International Art and Heritage Law > Lithuania

Lithuania

Lithuanian Cultural Heritage legislation as at July 2010

 

State party to international instruments

1954 Hague Convention

1954 Hague Protocol

1999 Hague Protocol

27 July 1998

27 July 1998

13 March 2002

1970 Unesco Convention

1995 UNIDROIT Convention

27 July 1998

4 April 1997

1972 World Heritage Convention

31 March 1992

2001 Underwater Heritage Convention

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2003 Intangible Heritage Convention

21 January 2005

2005 Diversity of Cultural Expressions Convention

18 December 2006

 

State party to regional instruments

European Cultural Convention

7 May 1992

European Convention for the Protection of the  Architectural Heritage

7 December 1999

European Convention on Offences Relating to Cultural Property

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European Convention for the Protection of the  Archaeological Heritage (revised)

7 December 1999

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

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Framework Convention for the Protection of National  Minorities

23 March 2000

European Landscape Convention

13 November 2002

European Convention for the Protection of the  Audiovisual Heritage

26 May 2003

Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for  Society

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Constitutional provisions

Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, 1992, Arts 29, 37, 42 and 45

 

National legislation

Law on Documents and Archives 1995, new edition, 2008

Law on the Protection of Movable Cultural Property 1996, amended in 2004 and 2008

Resolution on the Approval of Export Procedure of Movable Cultural Property and Antique Objects from the Republic of Lithuania 2001

Resolution on the Procedure of Import to the Republic of Lithuania and Export From the Republic of Lithuania of Movable Items of Cultural Heritage and Antiques 1996 (not reproduced, not valid after 2002)

Resolution on the Approval of Government indemnity for Foreign Movable Cultural Property temporally imported in to the Republic of Lithuania 2003, as amended 2009

Resolution on the Procedure of Return of Cultural Objects Unlawfully Removed from the Territory of a Member State of the European Union 2004

Law on Protection of Immovable Culture Heritage 2004, as amended 2008

Law on Environmental Protection 2010

Law on Protected Areas 1993, as amended 2001

Law on Libraries 1995

Law concerning the implementation on the Law on Libraries 1995

Law on Ethnic Minorities, 1989, as amended 1991

Law on the Principles of the State Protection of Ethnic Culture 1999, as amended 2004

Resolution on Validation of the Council for the Protection of Ethnic Culture and Regulations thereof 1999

Government's Decree on implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Lithuania, 2001

Law on the State Language, 1995

Law on Ratification of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, 2006

Law on the Ratification of the UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects, 1997

 

Other

Resolution of Baltic Assembly on the Maritime Cultural Heritage of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, 2003

Resolution of the Baltic Assembly on the Preservation of Cultural Heritage of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, 1999

 

CE Cultural Heritage Compendium

 

Other useful links

The Government of the Republic of Lithuania

Ministry of Culture (English version inactive)

 

Contact

The Government of the Republic of Lithuania

Email: [email protected]

 

Page last updated on 01 August 2015