1.3 Main specifics of the constitutional system

According to Lithuanian experts in law, the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Lithuania may be defined in two different ways.
First, according to the way the document of sovereign legal powers is drawn and what forms of acts are provided for in the above-mentioned document. In this instance the sources of the Constitutional Law are the Constitution as well as the acts explicating its provisions:
  • constitutional laws;
  • general laws (e.g. Government laws, ... laws on elections, the statute of the Seimas which have the power of law);
  • statutory acts (e.g. Government resolutions, decrees of the President of the Republic of Lithuania).
"From a narrower point of view the present Constitutional Law of the Republic of Lithuania may be defined according to what document has the sovereign legal powers and what regulation embedded in the document is considered to be fundamental... In this respect the Constitutional Law is a unity of the exercise and protection of the innate rights, freedom and other values of the human being... actions embedded in the Constitution and decisions adopted to the Constitution by the Constitutional Law "