Court upholds job ban on former KGB members

  • 1999-03-11
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - In a long-awaited decision, the Constitutional Court ruled March 4 that the state may prohibit former KGB employees from holding certain jobs.However, the court said the president does not have the right to determine when and to whom to apply the ban. That responsibility rests with Lithuanian state security structures and the courts.The ruling means the essence of a much-debated law passed by Parliament last summer is constitutional but must be rewritten before it can be appliedThe law, sponsored by the ruling Conservative and Christian Democratic parties, describes the KGB as a "...
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