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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 […]

19.01.2017.

A case initiated with respect to loyalty requirements set for teachers

On 10 January 2017 the 1st Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated case “On Compliance of the Fourth and the Sixth Part of Section 30, the Fifth and the Sixth Part of Section 48, Para 5 of Section 50, and Para 21 of the First Part of Section 51 of Education Law with the First Sentence of Article 100 and the First […]

17.01.2017.

A case initiated regarding regulation on noise in the vicinity of auto racing tracks

On 10 January 2017 the 1st Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated case  “On Compliance of Para 2 of Annex 2 to the Cabinet Regulation of 7 January 2004 No. 16 “Procedure for Assessing and Managing Noise”, insofar it Applies to Moto Racing Tracks Located within a Territory, where Individual Residential Houses and High-Rise Residential Houses are Built, with Article 111 […]

13.01.2017.

A case initiate regarding norms of Official Language Law

On 4 January 2017 the Constitutional Court initiated case “On Compliance of Section 18(1) and Section 21(1) of Official Language Law with Article 96 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. Contested Norms Section 18(1) of Official Language Law provides that place names in the Republic of Latvia must be created and use thereof must be in the official […]

29.12.2016.

A case initiated with respect to determining the amount of judges’ remuneration

On 21 December 2016 the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated case “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”. Contested Norms Section 4 (9) of “Law on Remuneration of Officials […]

16.12.2016.

The law on expropriation of part of immoveable property “Kaktiņi” for public needs complies with the Satversme

On 9 December 2016 the Constitutional Court passed a judgement in Case No. 2016-08-01 “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 of […]

25.11.2016.

The Constitutional Court terminates legal proceedings in the case with regard to annulment of certificate of an administrator of insolvency proceedings

On 23 November 2016 the Constitutional Court adopted a decision on terminating legal proceedings in Case No. 2016-02-01 “On Compliance of Section 17(31) of the Insolvency Law with the First Sentence in Article 106 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”.  Contested Norm The contested norm of provides: “A decision on the annulment of an administrator’s certificate […]

07.11.2016.

A case initiated with regard to a part in the spatial plan for the territory of Jūrmala

On 3 November 2016 the 4th Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated a case “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” […]