REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                    
                               LAW                                              
                                                                                
                               ON                                               
                                                                                
                      PUBLIC ORGANISATIONS                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            CHAPTER I                                           
                                                                                
                       GENERAL PROVISIONS                                       
                                                                                
        Article 1. Objective of the Law                                         
     This  law  shall  establish  the  basic  principles  of  the               
establishment, activity  and  cessation  of  activity  of  public               
organisations.                                                                  
     The law  shall not be applicable to political parties, trade               
unions,  religious  associations  and  organisations,  and  those               
associations   or    organisations,   charitable   organisations,               
charitable  and   support  foundations  whose  establishment  and               
activity procedure  is established  by other laws of the Republic               
of Lithuania.                                                                   
                                                                                
        Article 2. Concept of Public Organisation                               
     A public  organisation  shall  be  a  voluntary  association               
(union, society,  foundation, association  etc.), formed in order               
to satisfy  and implement  the common  needs and goals of members               
that shall  not contradict  the  Constitution  and  laws  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
                                                                                
        Article 3. Basic Principles of Public Organisations                     
     Public  organisations  shall  act  in  accordance  with  the               
Constitution of  the Republic  of Lithuania,  this and other laws               
and decrees  of the  Government of  the Republic of Lithuania and               
shall base  their activities upon the public organisation bylaws,               
registered according to the procedure established by this Law.                  
     Public organisations  shall be  prohibited from establishing               
themselves and  engaging in  activity, if their goal or manner of               
action are  aimed at  overthrowing or changing the constitutional               
order of  the Republic of Lithuania or violating the integrity of               
the territory  of the  Republic of Lithuania, propagating war and               
violence,  and   authoritarian  or  totalitarian  rule,  inciting               
racial, religious  and social  dissent, restricting  human rights               
and freedoms  and also,  performing actions  that are contrary to               
the laws  of the Republic of Lithuania and universally recognised               
norms of  international law,  acting in  the  interest  of  other               
states, if these shall contradict the interests of the Lithuanian               
state.                                                                          
        It shall  be prohibited to establish public organisations               
whose members are uniting on the basis of organisations that have               
acted against  the independence  of the Republic of Lithuania and               
the integrity of its territory.                                                 
        Governing  bodies   and  headquarters   of   the   public               
organisation must be located within the territory of the Republic               
of Lithuania.                                                                   
        Record keeping of public organisations shall be conducted               
according to the law.                                                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
                               Chapter II                                       
                  ESTABLISHMENT AND ACTIVITY PRINCIPLES                         
                         OF PUBLIC ORGANISATIONS                                
                                                                                
        Article 4. Establishment of Public Organisations                        
                                                                                
        Citizens of  the Republic  of Lithuania  who have reached               
the age of 18, may become founders of public organisations.                     
        Initiators of  the establishment of a public organisation               
shall call  a constituent  gathering ,  conference or meeting, in               
the course  of which  laws shall  be adopted  and  administrative               
bodies shall  be elected. Participants of the constituent meeting               
shall be comprised of no fewer than 15 constituent members.                     
        Lithuanian   branches    (structural   subdivisions)   of               
international  public   organisations  whose   goals,  manner  of               
activity and  bylaws shall not contradict the Constitution of the               
Republic of Lithuania or the principles of Par.2 and 3 of Article               
3 of  this Law.  All the  provisions of  this Law  shall apply to               
registration   and    activity   in   Lithuania   of   Lithuanian               
branches(structural   subdivisions)   of   international   public               
organisation.  A   public  organisation   shall   be   considered               
established from the date of registration of its bylaws.                        
                                                                                
        Article 5. Establishment of Public Organisation                         
                    Structural Subdivisions                                     
        Public organisation  bylaws shall establish the procedure               
for establishing  public  organisations,  including  those  which               
possess the rights of a legal person.                                           
        A structural subdivision of public organisations shall be               
considered established from the time when a decision to establish               
a structural  subdivision  is  adopted  in  accordance  with  the               
procedure established by public organisation bylaws.                            
        The administrative body designated in public organisation               
bylaws shall  inform in  writing the  state institution which had               
registered the  bylaws of  this organisation  and  the  executive               
institution of  the municipal  authority upon  whose territory is               
located  the   headquarters  of   this  structural   subdivision,               
regarding  the  establishment  of  such  structural  subdivision,               
having a  legal person's  status, no  later than  within 15  days               
after the establishment of the structural subdivision.                          
                                                                                
