Freedom of the press and the right to disseminate information shall be legal as long as the integrity, dignity and privacy of another person are not infringed. UAB Justicija will help you to maintain your personal and business reputation.

If false or degrading information is disclosed about a person, they may be subject to civil, administrative or even criminal liability.

Defending honour and dignity

  • We will appeal to the media for the removal of defamatory text or degrading images and / or other similar information;
  • help in the peaceful settlement of the dispute through negotiation;
  • if necessary, apply to a court in civil proceedings for termination of wrongful acts or for damages;
  • apply to the pre-trial investigation body for the initiation of criminal proceedings.

The honour and dignity of the individual are personal non-property values which are protected by law. The right to honour and dignity is the right of a person to demand that public opinion about him or her be formed on the basis of knowledge corresponding to his or her actual deeds, and that his or her moral judgment corresponds to the way in which it actually fulfils the requirements of law, the moral norms of humanity. Honour and dignity are violated by the dissemination of untruthful and degrading data about a person.

The honour and dignity of the natural person (business reputation of the legal person) is protected in court after the dissemination of not true data about the person, this data must be fake, something that really did not exist (false, fictional). Subjectively, one-sidedly presented information that distorts or suppresses the links between events, phenomena, and causal relationships with other events and phenomena is to be recognized as untrue to reality.

Data can be disseminated in various ways (through the media, in an official document, in a letter or in other writings, by e-mail, etc.). In addition, the data must be verifiable because, for example, an individual’s opinion is not data.

It should be emphasized that these rules apply to both public information broadcasters and public commenters.

The injured party shall have the right to apply to the courts for a denial of such data and for the pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage suffered as a result of the dissemination of such data.

It is noted, that after a person’s death such a right is enjoyed by his or her spouse, parents and children, if the dissemination of untrue data about the deceased also degrades their honour and dignity.

Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania Article 2.24


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