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Objective 1: ensuring State’s duty to protect, defend and respect human rights [page 1]

“The Government has the obligation to ensure the above mentioned human rights in these areas. Government’s actions and measures include legislative instruments aimed at the development of a legislative framework providing for responsible business practices and elimination of corruption in the public sector.”

B. Anticorruption measures [page 2]

1. “Effective implementation of coordinated anti-corruption policy. The aim is to ensure proactive and effective fight against corruption, thus reducing the overall scope of corruption.

Draft amendment to the National Anti-corruption Programme for 2011-2014 was drafted by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania and adopted through the Resolution of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania of 3 December 2013. The revision and updating of this programme focussed particularly on key problems in certain areas of the public sector.”

E. Measures related to international obligations [page 4]

2. “Accession to the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. The aim is to create conditions for the ratification of the Convention following Lithuania’s accession to the OECD. To successfully accede to this Convention, criminal legislation must contain a special rule providing for the liability of natural and legal persons for the bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions. The legislation must also prohibit tax deductions from money obtained as bribes, irrespective of this money being accounted for in accordance with applicable legal requirements.”

Objective 2: promoting corporate responsibility and respect in the field of business and human rights

B. Government measures encouraging business enterprises to secure respect for human rights [page 7]

2. “Competition of business initiatives on anticorruption. With regard to the fact that in 2003 on the initiative of the UN 9th of December was declared the International Anti-Corruption Day, in order to support anti-corruption initiatives each year the Ministry of Economy announces the competition of business initiatives on anti-corruption and subsequently awards the initiators for the most effective business initiatives on anti-corruption.”

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