        Article 6. Unions of Public Organisations                               
     Public organisations  have the  right to  unite into  public               
organisation unions.                                                            
     The union  of public  organisations shall  have the right to               
establish two or more public organisations.                                     
        Public organisation unions shall be established and shall               
act according to the procedure established by this Law.                         
        In wishing  to establish  a  public  organisation  union,               
public organisations  must, according to procedure established in               
their bylaws,  adopt a  resolution to  unite into  a union and to               
authorise an  organisation  governing  body  or  its  own  member               
(members) to  participate in  the constituent meeting, conference               
or meeting of the public organisation union.                                    
                                                                                
        Article 7. Name and Symbols of Public Organisations                     
                                                                                
        Name   and    symbols   of    newly-established    public               
organisations, and  their unions  must  differ  from  previously-               
registered political  party  and  political  organisation,  other               
public organisation and their union names and symbols.                          
                                                                                
        Article 8.  Members of Public Organisations or                          
                    Persons Participating in Activities of                      
                    these Organisations                                         
        A public  organisation shall  be comprised of its members               
or other  persons participating  in  its  activity.  Citizens  of               
Lithuania, 18 or above, may become members.                                     
        Members of  public organisations  whose activity supplies               
the needs  of children and youth, or persons participating in the               
activity of  these organisations,  may also  be under 18 years of               
age.                                                                            
        Members of public organisations and persons participating               
in the  activity of  these organisations shall have equal rights,               
regardless of  the size  of the  amount  of  entrance  or  member               
(participant) fee  they shall  pay, or whether they shall provide               
support.                                                                        
        Members of  public organisations or persons participating               
in the  activities of  these organisations,  may leave the public               
organisation  at   any  time.   In  this  eventuality,  a  public               
organisation  member   or  person  participating  in  the  public               
organisation activity  fees or  funds  otherwise  paid  into  the               
organisation, shall be nonrefundable.                                           
        A person  (persons) designated  in the bylaws and elected               
according to  the  procedure  established  in  the  bylaws  shall               
represent the public organisation.                                              
        As designated  in the  bylaws of the public organisation,               
its  governing   body  or   its  chief  must  keep  the  list  of               
organisation members or individuals participating in the activity               
of this  organisation, which  must be  freely accessible to every               
organisation member  or individual participating in its activity.               
This type  of list  must be  submitted to  the state  institution               
which had  registered the  public bylaws,  when  it  investigates               
whether the  public organisation has violated the Constitution of               
the Republic  of Lithuania  and this  or other  laws. The  person               
representing it, according to its bylaws, shall be responsible to               
the  public   organisation  for   the  implementation   of   this               
regulation.                                                                     
                                                                                
        Article 9. Public Organisation Bylaws                                   
        Public organisation bylaws must include:                                
        1) name, symbols and headquarters' address;                             
        2) activity goals, tasks and activity territory;                        
        3) procedure  and conditions  for acceptance, leaving and               
removal of public organisation members or participants;                         
        4) rights and obligations of members and participants;                  
        5)  procedure   for  establishment,   reorganisation  and               
activity  termination   of  structural   subdivisions,  relations               
between governing  bodies of  structural subdivisions  and public               
organisations and their rights;                                                 
        6) procedure  and frequency of convocation of the highest               
governing bodies  (convention, conference,  meeting),  and  their               
competence;                                                                     
        7) procedure  for electing  other  governing  bodies  and               
their competence;                                                               
        8) accountability  of governing bodies and their heads to               
the highest governing body of the public organisation and control               
procedure for their activity;                                                   
        9) fund  and income  sources and procedure for control of               
fund and income use;                                                            
        10) procedure for amendments and supplements of bylaws;                 
        11) procedure  for conclusion  of activity  and  property               
utilisation.                                                                    
        Other regulations  of public  organisation  activity  may               
also  be   included  in  the  bylaws,  provided  they  shall  not               
contradict the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, this or               
other laws.                                                                     
        In the  event that,  following adoption  of new laws, the               
public organisation  bylaws, fail to conform with these laws, the               
public organisation  shall be  obliged to  co-ordinate its bylaws               
with  adopted  laws,  at  the  nearest  meeting,  conference  and               
congress  of   the  authorised   governing   body.   The   public               
organisation shall  be guided by (shall apply) the norms of laws,               
rather than  bylaws, during  the period  the bylaws of the public               
organisation shall  remain uncoordinated  with the  newly-adopted               
laws.                                                                           
        Article 10. Public Organisation Rights                                  
                                                                                
