News

30.03.2017.

A case initiated with respect to a self-employed person’s right to receive childcare benefit until the child reaches the age of one

On 28 March 2017 the Constitutional Court initiated a case “On Compliance of Para 3 of Section 104(1) of the law “On Maternity and Sickness Insurance” (in the wording that was in force from 1 January 2012 until 31 December 2013) with Article 110 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. Contested Norm Para 3 of Section 104(1) of the law “On […]

23.03.2017.

Justice of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele has been appointed Latvia’s representative for international dispute resolution at the Permanent Court of Arbitration

On Tuesday, 21 March the Cabinet appointed Justice of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele as one of the four representatives of the Republic of Latvia at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (hereinafter – PCA), which ensures amicable resolution of international disputes by using arbitration. Applicants for this high position were selected in an open competition […]

17.03.2017.

A case initiated regarding the right of a person who has been punished for serious or particularly serious offences to be evaluated and get permission to work as a teacher

On 16 March 2017, the Constitutional Court initiated a case “On compliance of Section 50(1) of Education Law, insofar as it denies a person who has been punished for serious or particularly serious offences the right to be evaluated and get permission to work as a teacher, with Article 106 of the Constitution of the […]

17.03.2017.

The Constitutional Court hosts a delegation from the Kyrgyz Republic

On 16 March, a delegation from the Kyrgyz Republic made a study visit to the Constitutional Court. During the study visit Alla Spale, the Head of the Legal Department of the Constitutional Court, informed guests about the work of the Constitutional Court, issues of constitutional review, as well as the practice of the Constitutional Court with […]

10.03.2017.

Regulation of the Criminal Procedure Law on restricting the principle of protecting a bona fide acquirer of property is compatible with the Satversme

On 8 March 2017 the Constitutional Court passed judgement in Case No. 2016-07-01 “On Compliance of Section 356(2) and Section 360(1) of the Criminal Procedure Law with Article 1, the first sentence of Article 91, Article 92 and Article 105 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. Contested Norms Section 356(2) of the Criminal Procedure: “During pre-trial criminal proceedings, property may also be […]

09.03.2017.

Uldis Ķinis will continue serving as the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court

Today, on 9 March, election of the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court was held. The current Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Uldis Ķinis was unanimously elected as the Vice-president. Uldis Ķinis has been elected to the office of the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court for the third time. Uldis Ķinis has performed the duties of […]

01.03.2017.

The Constitutional Court takes its first decision on referring questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union for preliminary ruling

On 28 February, the Constitutional Court continued examination, with participation of participants in the case, Case No. 2016‑04‑03 “On Compliance of the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation of 14 April 2015 No.187 “Amendment to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation of 30 November 2004 No.1002 “Procedure for Implementing the Programming Document “Latvia’s Rural Development Plan for the Implementation of Rural Development […]

15.02.2017.

Some norms that establish the procedure for cancelling the special permit for accessing official secrets are incompatible with the Satversme

On 10 February 2017 the Constitutional Court pronounced its judgement in Case No. 2016-06-01 “On compliance of the fifth part of Section 11 and the third and fourth part of Section 13 of the law “On Official Secrets” with the first sentence of Article 92, Article 96 and the first sentence of Article 106 of the Satversme of the Republic of […]

19.01.2017.

The Constitutional Court terminates legal proceedings in the case regarding restrictions upon pre-election campaigning on the Internet

  On 18 January 2017 the Constitutional Court decided to terminate legal proceedings in Case No. 2016-09-01 “On Compliance of the word “the Internet” in Section 32(1) of “Pre-election Campaign Law” with Article 100 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. Contested Norm Section 32(1) of “Pre-Election Campaign Law” (in the wording that was in force from 1 January 2013 […]