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Personality Rights in Lithuania
Personality Rights in Lithuania

Author(s): Katažyna Mikša, Laima Vaigė
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Uniwersytet Opolski
Keywords: civil law; Lithuania; personality rights

Summary/Abstract: The Lithuanian law statutizes the protection of personality rights of physical persons, primarily, on the constitutional level. The protection secured by the regulations of the civil law is of a slightly lesser importance and serves as a means of protection of constitutional values. On the other hand, personality rights of legal persons are not protected constitutionally. The doctrine defines the personality rights as non-property rights connected with the human being, which corresponds to the codified definition of the non-property rights and ones devoid of economic value. As regards the Lithuanian law, the catalogue of personality rights is open, although it is hard to point to what guiding principles should courts be directed by while granting the protection to unnamed personality rights. Personality rights are inalienable and non-hereditary, although after the physical person’s death, their personality rights can be executed by their spouses and children. This entitlement concerns violations which took place after the death of the given physical person. In the case of the personality rights which have been violated, the disadvantaged party is entitled to claims of default, removal of effects of the violation, satisfaction and compensation.

  • Issue Year: XI/2013
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 51-59
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: English