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15.06.2017.

The norm that links a person’s right to retirement before the full retirement age with the criteria for establishing disability envisaged in the regulatory enactments of the USSR applied during the period when she cared for her disabled child is incompatible with the Satversme

On 15 June 2017 the Constitutional Court passed judgement in case No. 2016-11-01 “On Compliance of Section 11(4) of the Law “On State Pensions” with the First Sentence of Article 91 and Article 109 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm Section 11(4) of the law “On State Pensions”: “A parent or guardian of a child […]

13.06.2017.

A book dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Constitutional Court published

Book “Judicial activism of the Constitutional Court in a Democratic State” has been published in honour of the previous year – that of the Constitutional Court’s anniversary. In May 2016 the Constitutional Court held a conference with the same title, it gathered representatives of constitutional courts from a number of European countries. The book symbolically […]

09.06.2017.

The annual conference of the Latvian and the Lithuanian Constitutional Courts ends

Today, on 9 June, the conference of the Latvian and Lithuanian Constitutional Courts on legality assessment in the judgements of the Constitutional Court ended. Justices of the Constitutional Courts discussed methods that the Constitutional Court should use in legality assessment. Justices of the Latvian and the Lithuanian constitutional courts shared their experience and made proposals […]

08.06.2017.

Annual Conference of the Latvian and Lithuanian Constitutional Courts Opened

Today, on 8 June, Justices of the Constitutional Court are welcoming Justices and representatives of the Lithuanian Constitutional Court. To mark this event, the Constitutional Court is organising a two-day conference “Legality (Lawfulness) Assessment in the Judgements of the Constitutional Court: Principles and the Criteria of Assessment”. The conference will be opened by the President of […]

01.06.2017.

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Latvia Miroslav Kosek visits the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia

On Thursday, 1 June, President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele met with Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Latvia Miroslav Kosek. During the meeting the successful cooperation between the Constitutional Courts of both countries was discussed. The parties positively assessed the tri-lateral meeting of the justices of the Constitutional Courts of […]

25.05.2017.

The norm on persons’ right to get acquainted with case materials in proceedings regarding criminally acquired property, insofar a court may not re-examine the legality and validity of a decision by the person directing proceedings, is incompatible with the Satversme

On 23 May 2017 the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in Case No. 2016-13-01 “On Compliance of the Fifth Part of Section 629 of the Criminal Procedure Law with the First Sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm Section 629 (5) of the Criminal Procedure Law: “The case materials in proceedings regarding […]

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 […]