filing of the petition.                              
     The petitioner  shall be  invited  to  the  meeting  of  the               
committee. If the petitioner  fails to attend the meeting without               
a reasonable  excuse the  committee may  make a  decision  in the               
petitioner's absence.                                                           
     The conscription  committee issues the petitioner a document               
confirming his right to  perform alternative (labour) service.                  
                                                                                
     Article 6. The petitioner, upon being informed in writing of               
the decision of the conscription committee and finding himself in               
disagreement with  it, shall  have the  right to  appeal in court               
within a  period of  15 days  from receipt  of  the  decision  in               
writing. The  decision   of the  court may  be  appealed  to  the               
Supreme Court.   The  decision of  the Supreme  Court   shall  be               
final.                                                                          
                                                                                
     Article 7. Alternative (labour) service shall be deferred in               
cases provided  for in  Articles 23, 24 and 25 of the Provisional               
Law of the Republic of Lithuania on National  Defence Service.                  
     Municipal (regional)  government conscription committees may               
defer alternative  (labour) service for the purpose of completion               
of studies.                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 8.  Citizens shall  be discharged  from  alternative               
(labour) service  prior to   completion of the term of service if               
the conditions  provided  for  in  Article  23,  Section  (a)  or               
                                                                                
Article 25 of the Provisional Law of the Republic of Lithuania on               
National Defence Service become applicable.                                     
                                                                                
     Article 9.  Citizens who have completed alternative (labour)               
service may  not be   called  for national  defence training  and               
exercises.                                                                      
     Article 10.  In the  event  of  an  ecological  catastrophe,               
natural or  industrial disaster,  or  in the event of a threat to               
national security, conscripts to alternative (labour) service may               
be mobilised  in the  manner provided  for by  the  laws  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
                                                                                
     Article 11.  Citizens up  to 45  years of  age may  be again               
called  to  alternative  (labour)    service  only  in  cases  of               
mobilisation.                                                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 3                                           
                                                                                
                  Alternative (Labour) Service                                  
                                                                                
     Article 12.  Citizens  shall  perform  alternative  (labour)               
service in places specified by  the Government of the Republic of               
Lithuania. The Department of National Defence concludes contracts               
with municipalities, enterprises, institutions, and organisations               
regarding  the performance of alternative (labour) service.                     
                                                                                
     Article 13. Citizens performing alternative (labour) service               
may not  hold any  high   office or  any other  public office, or               
discharge administrative functions.                                             
                                                                                
     Article 14.  Taking into  account the national interests and               
with the consent of the  conscript, alternative (labour) service,               
by individual decree of the Government, may be  performed outside               
of the Republic of Lithuania.                                                   
     In such  cases the  Government of  the Republic of Lithuania               
may determine the procedure for the reduction of term of service.               
                                                                                
     Article 15.  The term  of alternative (labour) service shall               
be 24 months. The term of service for citizens who have graduated               
from schools of higher education shall be 12 months.                            
     One  day   of  Active   Duty  Service  shall  be  considered               
equivalent to two days of alternative (labour) service.                         
                                                                                
     Article 16.  A person upon receiving the document confirming               
his right  to perform  alternative (labour) service, shall report               
to the specific place of service at the indicated  time.                        
     Travel expences shall be reimbursed by the state.                          
     Alternative (labour) service shall start on the first day of               
the  citizen's   employment  in  an  enterprise,  institution  or               
organisation.                                                                   
                                                                                
     Article 17.  Within 5  days of the arrival and employment of               
citizens performing  alternative (labour) service, an enterprise,               
institution, or organisation shall inform the territorial  branch               
of the  Department  of  National  Defence  of  such  arrival  and               
employment.                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article  18.   The  nature  of  performance  of  alternative               
(labour) service  shall be  regulated by  territorial branches of               
the Department of National Defence.                                             
                                                                                
     Article 19.  With 30 days remaining in a conscript's term of               
alternative (labour)  service, the  institution,  enterprise,  or               
organisation, in  which said  conscript  is  employed,  shall  be               
                                                                                
informed of  these 30  days remaining  by a territorial branch of               
the Department of National  Defence.                                            
                                                                                
     Article 20. Employer-employee relations between the citizens               
performing  alternative   (labour)   service   and   enterprises,               
institutions, or  organisations employing such citizens  shall be               
regulated by  labour laws  of the Republic of Lithuania except in               
those cases  provided for in this law.                                          
                                                                                
     Article 21.  Alternative (labour) service shall be performed               
under the  terms of  contracts concluded  by  the  Department  of               
National Defence.                                                               
     Contracts may not be canceled by a citizen or the management               
of an  institution or  organisation without prior approval of the               
Department of National Defence.                                                 
                                                                                
     Article 22.  One day  of alternative (labour) service missed               
without a  reasonable excuse  shall extend the term of service by               
two working days.                                                               
     Persons avoiding  alternative (labour) service shall be held               
accountable under the  law.                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 23. Citizens performing alternative (labour) service               
shall be granted 12 days  vacation yearly. At the request of such               
a citizen, vacation may be extended for another 12  working days;               
these days,  however, shall  not be  included into  the  term  of               
alternative  (labour) service.                                                  
                                                                                
                            Chapter 4                                           
                                                                                
                      Concluding Provisions                                     
                                                                                
     Article 25. The state shall guarantee social maintenance for               
those citizens who become permanently unable to perform work as a               
result of alternative (labour) service.                                         
                                                                                
     Article 26.  The State  guarantees  accident  insurance  for               
those serving pursuant to  this law.                                            
                                                                                
     Article 27. Citizens performing alternative (labour) service               
shall be  paid 85  percent  of the wages they earn. However, this               
amount shall  not be  less than  the  minimum  living    standard               
determined by the state.                                                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
Vytautas Landsbergis                                                            
                                                                                
President                                                                       
Supreme Council                                                                 
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
                                                                                
16 October 1990                                                                 
No.I-681