PRESIDIUM OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF                              
                    THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                   
                                                                                
                            RESOLUTION                                          
        ON FORMATION OF THE SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS OFFICE                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
      Taking into consideration the fact that the Supreme Council               
of the  Republic of  Lithuania has  repeatedly condemned publicly               
the   crimes against  humanity, that  it firmly  adheres  to  the               
principles that  persons who  have committed  such crimes must be               
prosecuted and must not evade responsibility and also taking into               
consideration the  wish of  certain states  to cooperate  in  the               
investigation of  such  crimes,  the  Presidium  of  the  Supreme               
Council resolves:                                                               
                                                                                
      1. To commission the Procurator's Office of the Republic of               
Lithuania to form a Special Investigations Office whose functions               
shall  be  the  investigation  of  crimes  against  humanity  and               
cooperation with the analogous institutions of other states.                    
                                                                                
      2. To recommend the Special Investigations Office formed by               
the  Procurator's   Office  to   coordinate  its  work  with  the               
Government  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania,  with  other  legal               
institutions as  well as with the institutions having archives in               
their disposition.                                                              
                                                                                
     3. To authorise the Procurator's Office to maintain contacts               
with respective  offices of  other states, to share with them the               
necessary information,  and to  provide practical  assistance  to               
their representatives in Lithuania.                                             
                                                                                
     4. To commission the Government of the Republic of Lithuania               
to settle  the questions  of material  supply to the newly formed               
Office.                                                                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     VYTAUTAS LANDSBERGIS                                                       
     PRESIDENT                                                                  
     SUPREME COUNCIL                                                            
     REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                                      
                                                                                
     VILNIUS                                                                    
     23 OCTOBER 1991                                                            
     NO.I-1916