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19.07.2016.

A case initiated with regard to terms of retirement before full retirement age

On 14 July 2016 the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “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” provides: “A parent or guardian of […]

07.07.2016.

Kristīne Krūma has passed away

On Monday, 4 July, Kristīne Krūma, former Justice of the Constitutional Court, has unexpectedly passed away. She served as the Justice of the Constitutional Court from May 2007 until October 2015. After leaving the Justice’s office, she became the Prorector of the Riga Graduate School of Law and was recently elected Associate Professor. Kristīne Krūma […]

28.06.2016.

The norm, which prohibits a judge as a public official to be an assistant to a disabled member of his family, while living in a shared household, is incompatible with the Satversme

On 27 June 2016 the Constitutional Court passed a judgement in Case No. 2015-10-01 “On Compliance of Section 7(3) of the law “On Preventing Conflict of Interest in Activities of Public Officials” with the first sentence of Article 110 and the first sentence of Article 91 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. Contested Norm Section 7(3) of the […]

16.06.2016.

The norm on publishing the data of debtors of maintenance payments complies with the Satversme with regard to debtors’ fundamental rights, but places disporportional restrictions upon children’s fundamnetal right to inviolability of private life

On 16 June 2016 the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in Case No. 2015-18-01 “On Compliance of Section 51 of “Maintenance Guarantee Fund Law” with Article 96 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. A child’s right to full development should be given priority over the rights to inviolability of private life of a person, who does not […]

31.05.2016.

Overview of Findings Expressed at the Conference Organised by the Constitutional Court  of Latvia “Judicial Activism of Constitutional Court in a Democratic State”

The opening address of the conference was given by the President of the State Raimonds Vējonis. The President of the State congratulated the Constitutional Court on its 20th anniversary, noting that thanks to integrity in its work and well-considered decisions the Constitutional Court was enjoying high appreciation and authority in society. Moreover, trust in the […]

23.05.2016.

A case regarding restriction upon pre-election campaign on the Internet initiated

On 19 May 2016 the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “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 The contested norm provides: “On the election day, and the day before the election day, the placement […]

23.05.2016.

A case initiated with regard to expropriation of property for public needs

On 19 May 2016 the 1st Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “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 […]

13.05.2016.

A case initiated with regard to protection of a person, who has acquired property in good faith, in criminal proceedings

On 12 May 2016 the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Section 356(2) and Section 360(1) of the Criminal Procedure Law with Article 1, the first sentence of Article 91, Article 92 and Article 105 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia.” Contested Norms Section 360(1) of the Criminal Procedure Law provides: “If criminally acquired property […]