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16.01.2018.

The official visit of the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia to the Constitutional Court

On Monday, 15 January, Irakli Kobakhidze, the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, and the delegation headed by him visited the Constitutional Court in the framework to the official visit to Latvia. At the Constitutional Court, the delegation was welcomed by Ineta Ziemele, the President of the Constitutional Court, Artūrs Kučs, a Justice of the Constitutional […]

29.12.2017.

A case has been initiated with regard to a norm in the binding regulation of the Riga City Council, which sets the procedure for calculating the real estate tax for buildings, which have not been sub-divided into apartment properties

On 29 December 2017, the 1st Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated a case “On Compliance of Sub-para 3.2.1. of the Binding Regulation of the Riga City Council of 9 June 2015 No. 148 “On the Real Estate Tax in Riga” with the first sentence of Article 91 and the first sentence of Article 105 of the Satversme of the […]

22.12.2017.

The norm, which allows a court to amend an administrative act and to determine the specific content thereof only in cases provided for in law, is compatible with the Satversme

On 22 December 2017, the Constitutional Court has passed a judgement in case No. 2017-08-01 “On Compliance of Section 253 (3) of the Administrative Procedure Law with the First Sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm Section 253 (3) of the Administrative Procedure Law provides: “In cases provided for by law a court […]

19.12.2017.

The norms that set the threshold values of environmental noise of open-air moto racing tracks are incompatible with a person’s right to health and the right to live in a benevolent environment

On 19 December 2017, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in case No. 2017-02-03 “On Compliance of Para 2 of Annex 2 to the Cabinet Regulation of 7 January 2004 No. 16 “Procedure for Assessing and Managing Noise” with Para 7 of Section 3 and Section 181 (3) of the Law “On Pollution” and Article 111 and Article 115 of the Satversme of the Republic […]

07.12.2017.

Delegations of the Constitutional Courts of Belgium and the Czech Republic visit the Constitutional Court in the framework of tri-lateral cooperation

Today, on 7 December, a meeting between the Justices of the Constitutional Court of Latvia, the Constitutional Court of Belgium and the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic was held at the Constitutional Court in the framework of tri-lateral cooperation. During the meeting, the Justices of the Constitutional Court discussed reviewing the legality of legislative procedure. […]

30.11.2017.

A case initiated with respect to the Minister’s order, by which the decision of the Salaspils Regional Council on establishing standing committees is partially suspended

On 24 November 2017, the 3rd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated a case “On compliance of the Order of 1 August 2017 by the Minister for the Environmental Protection and Regional Development (hereinafter also  – the Minister) No. 1-13/6038 “On suspending Para 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the decision of 16 June 2017 by the Salaspils […]

24.11.2017.

The norm of Education Law, which establishes an absolute prohibition for a person, who has been punished for serious or particularly serious crimes, to work as a teacher, is incompatible with Article 106 of the Satversme

On 24 November 2017, the Constitutional Court passed a judgement in the case “On compliance of Para 1 of Section 50 of Education Law, insofar it denies a person, who has been punished for serious or particularly serious crimes, to work as a teacher, with Article 106 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia.” The Contested […]