        In order to implement the goals and tasks included in the               
bylaws of  public organisations,  the latter,  according  to  the               
procedure established by laws, shall have the right to:                         
        1) disseminate  information concerning their own activity               
and propagate  the goals  and tasks  of the organisation, without               
written, verbal or other type of interference;                                  
        2) establish  public  information  means  and  engage  in               
publishing;                                                                     
        3)   organise:    meetings,   pickets,    demonstrations,               
processions, various  marches  and  other  peaceful  and  unarmed               
meetings and mass events;                                                       
        4) purchase  or otherwise acquire necessary property, use               
it, manage it and dispose of it;                                                
        5) engage individuals to carry on activities provided for               
in the bylaws;                                                                  
        6) obtain  funds or  other  property  from  international               
public organisations,  non state  organisations, foundations,  as               
well as individuals;                                                            
        7) establish (act as founder) of enterprises, which shall               
be registered  and functioning  in accordance  with laws  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania;                                                          
        8) establish foundations.                                               
        Public  organisations   may  engage  in  other  necessary               
activity, as  well, in order to implement, according to procedure               
established by  laws, the  goals and  tasks provided for in their               
bylaws, except that which is prohibited by laws.                                
                                                                                
         Article 11.Guarantees of Public Organisation                           
                    Activity                                                    
        State institutions  and officials,  political parties and               
political organisations  and other  organisations and individuals               
shall be  prohibited  from  interfering  in  public  organisation               
activity.                                                                       
        A  state  institution,  which  has  registered  a  public               
organisation, in  resolving  the  question  regarding  warning  a               
public organisation, activity termination or cessation, if it has               
violated the  Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, this and               
other laws,  does have  the right  to verify  whether the  public               
organisation is observing this Law, and whether its activity does               
not contradict  the Constitution  of the  Republic of  Lithuania,               
this or  other laws.  The administrative  body  representing  the               
public  organisation,   or  the   individual   representing   the               
organisation must,  according to its bylaws, furnish the required               
documents and explanations.                                                     
                                                                                
        Article 12. Limitations of Public Organisation Activity                 
        Public organisations shall be prohibited from:                          
        1) fulfilment  of state  functions, state  institution or               
its officers' functions;                                                        
        2) fulfilment of trade union functions;                                 
        3) arming  its members,  organising of  military training               
for  them  and  formation  of  military  detachments,  except  in               
instances provided by laws;                                                     
        4)  receiving  funds  or  other  property,  allocated  by               
governments of  other states power and government institutions or               
state  organisations,  with  the  exception  of  funds  or  other               
property intended  for  support  of  education,  culture,  health               
protection and sports.                                                          
                                                                                
        Article 13. Public Organisation International                           
                    Relations                                                   
        According to  their bylaws, public organisations may join               
international public  (non state)  organisations, whose goals and               
activity are  not in  contradiction of  the Constitution  of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania and  this and  other  laws,  in  order  to               
maintain relations  with public organisations of other states, as               
well as  with international organisations, and to form agreements               
with them,  provided they  do not  contradict the Constitution of               
the Republic of Lithuania, and this and other laws.                             
                                                                                
