Introduction of "crime of denial" in the Lithuanian criminal law and first instances of its application

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Abstract

he present article analyses the so-called ‘crime of denial’ recently established in Article 1702 of the Lithuanian Criminal Code. It describes how this crime was introduced in the Lithuanian Law, and the reasons for its present form and challenges. The crime has been applied in two instances (Stankeras case and Paleckis case). The author discusses these two instances of application, critically reviews the arguments of the Prosecutor’s Office and of the court of first instance and shows that at least in the first cases of application of this crime, its objectives and particularities are misunderstood.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-329
JournalJurisprudencija: mokslo darbai
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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  • Lithuanian Criminal Law
  • Soviet regime crimes
  • Nazi crimes

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