Human rights and freedoms shall be innate.
The freedom of a human being shall be inviolable.
No one may be arbitrarily detained or held arrested. No one may be deprived of his freedom otherwise than on the grounds and according to the procedures which have been established by law.
A person detained in flagrante delicto must, within 48 hours, be brought before a court for the purpose of deciding, in the presence of the detainee, on the validity of the detention. If the court does not adopt a decision to arrest the person, the detainee shall be released immediately.
The person of the human being shall be inviolable.
The dignity of the human being shall be protected by law.
It shall be prohibited to torture, injure a human being, degrade his dignity, subject him to cruel treatment as well as establish such punishments.
No human being may be subjected to scientific or medical experimentation without his knowledge and free consent.
All persons shall be equal before the law, the court, and other State institutions and officials.
The rights of the human being may not be restricted, nor may he be granted any privileges on the ground of gender, race, nationality, language, origin, social status, belief, convictions, or views.
A citizen may move and choose his place of residence in Lithuania freely and may leave Lithuania freely.
These rights may not be restricted otherwise than by law and if it is necessary for the protection of the security of the State, the health of the people as well as for administration of justice.
A citizen may not be prohibited from returning to Lithuania.
Everyone who is Lithuanian may settle in Lithuania.
The family shall be the basis of society and the State.
Family, motherhood, fatherhood and childhood shall be under the protection and care of the State.
Marriage shall be concluded upon the free mutual consent of man and woman.
The State shall register marriages, births, and deaths. The State shall also recognise church registration of marriages.
In the family, the rights of spouses shall be equal.
The right and duty of parents is to bring up their children to be honest people and faithful citizens and to support them until they come of age.
The duty of children is to respect their parents, to take care of them in their old age, and to preserve their heritage.
Each human being may freely choose a job or business, and shall have the right to have proper, safe and healthy conditions at work, to receive fair pay for work and social security in the event of unemployment.
The work of foreigners in the Republic of Lithuania shall be regulated by law.
Forced labour shall be prohibited.
Military service or alternative service performed in place of military service as well as citizens’ work in time of war, natural disaster, epidemics, or other extreme cases shall not be considered forced labour.
Work performed by persons convicted by [the] court, the work being regulated by law, shall not be considered forced labour, either.
Each working human being shall have the right to rest and leisure as well as to an annual paid leave.
The length of working time shall be established by law.
Article 100. Treatment of Persons Prohibited under International Law
A person who intentionally, by carrying out or supporting the policy of the State or an organisation, attacks civilians on a large scale or in a systematic way and commits their killing or causes serious impairment to their health; inflicts on them such conditions of life as bring about their death; engages in trafficking in human beings; commits deportation of the population; tortures, rapes, involves in sexual slavery, forces to engage in prostitution, forcibly inseminates or sterilises; persecutes any group or community of persons for political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious, sexual or other reasons prohibited under international law; detains, arrests or otherwise deprives them of liberty, where such a deprivation of liberty is not recognised, or fails to report the fate or whereabouts of the persons; carries out the policy of apartheid
shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of five up to twenty years or by life imprisonment.
Article 104. Violation of Norms of International Humanitarian Law Concerning Protection of Civilians and Their Property in Time of War
A person who, in time of war or during an armed international conflict or under the conditions of occupation or annexation and in violation of norms of international humanitarian law, drives out the civilian population from their homes or resettles them or forces them to change their religion; rapes women, involves them in sexual slavery or forces them to engage in prostitution; forcibly sterilises or inseminates them; utilises means of intimidation or terror; takes hostages; applies collective punishment; confines in a concentration camp; separates children from their parents or guardians; threatens death by starvation; imposes criminal penalties without a judgement of an independent and impartial court or without guarantees of defence in court; confiscates their property or conducts mass expropriation thereof for purposes other than military necessity; imposes unjustifiably large contributions and requisitions shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of three up to fifteen years.
Article 146. Unlawful imprisonment
Article 147. Trafficking in Human Beings
Article 147(1). Use of Forced Labour
Article 148. Restriction of Freedom of a Person’s Actions
Article 157. Purchase or Sale of a Child
3. A legal entity shall also be held liable for the acts provided for in this Article.
Article 2. Principles of Legal Regulation of Labour Relations
2) freedom of choice of employment;
5) provision of safe and healthy working conditions;
6) fair remuneration for work;
7) prohibition of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Article 36. Protection of Labour Rights
1) by recognising the said rights;
2) by restoring the situation that existed before the violation of the right and preventing performance of the acts which violate the right;
3) by obligating to perform the duty;
4) by terminating or modifying the legal relation;
5) by making the person guilty of violation of labour rights repair the property or moral damage inflicted or, in the cases prescribed by law, also exacting from the above person penalty or default payment;
6) in other ways established by laws.
1) by recognising as invalid the acts adopted by state institutions,
municipalities or individual officers if the said acts are contrary to laws;
2) by not applying the act adopted by a state institution, municipality or individual officer, which is contrary to laws.
7. Labour honour and businesses repute shall be protected pursuant to the Civil Code except in cases where this Code or other laws establish other procedure and ways of protection of labour honour and business repute.
Article 3.7. Concept of marriage
Article 3.13. Voluntary nature of marriage
Article 3.14. Legal age of consent to marriage
5. In the process of deciding on the reduction of the legal age of consent to marriage, the state institution for the protection of the child’s rights must present its opinion on the advisability of the reduction of the person’s legal age of consent to marriage and whether such a reduction is in the true interests of the person concerned.