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13.10.2017.

The norm that provides that the decisions by a regional court in proceedings regarding criminally acquired property is not subject to appeal complies with the principle of equality enshrined in the Satversme

On 11 October 2017, the Constitutional Court adopted a decision in case No. 2017-10-01 “On Compliance of Section 629 (5) of the 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 the Criminal Procedure Law with the First Sentence of Article 91 […]

06.10.2017.

The norm in the spatial plan of the Jūrmala City, which defines the use of territory and construction rules for the land plot Bulduri 1607, does not violate a person’s right to live a benevolent environment

On 6 October 2017 the Constitutional Court passed a judgement in case No. 2016-24-03 “On Compliance of Para 2361“Use of Territory and Construction Rules” of Binding Regulation No.8 of 24 March 2016 by Jūrmala City Council “On Approving the Graphic Part, Regulation on the Use of Territory and Construction in the Spatial Plan of Jūrmala City” with Article 115 […]

02.10.2017.

Justices of the Constitutional Court meet with judges of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia in the framework of bilateral cooperation

From the 2nd to the 4th of October of the current year, the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele, the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova and Justice of the Constitutional Court Jānis Neimanis, as well as the Advisor to the President of the Constitutional Court Laila Jurcēna will go on an official […]

28.09.2017.

A case initiated with respect to procedure for examining cases of administrative violations at the court of first instance and the norm that regulates the procedure for adopting a decision to refuse initiation of appellate legal proceedings

On 28 September 2017, the 3rd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated case “On Compliance of Section 213 and the Seventh Part of Section 28920 of the Latvian Administrative Violations Code with the First Sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. Contested norms Section 213 of the Latvian Administrative Violations Code (hereinafter – the […]

25.09.2017.

A case initiated with respect to norms that define the way, in which in criminal proceedings the issue regarding examination of a judgment in cassation procedure must be decided upon

On 25 September 2017, the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated case “On Compliance of the Second and the Third Part of Section 573 of the Criminal Procedure Law with the First Sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. Contested Norms The second part of Section 573 of the Criminal Procedure Law: “An […]

19.09.2017.

One more case initiated with respect to norms that provide for the rights of a court to refuse initiating appellate legal proceedings in a form of resolution in an administrative violation case

On 18 September 2017, the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of the Fifth and the Seventh Part of Section 28920 of the Latvian Administrative Violations Code with the First Sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. Contested Norms Section 28920 (5) of the Latvian Administrative Violations Code: “If the judge, to […]

15.09.2017.

Independence of constitutional courts discussed at IV Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice in Vilnius

From 11 September to 14 September, the delegation of the Constitutional Court, headed by the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele, attended IV Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (hereinafter – the Conference) in Vilnius, Lithuania. The theme chosen for the Congress of this year was “The Rule of Law and Constitutional […]

11.09.2017.

Justices of the Constitutional Court attend IV Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice in Vilnius

From 11 September to 14 September the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele, Justices of the Constitutional Court Gunārs Kusiņš and Aldis Laviņš, as well as the Advisor to the President of the Constitutional Court Laila Jurcēna will attend the IV Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (hereinafter – the Conference) in Vilnius, Lithuania. An official […]