        Article 14. Public Organisation Property                                
                                                                                
        According to  property right,  public  organisations  may               
possess buildings,  equipment,  publishing  facilities,  printing               
facilities, transportation  means, and charity donations, as well               
as other  property, necessary for the implementation of the goals               
and tasks  indicated in  their bylaws,  that may  be acquired for               
public organisation funds and also, through gifts, inheritance or               
other legal means.                                                              
        The funds of public organisations shall be comprised of:                
        1)  membership   and  participant   individual  fees,  as               
indicated in the bylaws;                                                        
        2)  gift   funds  (contributed)   by   natural   persons,               
charitable organisations, and charitable foundations;                           
        3)  gift   funds   (contributed)   by   non   state   and               
international public organisations;                                             
        4)  interest   from  credit   institutions  from   public               
organisation funds deposited there;                                             
        5) loan capital funds;                                                  
        6) other legally acquired funds.                                        
        State power  and government  institutions  and  municipal               
authorities may  allocate  funds  to  public  organisations  only               
towards implementation of specific cultural, educational, sports,               
health and  other social or special purpose programs. These funds               
may be  used solely  for the implementation of these programs and               
only, in  accordance with  the confirmed  estimate of  the  state               
institution which allocated the funds.                                          
        Property  and  funds  of  public  organisations  must  be               
utilised for  the implementation of the goals and tasks specified               
in their bylaws and shall not be in any form allocated to members               
of this  organisation, except  in the eventuality when the public               
organisation  terminates   its  activity,   based  upon  its  own               
decision. In  this eventuality,  having  satisfied  all  creditor               
demands, of  the  public  organisation  being  dissolved,  having               
compensated all  individuals who  were employed according to work               
contracts, the  public organisation  bodies,  which  adopted  the               
decision to  terminate activity  of a  public organisation, shall               
utilise the funds in accordance with the procedure.                             
                                                                                
        Article 15. Public Organisation Liability                               
                                                                                
        A public  organisation  shall  be  held  liable  for  its               
obligations by way of all of the property in its possession.                    
        A public organisation shall not be liable for obligations               
incurred by  its members,  while the  members shall not be liable               
for obligations incurred by the public organisation.                            
        A  public   organisation,  shall   be  held   liable,  in               
accordance  with   the  procedure   established  by   laws,   for               
compensation with  its property  for damage caused to natural and               
legal persons.                                                                  
                                                                                
         Article 16. Legal Regulation of Work of Persons                        
                    Employed by Public  Organisations                           
     Work contracts  shall be  drawn up  with employees  hired by               
public organisations,  according to  the procedure established by               
laws.                                                                           
        Persons, employed  by public organisations, by means of a               
work contract, shall have the right to social insurance and other               
rights and  guarantees, which  have been established by laws, for               
those   employed   in   state   enterprises,   institutions   and               
organisations.                                                                  
                                                                                
        For these  purposes, public  organisations pay  the  same               
type of  contributions from  their income,  to the  state  social               
insurance fund,  as do  the state  enterprises, institutions  and               
organisations.                                                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                           Chapter III                                          
         REGISTRATION OF BYLAWS OF PUBLIC ORGANISATIONS                         
                                                                                
        Article 17. Procedure of Registration of Public                         
               Organisation Bylaws                                              
        The Ministry  of Justice  of the  Republic  of  Lithuania               
shall register the bylaws of a public organisation whose activity               
extends beyond more than one county territory.                                  
        The county governor shall register the bylaws of a public               
organisation  whose   activity  extends   beyond  more  than  one               
municipal county and whose headquarters are located in the county               
centre or another territory of the county, namely a city or rural               
settlement.                                                                     
        The municipal  executive institution  shall register  the               
bylaws of  a public  organisation whose  activity encompasses the               
territory of one region or city.                                                
        The public  organisation shall  file with the appropriate               
state institution an application regarding bylaws registration no               
later than  within a one-month period from the day of adoption of               
bylaws and  election of  governing bodies. In accordance with the               
bylaws, the  application shall be signed by a person representing               
the  public   organisation,  who  shall  indicate  his  place  of               
residence.                                                                      
        The following  shall be  included with the application: a               
protocol of  the constituent  meeting, conference  or meeting and               
four copies of the public organisation bylaws.                                  
        The state  institution which  registers the bylaws, shall               
examine the  application for  registration  of  bylaws  during  a               
period of  one month from the day of receipt of all the documents               
indicated in  this Article. The state institution which registers               
the bylaws shall have the right to verify documents submitted for               
registration and the documents indicated therein.                               
        Changes in public organisation names, symbols, bylaws and               
supplements shall  be registered  in the  same procedure and with               
same time  limits as  the bylaws.  Changes in  bylaws and symbols               
shall become effective from the day of their registration.                      
        The state  institution  which  registers  the  bylaws  of               
public  organisations,   shall  manage   the  register  of  these               
organisations. The  Government of the Republic of Lithuania shall               
establish the register management procedure.                                    
                                                                                
