News

23.05.2017.

Justices of the Constitutional Court Daiga Rezevska and Jānis Neimanis participate in international events of legal science

On 23 May, Justice of the Constitutional Court Daiga Rezevska participated in the conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Romanian Constitutional Court “A Quarter of a Century of Constitutionalism” in Bucharest, Romania. On Thursday, May 25, Justice of the Constitutional Court Jānis Neimanis will attend the annual congress of society Societas Iuris Publici […]

18.05.2017.

Advisor to the President of the Constitutional Court participates in the meeting of the Constitutional Justice – Joint Council of the Venice Commission

Today, on 18 May, Laila Jurcēna, Advisor to the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele, participates in the meeting of the Constitutional Justice-Joint Council of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission) in Karlsruhe, Germany. The Council of Constitutional Justice unites representatives from the constitutional courts and institutions of constitutional review […]

18.05.2017.

The norm that provides that a decision by the Prison Administration on increasing a sentenced prisoner’s regime of serving the sentence is not subject to appeal is incompatible with the Satversme

On 18 May the Constitutional Court has passed judgement in Case No. 2016-12-01 “On Compliance of Section 5021 (5) of the Sentence Execution Code of Latvia with the First Sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm Section 5021 of the Sentence Execution Code of Latvia establishes the procedure for appealing against decisions by […]

17.05.2017.

A case initiated with respect to a provision that envisages the right of a court to refuse to initiate appellate procedure in a case of administrative violation in the form of a resolution

On 16 May 2017 the 1st Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Section 28920 (7) of the Latvian Administrative Violations Code with the first sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm Section 28920 (7) of the Latvian Administrative Violations Code:  “If judges unanimously recognise that […]

16.05.2017.

Sanita Osipova elected to the office of the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court

Today, on May 16, after a break in the court sitting that was announced last week, the Constitutional Court continued election of the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court. Justice of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova was elected deputy of the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele with a majority vote for the term of […]

16.05.2017.

Official visit of the Chairman of the Senate of Uzbekistan to the Constitutional Court

On Tuesday, 16 May, His Excellency Nigmatilla Yuldashev, the Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and the delegation led by him visited the Constitutional Court in the framework of his official visit to Latvia. At the Constitutional Court the delegation was welcomed by the President of the Constitutional Court […]

12.05.2017.

The Constitutional Court joins the Superior Courts Network of the European Court of Human Rights

The Constitutional Court has joined the Superior Courts Network of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Joining this network is an important step in facilitating high quality dialogue between the Constitutional Court and ECHR. The dialogue in the framework of the judicial network will ensure effective exchange of information both to the Constitutional Court […]

11.05.2017.

Election of the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court will be held

Election of the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court will be held on Tuesday, 16 May, at 12.00 in the courtroom of the Constitutional Court at 1 Jura Alunāna Street, in Riga. Until 31 March 2017 Uldis Ķinis served as the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court. On 31 March 2017 Uldis Ķinis’ mandate of the Justice of the Constitutional […]

10.05.2017.

A case initiated with respect to regulation on noise in the vicinity of motor racing tracks

On 9 May 2017, the 3rd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated case “On compliance of Para 2 of Annex 2 to Cabinet Regulation of 7 January 2014 No. 16 “Procedure for Noise Assessment and Management” with Para 7 of Section 2 and Section 181 (3) of law “On Pollution” and Article 111 and Article 115 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia, as […]