News

14.11.2017.

A case initiated with respect to regulation of the Civil Procedure Law that establishes the obligation to indicate the defendant’s declared place of residence in the statement of claim

On 13 November 2017, the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Section 26 (1), the First Sentence of Para 12 of Section 128(2) and Para 6 of Section 132 (1) of the Civil Procedure Law, insofar they Set the Obligation to Indicate in the Statement of Claim the Declared Place of Residence of the Defendant, […]

10.11.2017.

A case initiated regarding a norm in the binding regulation of the Riga City Council, which sets the rate of real estate tax, if a person, who is a citizen of a Member State of the European Union, of a state of the European Economic Area or of the Confederation of Switzerland, is declared as residing at the property

On 8 November 2017, the 3rd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Para 31 of the Binding Regulation of 9 June 2015 of the Riga City Council No. 148 “On the Real Estate Tax in Riga” with Article 91 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia and the First Part of Article 18 and the […]

26.10.2017.

The norms that establish linking judges’ monthly salary to the maximum amount of monthly salary of a highly qualified lawyer of state direct administration institution or the 12th group of monthly salaries are recognised as being incompatible with Article 83 and Article 107 of the Satversme

On 26 October 2017, the Constitutional Court pronounced the judgement in case No. 2016-31-01 “On Compliance of Section 4(9) and Section 61 (1) of “Law on Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Local Government Authorities” with Article 83 and Article 107 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norms Section 4(9) of “Law on Remuneration of […]

24.10.2017.

Ineta Ziemele, the President of the Constitutional Court, receives an award from the Constitutional Court of Armenia

From 19 October to 21 October, Ineta Ziemele, the President of the Constitutional Court, visited Armenia, where she participated in the XXII International Conference of Yerevan. In the framework of the Conference, Ineta Ziemele was honoured with an award by the Armenian Constitutional Court for effective cooperation and significant contribution to the field of constitutional […]

20.10.2017.

A case initiated with respect to a norm in The Saeima Election Law that prohibits from including in the list of candidates and elect into the Saeima persons, who after 13 January 1991 had been active in certain organisations

On 18 October 2017, the 3rd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated a case “On Compliance of Para 6 of Section 5 of The Saeima Election Law with Article 1, Article 9 and Article 91 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm The Saeima Election Law Para 6 of Section 5 of The Saeima Election Law provides […]

19.10.2017.

The tax rates established in Article 6 of the law “On Solidarity Tax” are incompatible with the equality principle enshrined in the Satversme

On 19 October 2017 the Constitutional Court pronounced the judgement in case No. 2016-14-01 “On Compliance of Section 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 of the law “On Solidarity Tax” with the First Sentence of Article 91 and Article 109 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. Contested Norms Section 3 of the law “On Solidarity Tax”: “The tax object […]

13.10.2017.

The norm that provides that the decisions by a regional court in proceedings regarding criminally acquired property is not subject to appeal complies with the principle of equality enshrined in the Satversme

On 11 October 2017, the Constitutional Court adopted a decision in case No. 2017-10-01 “On Compliance of Section 629 (5) of the Criminal Procedure Law with the First Sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia and on Compliance of the Second Sentence of Section 631 (3) of the Criminal Procedure Law with the First Sentence of Article 91 […]

06.10.2017.

The norm in the spatial plan of the Jūrmala City, which defines the use of territory and construction rules for the land plot Bulduri 1607, does not violate a person’s right to live a benevolent environment

On 6 October 2017 the Constitutional Court passed a judgement in case No. 2016-24-03 “On Compliance of Para 2361“Use of Territory and Construction Rules” of Binding Regulation No.8 of 24 March 2016 by Jūrmala City Council “On Approving the Graphic Part, Regulation on the Use of Territory and Construction in the Spatial Plan of Jūrmala City” with Article 115 […]

02.10.2017.

Justices of the Constitutional Court meet with judges of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia in the framework of bilateral cooperation

From the 2nd to the 4th of October of the current year, the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele, the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova and Justice of the Constitutional Court Jānis Neimanis, as well as the Advisor to the President of the Constitutional Court Laila Jurcēna will go on an official […]