Information Systems of Lithuanian Courts (LITEKO)
Lietuvos teismų informacinė sistema
Data available on
- Marital status
Employment, address, profession, education
Relationship with perpetrator
Repeatedly suffering from GBV
- Marital status
Education, employment, address
Relationship with victim
This means that this kind of information is not recorded by this data source.
- Marital status
Relationship with victim/perpetrator
Incident description by witness
Children witnessing IPV incident
Code system used
- Criminal justice
No codes specific to VAW, codes only refer to the Criminal Code articles
Description of incident
- Type of violence
Geographical location of the case (according to the provided information about courts, which investigate the case).
Information appears as types of court's sentences.
Civil justice data
The court usually mark the case if civil proceedings starts. This is not specifically related to the cases of domestic violence but in general any started civil proceeding will appear in the system.
Incident respond resources
- Human resources
- Financial resources
- Other resources
Stages of prosecution process
- Withdrawals of complaints
- Withdrawals of prosecution support
- N. of cases reported for each incident
- N. of cases initiated for each type of incident
- N. of cases referred to court
- Types of offense(s)
Data provides evidence about whole process of a case.
- Guilty pleas
- Guilty verdicts
All final court's verdicts are attached. It should be noted that information about the verdict is made anonymous following data protection regulations.
Average time case through criminal justice system
N. of cases resulting in arrest
Charged with more than one offense
List of offenses
There is a special card of the offender where information about charges appear.
Time period in prison.
Death as result of incident
A verdict of a court is enclosed to the paper file of the decision but it does not all information appear in the system.
- In paper form
- Electronically (single files)
- Electronically (database)
Each court has its own regulations on collecting data about a case. The case itself is in paper file, but data on the incident, participants of the process and court decision appear in electronic files which constitute the Lithuanian Court Information System (LITEKO) database.
Frequency of updating
Quality assurance process
The Council of Courts approved the regulations in 2006 (Order No. 13P-424, January 6, 2006) on procedures to register the cases in the LITEKO system. It is required to register the received by a court procedural documents, register number in the system, launching a court case, registration of persons participating in the process, incidences of the investigated process, registration of the documents of the process, verdicts of the process, timing of investigation in the court, checked and added information to the process, methods of search. The courts register the materials and National court administration controls and supervises the process and can identify the persons who entered data. Training for court employees responsible for registering data are periodically organized by the National court administration.
- Over time
It is immediately recorded when the court process start.
The National Court Administration participates in the EU-support project E-Proceeding (E-byla) which aims at uniting efforts of different institutions that are involved in criminal process and provide shared data base on criminal proceeding. Recently the National Court Administration launched the project to provide electronically data from LITEKO to the Register of Suspected, Offended and Convicted. Previously this information was transferred in paper files. This will allow to share data about convicted not only in Lithuania but also in the EU. The pilot works of uniting both databases will be finalised in May 2013.
Relation with third parties
Usually the prosecutor submits the application to the court about the case.