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Vol. 4 No. 1 (2011): issue-1-june-2011

INVOLVEMENT OF NON-EU EUROPEAN NATO MEMBERS IN CSDP: THE TURKISH CASE

Şeyda Hanbay

The European Union (EU) has been building its security and defense policy since the 1990s. The evolution of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSD

ACCESSIBILITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION: THE RIGHT TO HIGHER EDUCATION IN COMPARATIVE APPROACH

Aurelija Pūraitė

At present there is an unprecedented demand for and a great diversification in higher education, as well as an increased awareness of its vital importa

FAITH, ETHICS AND RELIGIOUS NORMS IN A GLOBALIZED ENVIRONMENT: FREEDOM OF RELIGION AS A CHALLENGE TO THE REGULATION OF ISLAMIC FINANCE IN EUROPE

Stefan Kirchner

It is often feared that globalization is an equalizer in that it dissolves the differences between cultures, including legal cultures. At the same time

A CASE STUDY IN THE GLOBALIZATION OF DISABILITY RIGHTS: THE COMPATIBILITY OF LITHUANIA'S PROCESS FOR DETERMINING THE LEGAL INCAPACITY OF DISABLED PERSONS WITH INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STANDARDS

Charles F. Szymanski, Mindaugas Bilius

Disability rights law has expanded over the past twenty years from near non-existence to developing into an international legal norm, particularly thro

ETHNIC MINORITY POLICIES AND POLITICAL PARTIES’ APPEAL TO ETHNIC VOTERS: A CASE STUDY OF ESTONIA’S RUSSIANS

Leonas Tolvaišis

Focusing on a case study of Estonia’s major political parties’ relations with the ethnic Russian electorate, the article examines the role of ethni

THE DEVELOPMENT OF EUROPEAN CRIMINAL LAW AS A CULTURAL CHALLENGE

Volker Stiebig

The article gives an appraisal of the last years‟ development in criminal matters in the European Union and answers the question if an integrative

INDIVIDUAL CONSTITUTIONAL COMPLAINT IN LITHUANIA: CONCEPTION AND THE LEGAL ISSUES

Aušra Kargaudienė

This article presents the concept of individual constitutional complaint and its fundamental conditions as well as the basic provisions for its develop

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT OF THE CHILD IN POLITICAL ISSUES: THE RIGHT WHICH EVOLVED AT THE UNIVERSAL LEVEL BUT IS STILL UNACKNOWLEDGED BY MOST REGIONAL INSTRUMENTS

Mariya Riekkinen

In 2009 the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child denoted the emergence of the widespread practice, conceptualized broadly as “participation”. Pa

LITHUANIA‘S PARTICIPATION IN THE RECONSTRUCTION PROCESS OF AFGHANISTAN: A CASE OF A SMALL STATE‘S ENGAGEMENT IN THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA

Ringailė Kuokštytė

Because the international arena is too focused on the interests of big states as structuring international interactions, small states continue to appea