THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF                                    
                  THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                                                                                
                       D E C I S I O N                                          
                                                                                
 On the dismissal of the initiated legal proceedings of the                     
                            case                                                
                                                                                
                    4 July 1994, Vilnius                                        
                                                                                
         The   Constitutional  Court  of  the  Republic   of                    
Lithuania,  composed from the Justices of the Constitutional                    
Court   Algirdas  Gailiūnas,  Kęstutis  Lapinskas,    Zigmas                    
Levickis,  Vladas  Pavilonis, Pranas Vytautas  Rasimavičius,                    
Stasys Stačiokas, Teodora Staugaitienė, Stasys Šedbaras  and                    
Juozas Žilys,                                                                   
       the secretary of the hearing - Rolanda Stimbirytė,                       
       in the procedural sitting of the Constitutional Court                    
considered  the report made by Justice Zigmas  Levickis  and                    
Justice  Teodora Staugaitienė about the case in  preparation                    
for  the  court hearing subsequent to the petition submitted                    
to  the  Court  by a group of Seimas members  requesting  to                    
investigate  if the Government of the Republic of  Lithuania                    
Resolution  No 137 "On urgent activities while  implementing                    
land  reform  in 1993", adopted 4 March 1993; Resolution  No                    
138  "On the confirmation of interim procedure for the lease                    
of  state  land in rural areas", adopted 4 March  1993;  and                    
Resolution   No   849  "On  the  confirmation   of   interim                    
regulations  concerning the seizure of  plots  of  land  and                    
their allocation for the needs of state", adopted 9 November                    
1992,  are  in  compliance  with  the  Constitution  of  the                    
Republic  of Lithuania, the Law of the Republic of Lithuania                    
"On  the Procedure and Conditions of the Restoration of  the                    
Rights of Ownership to the Existing Real Property", and  the                    
Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Land Reform.                                
                                                                                
       The Constitutional Court                                                 
                         has established:                                       
        On 19 October 1993 the Government of the Republic of                    
Lithuania  by Resolution No 785 (Official Gazette "Valstybės                    
Žinios"   No   55-1075,  1993)  nullified   the   disputable                    
Resolution  No  137  of 4 March 1993 "On  urgent  activities                    
while implementing land reform in 1993"; on 14 April 1994 by                    
Resolution No 280 (Official Gazette "Valstybės žinios" No 29-                   
519,  1994) nullified the disputable Resolution No 138 of  4                    
March 1993" On the confirmation of interim procedure for the                    
lease   of  state land in rural areas". In  item  2  of  the                    
Government  of the Republic of Lithuania Resolution  No  849                    
"On  the confirmation of interim regulations concerning  the                    
seizure of plots of land and their allocation for the  needs                    
of  state", adopted 9 November 1992, it was established that                    
the  Resolution would be valid until the adoption of the Law                    
of  the  Republic  of Lithuania on Land. The  said  Law  was                    
enforced   on   1  July  1994.  Therefore,  the   disputable                    
Resolution  No 849 of 9 November 1992, upon the  enforcement                    
of  the  Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Land  (Official                    
Gazette "Valstybės žinios" No 34-618, 1994), became invalid.                    
        In  the fourth part of Article 69 of the Law on  the                    
Constitutional Court it is established: "The annulment of  a                    
disputable legal act shall be grounds to adopt a decision to                    
dismiss the initiated legal proceedings".                                       
        Conforming to the fourth part of Article 69  of  the                    
Law   on  the  Constitutional  Court  of  the  Republic   of                    
Lithuania, the Constitutional Court has taken the following                     
       decision:                                                                
        to  dismiss the initiated legal proceedings of  this                    
case.                                                                           
                                                                                
Justices of the Constitutional Court:                                           
                                                                                
Algirdas Gailiūnas              Kęstutis Lapinskas                              
                                                                                
Zigmas Levickis                 Vladas Pavilonis                                
                                                                                
Pranas Vytautas Rasimavičius    Stasys Stačiokas                                
                                                                                
Teodora Staugaitienė            Stasys Šedbaras                                 
                                                                                
Juozas Žilys