The Law of the Baltic States

  • Tanel Kerikmäe
  • Kristi Joamets
  • Jānis Pleps
  • Anita Rodiņa
  • Tomas Berkmanas
  • Edita Gruodytė

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Estonian Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tatjana Evas, Thomas Hoffmann, Kristi Joamets, Tanel Kerikmäe, Ramon Loik, Katrin Nyman-Metcalf et al.
      Pages 3-40
    3. Marek Herm, Kristi Joamets, Marko Kairjak, Tanel Kerikmäe, Helen Kranich, Kaido Künnapas et al.
      Pages 41-100
    4. Edgar Grünberg, Kristi Joamets, Rene Lauk, Priidu Pärna, Margus Poola, Addi Rull
      Pages 101-148
  3. Latvian Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Arnis Buka, Irēna Kucina, Jānis Lazdiņš, Daiga Rezevska
      Pages 151-190
    3. Māris Badovskis, Jautrīte Briede, Edvīns Danovskis, Kristīne Dupate, Annija Kārkliņa, Kārlis Ketners et al.
      Pages 191-275
    4. Linda Damane, Jānis Kārkliņš, Inese Lībiņa-Egner, Vadims Mantrovs, Daina Ose, Martins Osis et al.
      Pages 277-355
  4. Lithuanian Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Tomas Berkmanas, Marius Jonaitis, Saulė Milčiuvienė, Birutė Pranevičienė, Stasys Šedbaras, Violeta Vasiliauskienė et al.
      Pages 359-406
    3. Marius Bartninkas, Mindaugas Bilius, Paulius Čerka, Tomas Davulis, Edita Gruodytė, Aušra Kargaudienė et al.
      Pages 407-470
    4. Paulius Astromskis, Jurgita Grigienė, Julija Kiršienė, Aušrinė Pasvenskienė, Evaldas Rapolas, Siuzana Ščerbina-Dalibagienė et al.
      Pages 471-534

About this book


This is the first book to present the law of the Baltic States in one comprehensive and coherent volume in English. The Baltic States region, which was incorporated by the Soviet Union for 50 years and now is the only such territory in the EU, continues to be characterized by a number of unique traits, problems and developmental trends. This book addresses these facets of law – the status quo, problems and trends – by adopting a comparative perspective structure for all three Baltic States (divided into three main parts – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). Each of these parts examines similar core aspects: General Frameworks, Public Law, and Private Law. Taking into account the peculiarities of each country, the individual chapters provide analyses of principles, problems and developments in specific legal branches. The authors of the book are recognized academics and professionals in the field of law. Taken together, their contributions offer a valuable tool and resource for anyone interested in the law of the Baltic States: students, legal practitioners, scholars, administrators, etc.


Baltic States Baltic law Latvian law Lithuanian law Baltic legal systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Tanel Kerikmäe
    • 1
  • Kristi Joamets
    • 2
  • Jānis Pleps
    • 3
  • Anita Rodiņa
    • 4
  • Tomas Berkmanas
    • 5
  • Edita Gruodytė
    • 6
  1. 1.Tallinn Law SchoolTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia
  2. 2.Tallinn Law SchoolTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia
  3. 3.Faculty of LawUniversity of LatviaRigaLatvia
  4. 4.Faculty of LawUniversity of LatviaRigaLatvia
  5. 5.Law FacultyVytautas Magnus UniversityKaunasLithuania
  6. 6.Law FacultyVytautas Magnus UniversityKaunasLithuania

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54477-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54478-6
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