        Article 18. Postponement of Bylaw Registration                          
                                                                                
        Registration of public bylaws shall be postponed if:                    
        1) procedure  for establishment of a public organisation,               
specified in Articles 4,6, and 7, was not adhered to;                           
        2) data  specified in  Article 9  of this  Law,  are  not               
included with the bylaws submitted for registration.                            
        Following postponement  of bylaw  registration, the state               
institution which  registers the  bylaws shall  return the bylaws               
and other  documents to  the founders  of the  organisation,  and               
shall include  a written  listing of existing shortcomings. These               
shortcomings must  be corrected  no later than within a one-month               
period.                                                                         
        Following presentation  of the corrected bylaws and other               
documents, their investigation time limit shall be computed anew,               
from the  day of  the presentation  of the  corrected bylaws  and               
documents, as indicated in Par.6 of Article 17 of this Law.                     
                                                                                
        Article 19. Refusal to Register Bylaws                                  
                                                                                
        Bylaws of  public organisations  shall not  be registered               
if:                                                                             
        1) the  goals and  tasks, and modes of activity indicated               
therein shall  contradict the  Constitution of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania, this  or other  laws and the decrees of the Government               
of Lithuania;                                                                   
        2) public  organisation bylaws shall have been previously               
registered under the same title;                                                
        3) requirements  of Chapters  9 and  17 of this Law shall               
not have been observed;                                                         
        4) data of the presented for registration documents shall               
not reflect reality.                                                            
        Upon refusal  to register the bylaws, applicants shall be               
notified in  writing, no  later  than  within  5  days  from  the               
adoption of  the decision  and specific reasons for refusal shall               
be furnished.                                                                   
        The decision  to register  bylaws of public organisations               
may be  appealed within  a period  of 15 days from the receipt of               
such by  the district  court, in accordance with the headquarters               
location of the state institution registering it.                               
                                                                                
        Article 20. Status of Public Organisations                              
     Public organisations and their unions are legal persons from               
date of registration.                                                           
     Public organisations have their own balance sheet, their own               
name stamp  and their  own currency  account at  only  one  bank,               
registered within the Republic of Lithuania and also one currency               
account in any foreign state.                                                   
     Structural subdivisions  of public organisations acquire the               
rights of legal persons according to procedure established in the               
public organisation bylaws.                                                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                           Chapter IV                                           
           SUPERVISION OF PUBLIC ORGANISATION ACTIVITY                          
                                                                                
        Article 21. Supervision of Public Organisation                          
                    Financial Activity                                          
     Financial activity  of public organisations is supervised by               
state tax  inspectorates, insofar  as this  is connected with tax               
payments.                                                                       
     In the event the public organisation receives funds from the               
state budget,  municipal  budget,  and  also  state  enterprises,               
institutions and organisations, the state shall have the right to               
look into the utilisation of such funds.                                        
                                                                                
        Article 22. Warning Concerning Violation of                             
                    Constitution or Laws of the Republic of                     
                    Lithuania                                                   
     The state institution which has registered the bylaws of the               
public  organisation,   having  established   that   the   public               
organisation or  its  structural  subdivision  has  violated  the               
Constitution of  the Republic  of Lithuania and this or any other               
laws, shall  inform the governing body of the public organisation               
concerning this,  in writing,  and shall set a time limit for the               
removal of the indicated violations.                                            
     In the  event the  violation shall fail to be removed within               
the set  time limit,  the state  institution which had registered               
the bylaws  of the  public organisation, must appeal to the court               
concerning cessation of the public activity.                                    
     Should the  violations fail to be removed in the course of a               
one-year period from the receipt of warning concerning violations               
of the  Constitution of  the Republic  of Lithuania  and this  or               
other laws, the state institution which had registered the bylaws               
of the  public organisation,  must appeal to court concerning the               
discontinuation of the public activity.                                         
      The  state institution,  that had  registered the bylaws of               
the public  organisation,  in  deliberating  whether  the  public               
organisation had  violated the  Constitution of  the Republic  of               
Lithuania,  and   this  or  other  laws  and  also,  whether  the               
organisation may  continue its  activity  following  the  court's               
decision to  stop it,  shall have  the right  of appeal  to other               
state institutions and obtain the conclusions they form.                        
                                                                                
