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Article II of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in Lithuanian
Adopted by Resolution 260 (III) A of the U.N. General Assembly on December 9, 1948.
Entry into force: January 12, 1951.
Lithuania became a party to the Genocide Convention on February 1, 1996.
List of parties to the Convention (UNHCHR status report), Nations that are NOT party to the Convention (this website)

Article 6 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in Lithuanian
Adopted on 17 July 1998 by the United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries
on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court in Rome on July 17, 1998.
Entry into force: 1 July 2002
Lithuania signed the Rome Statute on December 10, 1998, but has not yet ratified the Treaty.
Ratifications and signatures (UN website)

The texts of Article II and Article 6 include the same international definition of genocide.


Tarptautinio Baud■iamojo Teismo Romos Statutas, 1998 m. liepos men. 17 d.

6 straipsnis. Genocidas

­io Statuto tikslais savoka "genocidas" rei­kis bet kuria i­ ■emiau i­ vardintu veiku, padaromu turint tiksla i­ dalies ar visi­kai sunaikinti kokia nors nacionaline, etnine, rasine ar religine grupe, kaip tokia:

(a) tokios grupes nariu nuudymas;

(b) sunkiu kuno sualojimu ar protinio sutrikimo tokios grupes nariams sukelimas;

(c) i­ankstinis tycinis sudarymas kokiai nors grupei tokiu gyvenimo salygu, kuriomis siekiama ja visi­kai ar i­ dalies fizi­kai sunaikinti;

(d) priemones, kuriomis siekiama nutrauki vaiku gimdyma tokioje grupeje;

(e) prievartinis vaiku perdavimas i­ vienos ■moniu grupes kitai.


Comment: "The definition of genocide in Article 99 of the Lithuanian Criminal Code is broader than the International Law definition found in Article II of the 1948 Genocide Convention and Article 6 of the Rome Statute. Article 99 includes political and social groups in the list of protected groups and adds deportations and torture to the acts by which genocide is committed.

Full Lithuanian text of the 1998 Rome Statute


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