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Ladies and Gentlemen,


The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia within its competency deals with both legal and political-legal policy issues. It is an important tool for strengthening democratic rule-of-law state. Constitutional Court’s responsibility towards the sovereign is to protect the principles of Latvia as a democratic rule-of law state within the limits of the Constitution and to protect constitutional identity of Latvia.

By protecting constitutional values and fundamental rights, the Constitutional Court plays an important role in forming and developing a society based on the fundamental principles of democracy, rule of law, human rights, and free market economy. Judgments of the Constitutional Court are a matter of the reputation of the state, contribute to its economic development and have an impact on processes regulated by the Constitution.

The Constitutional Court has played an important role in strengthening Latvian statehood by assessing issues of constitutional importance and developing the interpretation of the Constitution in accordance with a democratic rule-of-law state and the ideas and principles of constitutionalism. Judgments of the Constitutional Court reflect the evolution of the structure of the Latvian state and constitutionalism over the past two decades and form a doctrine of constitutional law in Latvia.

Europe has become opened and unified within its legal culture; as a result, constitutional courts today work in a legal environment formed by the national, European, and international law. In the globalized world the Constitutional Court of Latvia, just as any other constitutional court, needs to define its role in this context. It is our future challenge and responsibility.



Ineta Ziemele,
the President of the Constitutional Court



News

06.08.2020.

A case initiated with respect to compliance of the increase in the amount of remuneration for work to health care workers in the state budget of 2020 with the Satversme

On 3 August 2020, the 4th Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of the Programme and Sub-programme for Increasing the Remuneration for Work to Health Care Workers of the Law “On the State Budget for 2020”, insofar they do not Envisage an Increase of the State Financing for Increasing the Remuneration […]

05.08.2020.

A case initiated with respect to the compliance of the Istanbul Convention with the Satversme

On 3 August 2020, the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Para “c” of Article 3, Para 3 of Article 4 and Para 1 of Article 12 of the Council of Europe Convention of 11 May 2011 on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence with the Preamble, Article 1, Article 99 and Article 110 of the Satversme of the Republic of […]

04.08.2020.

A case initiated with respect to joining the town of Ikšķile and Tīnūži rural municipality to Ogre Region

On 3 August 2020, the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Sub-para 28.2. and 28.19. of “Annex to the Law on Administrative Territories and Populated Areas “Administrative Territories, Administrative Centres thereof and the Units of Territorial Division”” with Article 1, the Article 101 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia and […]

24.07.2020.

The collection of articles by Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova “Nation, Language, Rule-of-Law State: Towards Tomorrow.” launched

On Friday, 17 July, at the Constitutional Court, in the presence of the author – Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Prof., Dr.iur. Sanita Osipova, President of Latvia Egils Levits, President of the Constitutional Court and the author of the foreword Prof., Ph.D. Ineta Ziemele, author of the foreword Prof., Dr.hist. Guntis Zemītis, representatives of the publisher […]

23.07.2020.

The norm, which envisages the average income level, at not exceeding which a person or a family is to be recognised as being needy, is incompatible with Article 1 and Article 109 of the Satversme

On 16 July 2020, the Constitutional Court delivered the judgement in case No. 2019-25-03 “On Compliance of the Words “if its average monthly income during the last three months per each member of the family does not exceed EUR 128.06” of Para 2 of the Cabinet Regulation of 30 March 2010 No. 229 “Regulations Regarding Recognising of a Family or […]

23.07.2020.

The norm of the Civil Procedure Law, which does not envisage repayment of the State fee paid for the notice of appeal if a formal requirement is not met, complies with the Satversme

On 16 July 2020, the Constitutional Court delivered the judgement in case No. 2020-05-01 “On Compliance of Section 37 (1) of the Civil Procedure Law, insofar it does not Envisage Repayment of the State Fee Paid of a Notice of Appeal if the Notice of Appeal is Dismissed, with the First Sentence of Article 91 of the Satversme of […]

22.07.2020.

The norm, which does not envisage the right for the participants in the case to request recusal of a judge in the stage of initiating cassation legal proceedings in civil procedure, is compatible with the Satversme

On 16 July 2020, the Constitutional Court delivered the judgement in case No. 2019‑23‑01 “On Compliance of the First Part of Section 464 of the Civil Procedure Law with the First Sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm Section 464 (1) of the Civil Procedure Law: “In order to decide on an […]