REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                                                                                
                         SUPREME COUNCIL                                        
                                                                                
                           RESOLUTION                                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
   On the Entry Into Force of the Court Law of the Republic of                  
                            Lithuania                                           
                                                                                
     The Supreme  Council of  the Republic  of Lithuania resolves               
that:                                                                           
                                                                                
     1. The  Court Law  of the  Republic of  Lithuania shall come               
into force on the 10th day of February, 1992, while Articles 1-5,               
7 and  9-15   of this Law shall come into force on the 1st day of               
November, 1992.                                                                 
     2.  The   Government  of   the  Republic  of  Lithuania,  in               
accordance with  the proposals of the Ministry of Justice and the               
Supreme Court,  must ensure  proper working  conditions  for  the               
courts, including furniture, technical and other provisions.                    
     3. The Ministry of Justice, in coordination with the Supreme               
Court, must  prepare and  present to  the Supreme  Council of the               
Republic of  Lithuania draft  projects of  the following laws and               
regulations:                                                                    
     1) by  June 1,  1992 -  The Law  on Pensions,  Insurance and               
Social Guarantees; The Law on Wages and Bonus;                                  
     2) by  July 1, 1992 - Establishment of District Courts, Area               
Courts, the  Court of  Appeal and the Supreme Court of Lithuania;               
Number of  Judges in  District Courts,  Area Courts, the Court of               
Appeal and the Supreme Court;                                                   
     3) by August 1, 1992 - Court of Honour Regulations.                        
     4. The Minister of Justice, in coordination with the Supreme               
Court  of   the  Republic  of  Lithuania,  must  present  to  the               
Government of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania  a  draft  resolution               
concerning the realization of Article 44 by June 1, 1992.                       
     5. The  Supreme Court  chairperson must  present a  list  of               
judges -  candidates to  the Supreme  Court of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania -  to the  Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania               
by August 1, 1992.                                                              
     6. In  coordination with  the  Minister  of  Justice  of  the              
Republic of Lithuania, the Chairperson of the Supreme Council must              
present   a list of judges - candidates to the Court of Appeal and              
area courts - to the Presidium of the Supreme Council by August 1,              
1992.                                                                           
     7. The  Minister of  Justice must present a list of judges -               
candidates to  the district  courts -  to the  Presidium  of  the               
Supreme Council by August 1, 1992.                                              
     8. By February 15, 1992, the Minister of Justice must form a               
temporary district  court judge  examination committee,  and  the               
Supreme Court  chairperson must  form examination committeees for               
area courts,  the Court  of Appeal,  and the Supreme Court, which               
shall act as a board of experts from the date established.                      
     9. The Minister of Justice and the Supreme Court chairperson               
must ensure the activities of the courts during the reform period               
so that  all of the Lithuanian courts could  begin to function in               
accordance with this law by November 1,1992.                                    
     10. By  August 1, 1992, the Ministry of Justice must prepare               
and present  to the  Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania               
and the  Governemnt of  the Republic  of Lithuania a list of laws               
and standard  acts which  shall lose  their power  after this law               
comes into force.                                                               
     11. The  Board of  Court Reform of the Supreme Council of the              
Republic of  Lithuania must,  in due  time, prepare and present to              
the Supreme  Council  proposals  concerning  the  changes  in  the              
Criminal Code,  Civil Code and Administrative Code of the Republic              
of Lithuania.                                                                   
     12. The  present Resolution  shall come  into force from the               
moment of its adoption.                                                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
Vytautas Landsbergis                                                            
                                                                                
President                                                                       
Supreme Council                                                                 
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
6 February 1992                                                                 
No.I-2274