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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 […]

29.04.2016.

The provisions for initiating the procedure – renewal of criminal proceedings in connection with newly disclosed circumstances – is incompatible with the Satversme

On 29 April 2016 the Constitutional Court pronounced the judgement in Case No. 2015-19-01 |“On Compliance of the First, Third and Fifth Part of Section 657 of the Criminal Procedure Law with the First Sentence in Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The aim of renewal of criminal proceedings in connection with newly disclosed […]

26.04.2016.

Daiga Rezevska takes the judge’s oath and start to perform duties of a Justice

On 26 April 2016 Daiga Rezevska took the judge’s oath and started performing the duties of a Justice of the Constitutional Court. She was appointed to the office of a Justice of the Constitutional Court on 15 October 2015. Daiga Rezevska was born on 18 February 1974. In 1996 she graduated cum laude from the Faculty of Law […]