        Article 23. Court Examination of Complaints                             
                    Regarding Registration of Public                            
                    Organisation Bylaws, Reorganisation of                      
                    Public Organisation or Court Examination                    
                    of Activity Interruption by Organisation                    
                    Decision                                                    
        The district court shall examine appeals regarding bylaws               
of  public   organisation  registration,  its  reorganisation  or               
activity interruption  by organisation  decision,  in  accordance               
with location  of the  public organisation headquarters. No fewer               
than  one-third   of  public   organisation  members  or  persons               
participating in  its activity, shall have the right to appeal to               
court,  concerning   recognition  as   invalid  of   the   public               
organisation governing  bodies' decision  on the  registration of               
public organisation  bylaws and reorganisation or interruption of               
organisation activity.  Such court  appeals may  be submitted  no               
later than 20 days following the receipt of appeal decisions.                   
        The state  institution that  has  registered  the  public               
bylaws and  consequently has  determined that  the data submitted               
for bylaw  registration do  not reflect reality, must turn to the               
court concerning the cessation of public organisation activity.                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter V                                           
           TERMINATION OF PUBLIC ORGANISATION ACTIVITY                          
                                                                                
        Article 24. Termination of Public Organisation                          
                    Activity                                                    
        Public organisation activity may be terminated:                         
        1) upon  adoption of a decision, to reorganise the public               
organisation,  i.  e.  to  divide  it  into  several  new  public               
organisations or  to join  it  to  another  public  organisation,               
according to established procedure;                                             
        2) upon  adoption of a decision to terminate activity, in               
accordance with  procedure  established  in  public  organisation               
bylaws;                                                                         
        3)  upon  adoption  of  a  court  decision  to  terminate               
activity.                                                                       
        This law and bylaws of public organisations set the basis               
and procedure  for public  organisation reorganisation as well as               
cessation of public organisation activity.                                      
                                                                                
        Article 25. Public Organisation Reorganisation                          
        Only the supreme governing body of the organisation being               
reorganised shall  have the  right to adopt a decision concerning               
reorganisation of  a public  organisation by means of dividing it               
into several  new organisations  or joining  it to another public               
organisation.                                                                   
        In the event the public organisation shall be reorganised               
by means of dividing it into several new organisations, its funds               
and property are allocated to the new organisations, according to               
procedure established  in the public organisation bylaws. If this               
question is  not defined in the bylaws of the public organisation               
being reorganised, the funds and property shall be apportioned to               
new organisations  based upon a decision by the supreme governing               
organ, which  shall be  adopted concurrently with the decision to               
reorganise the public organisation.                                             
        In deciding  questions of  means  of  reorganisation  and               
division of  public organisations,  the supreme governing body of               
the public  organisation must  concurrently decide, what the name               
of the  public organisation  shall be  and what  symbols it shall               
use.                                                                            
        Upon division  of a  public organisation into several new               
organisations, bylaws of newly-created public organisations shall               
be registered according to the procedure established by this Law.               
Public organisations are considered established from day of their               
registration.                                                                   
        In the  event a  public organisation  shall join  another               
public organisation,  its property  shall become  the property of               
the organisation, to which it is joined.                                        
        Upon adoption  of decision  according  to  the  procedure               
established in  the bylaws,  of terminating  activity of a public               
organisation,  its  property  shall  be  used  according  to  the               
procedure established  in the  bylaws,  if  the  laws  shall  not               
establish otherwise.                                                            
                                                                                
