THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
31 May 1994 No. I-480
(As amended by 8 April 1998)
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF THE ACTIVITIES OF COURTS
Article 2. Equality before the Law and in the Administration of Justice
All persons shall be equal before the law and in the administration of justice. A person's rights may not be restricted or he may not be granted any privileges on the basis of his or her sex, race, nationality, language, origin, social status, religion, convictions or opinions.
Article 8. The Language of Court Proceedings
Court proceedings in the Republic of Lithuania shall be conducted in the state language.
Persons who do not know the Lithuanian language shall be guaranteed the right to participate in court proceedings through the interpreter. This right shall also be guaranteed to persons who do not know the Lithuanian language and wish to speak during court proceedings in their native language or any other language designated by them.
The costs of interpreter's services shall be covered from the state budget.
I promulgate this law passed by the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
|ALGIRDAS BRAZAUSKAS||PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC|
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