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22.07.2016.

A Case regarding Norms of the Law On Solidarity Tax Initiated

On 21 July 2016 the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated a number of cases regarding compliance of the norms of the law On Solidarity Tax with the Satversme.[1] The Contested Norms Section 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 of the law On Solidarity Tax: Section 3. Taxable Object The tax object shall be the income, which […]

21.07.2016.

A case has been initiated with regard to the right to get acquainted with case materials in criminal proceedings regarding criminally acquired property

On 21 July 2016 the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated case “On Compliance of the Fifth Part of Section 629 of the Criminal Procedure Law with the first sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm The fifth part of Section 629 of the Criminal Procedure Law provides: “The case […]

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 […]