        Article 26. Separation of Public Organisation's                         
                    Structural Subdivision from Public                          
                    Organisation and Termination of its                         
                    Activity                                                    
        A structural  division of  a  public  organisation,  also               
possessing the  rights of a legal person, shall have the right to               
separate from  a public  organisation and  to become a new public               
organisation, if  this is provided for in the public organisation               
bylaws. The  person representing  the structural subdivision of a               
public organisation,  must serve  notification,  in  writing,  no               
later than within 5 days after the decision to separate is taken,               
to the  supreme governing  body of  the public  organisation from               
which it  is separating, and also to the executive institution of               
the municipal  government of the territory where the headquarters               
of this structural subdivision is located.                                      
        The structural subdivision of a public organisation loses               
its former  name and symbols, from the day the decision is taken,               
according to  the procedure  established in  the  bylaws  of  the               
public organisation,  to separate.  According to  the  procedure,               
established by  this Law,  such a structural subdivision shall be               
registered as a new public organisation.                                        
        According to  the procedure  established in its bylaws, a               
public organisation  may, at  any time, interrupt the activity of               
its structural divisions, including those which possess the right               
of a  legal person. If the public organisation bylaws contain the               
appropriate provision  the property  and funds of such structural               
subdivisions including those which possess legal person's rights,               
are transferred  to the public organisation. If the bylaws of the               
public organisation  do not  provide for  the disposition  of the               
property and funds of a structural subdivision, whose activity is               
being  stopped,  the  question  of  their  utilisation  shall  be               
resolved according to the procedure established by laws.                        
        Article 27. Public Organisation Activity  Cessation                     
                    or Termination by Court Decision                            
        Cessation of public organisation activity may be effected               
by court decision.                                                              
        A statement concerning cessation or termination of public               
organisation activity  is submitted to a district court according               
to location of headquarters of the public organisation. This type               
of statement is exempt from charges.                                            
                                                                                
        Article 28. Reasons for Cessation of Public                             
                    Organisation Activity                                       
                                                                                
        A court may effect cessation of a public activity, if the               
latter, or  its structural  subdivision fails  to remove,  by the               
appointed time, violations of the Constitution of the Republic of               
Lithuania and  this and  other laws,  as established by the state               
institution  which  had  registered  the  bylaws  of  the  public               
organisation, or continues illegal activity, following receipt of               
warning concerning termination of activity, which is in violation               
of the  Constitution of  the Republic  of Lithuania  and this and               
other laws.                                                                     
        Cessation of  activity of  a public  organisation may  be               
effected for a period not to exceed six months.                                 
                                                                                
        Article 29. Consequences of Activity Cessation                          
        When cessation  of public  organisation  activity  is  in               
effect throughout  the entire  cessation time  limit, the  public               
organisation and  its structural subdivisions are prohibited from               
use of  mass information  media, organising meetings, utilisation               
of funds  belonging to  the public organisation or its structural               
division accounts,  use, administering  and disposal  of property               
and funds belonging to the public organisation and its structural               
divisions.                                                                      
        Cessation of  activity of  public organisations, included               
in the  union of  public organisations, shall not raise any legal               
consequences for  this union, if no fewer than half of the public               
organisations within the union, have not ceased their activity.                 
        When the  activity of  a  public  organisation  union  is               
ceased, the  public organisations,  included within it, shall act               
according to their bylaws only.                                                 
        Upon expiration  of the  time limit  established  by  the               
court  for   cessation  of   the  public   activity,  the  public               
organisation informs  the state  institution which has registered               
it, in  writing, that it has removed the causes, due to which its               
activity  had  been  ordered  by  court,  to  cease.  The  public               
organisation whose  activity had  been subject  to cessation, may               
continue its activity only after the state institution, which had               
registered the  bylaws of  said organisation,  shall certify that               
those causes which have been instrumental in the cessation of the               
public activity, have been removed, and that it shall permit this               
public organisation to continue its activity.                                   
        Refusal to  permit continuation  of  public  organisation               
activity, issued  no later  than within  a period of 10 days from               
its adoption, may be appealed in court.                                         
                                                                                
        Article 30. Public Organisation Activity Termination                    
        The  court   may  terminate  the  activity  of  a  public               
organisation if:                                                                
        1)   the   public   organisation,   or   its   structural               
subdivision, whose  activity has ceased per court decision, shall               
violate the requirements provided in Article 29 of this Law;                    
        2) the public organisation or its structural subdivision,               
shall have violated the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania               
and this  or other  laws, within  the period  of  one  year  from               
receipt of warning concerning violation of laws.                                
        Having adopted  a resolution  to terminate  activity of a               
public organisation,  the court  obligates the state institution,               
which had  registered the bylaws of this organisation, to appoint               
liquidates and establish their authorisations.                                  
        Property and  funds  of  the  public  organisation  whose               
activity has been terminated by court decision, is used according               
to the procedure established by laws.                                           
                                                                                
        I promulgate  this  Law  passed  by  the  Seimas  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
                                                                                
  ALGIRDAS BRAZAUSKAS                                                           
  President of the Republic                                                     
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
2 February 1995                                                                 
No. I - 784