News

23.05.2016.

A case regarding restriction upon pre-election campaign on the Internet initiated

On 19 May 2016 the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “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 The contested norm provides: “On the election day, and the day before the election day, the placement […]

23.05.2016.

A case initiated with regard to expropriation of property for public needs

On 19 May 2016 the 1st Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Law “On Expropriation of Part of Immoveable Property “Kaktiņi” in Lēdmane Parish, Lielvārde County for Public Needs to Implement Reconstruction Project of State Road E22 in the Section Rīga (Tīnūži) – Koknese with Article 105 of the Satversme of the Republic […]

13.05.2016.

A case initiated with regard to protection of a person, who has acquired property in good faith, in criminal proceedings

On 12 May 2016 the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “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 360(1) of the Criminal Procedure Law provides: “If criminally acquired property […]

26.04.2016.

Daiga Rezevska takes the judge’s oath and start to perform duties of a Justice

On 26 April 2016 Daiga Rezevska took the judge’s oath and started performing the duties of a Justice of the Constitutional Court. She was appointed to the office of a Justice of the Constitutional Court on 15 October 2015. Daiga Rezevska was born on 18 February 1974. In 1996 she graduated cum laude from the Faculty of Law […]

23.03.2016.

President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia expreses the deepest condolences to colegues of the Constitutional Court of Belgium and to the people of Belgium

Riga, 23 March 2016 Mr Jean SPREUTELS President of the Constitutional Court of Belgium Etienne DE GROOT President of the Constitutional Court of Belgium Dear Presidents, I wish to express my deepest condolences to you, to your colleagues and to the people of Belgium on the tragic deaths caused by the horrific terrorist attacks in […]

02.03.2016.

The norms of the Bank of Latvia Regulation that apply to buying and selling foreign currency cash are incompatible with the Satversme

On 2 March 2016 the Constitutional Court has pronounced Judgement in Case No. 2015-11-03 “On Compliance of Para 19 and Para 20 of the Bank of Latvia Regulation No. 141 of 15 September 2014 “Requirements Regarding Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism in Buying and Selling Foreign Currency Cash” with Article 1 and Article 64, […]

22.02.2016.

The Constitutional Court terminates legal proceedings in case regarding establishing the status of state officials for administrators of insolvency proceedings, who simultaneously are also tax (financial) advisors or are board members at capital companies

On 22 February 2016 the Constitutional Court adopted a decision to terminate legal proceedings in Case No. 2015-04-01 “On Compliance of Section 2 of the Law “Amendments to the Insolvency Law” of 25 September 2014 and the Law “Amendments to the Law On Prevention of Conflict of Interest in the Activities of Public Officials” of 30 October […]