News

21.04.2017.

Artūrs Kučs, the Justice of the Constitutional Court, enters office

Today, on 21 April, Artūrs Kučs took the oath of a judge and entered the office of the Justice of the Constitutional Court. Artūrs Kučs was born on 9 December 1975. Artūrs Kučs studied at the University of Latvia, from which he obtained two bachelor degrees, becoming a Bachelor of Political Science in international relations in 1999, and […]

21.04.2017.

A case initiated with respect to provisions that prohibit teachers from applying for evaluation of the quality of their professional activities and decrease the amount of supplement payment for quality level

On 20 April 2017 the 4th Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated case “On Compliance of Para 91 of the Cabinet Regulation of 17 June 2014 No. 350 “Procedure for Evaluating Professional Activities of Teachers” with Article 1, 64 and 91 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia and with the First and the Third Part of Section 491 of […]

11.04.2017.

A case initiated with respect to the right to get acquainted with case materials in proceedings regarding criminally acquired property and the right to appeal a decision by the regional court in the framework of these proceeding

On 10 April 2017, the Constitutional Court initiated case “On Compliance of Section 629 (5) of 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 Criminal Procedure Law with the First Sentence of Article 91 of the Satversme.” Contested Norms […]

10.04.2017.

The Constitutional Court terminates legal proceedings in case regarding compliance of granting the status of public official to administrators of insolvency proceedings with the equality principle

On 6 April 2017 the Constitutional Court adopted a decision to terminate legal proceedings in Case No. 2016-10-01 “On Compliance of the Second Sentence of Section 9(1) of Insolvency Law and Para 26 of Section 4(1) and Para 222 of Transitional Provisions of the Law “On Prevention of Conflict of Interest in Activities of Public Officials” with the First Sentence of […]

05.04.2017.

Law students from Germany visit the Constitutional Court

On Tuesday, the 4th of April, law students from Hannover visited the Constitutional Court to study experience of other countries as part of their internship. The students met advisors of the Constitutional Court Gatis Bārdiņš and Kristaps Tamužs. During the visit students were informed about the functions of the Constitutional Court and legal proceedings before […]

04.04.2017.

Delegation from the Republic of Turkmenistan visits the Constitutional Court

On Monday, the 3rd of April, a delegation from the Republic of Turkmenistan visited the Constitutional Court. During the visit members of the delegation met the President of the Constitutional Court Aldis Laviņš and the Head of the Legal Department of the Constitutional Court Alla Spale. The guests were provided an insight into the topical […]

03.04.2017.

Justice of the Constitutional Court Jānis Neimanis enters into office

Today, the 3rd of April, Jānis Neimanis enters the office of the Justice of the Constitutional Court. Jānis Neimanis was born on 21 February 1976. Jānis Neimanis graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia, receiving a Lawyer’s qualification in 1999 and a Master of Social Sciences degree in Law in 2000. Having completed […]

31.03.2017.

The mandate of Justices of the Constitutional Court Uldis Ķinis and Kaspars Balodis expires

Today, on 31 March, the mandate of Justices of the Constitutional Court Uldis Ķinis and Kaspars Balodis expires. During their term in office the Justices have participated in preparing at least 250 rulings of the Constitutional Court on constitutional issues relevant for Latvia and have made major contribution to the development of the legal system. Uldis Ķinis […]

30.03.2017.

A case initiated with respect to a self-employed person’s right to receive childcare benefit until the child reaches the age of one

On 28 March 2017 the Constitutional Court initiated a case “On Compliance of Para 3 of Section 104(1) of the law “On Maternity and Sickness Insurance” (in the wording that was in force from 1 January 2012 until 31 December 2013) with Article 110 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. Contested Norm Para 3 of Section 104(1) of the law “On […]