2018

21.09.2018
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to Latvia Tigran Mkrtchyan visited the Constitutional Court.
Press release [in Latvian].
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22.10.2018
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Republic of Latvia Govert Jan Cornelis Bijl de Vroe visited the Constitutional Court.
Press release [in Latvian].
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24.10.201826.10.2018
Judge of the Constitutional Court Aldis Laviņš participated in the festive conference dedicated to the 9th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo, held in Pristina, Kosovo.
Press release [in Latvian].
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26.10.2018

The Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Latvia Eugen Revenco visited the Constitutional Court.
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25.11.201828.11.2018
Judge of the Constitutional Court Artūrs Kučs participated in the seminar held by the Academy of European Law (ERA) “Hate Speech and the Limits to Freedom of Expression in Social Media” in Trier, Germany.

03.12.2018
The Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to the Republic of Latvia Sebastiano Fulci visited the Constitutional Court.
Press release [in Latvian].
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05.09.2018 07.09.2018
The President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele and judges of the Constitutional Court Daiga Rezevska and Artūrs Kučs participated in the annual conference of the European Law Institute, held in Riga, Latvia.

28.08.2018 30.08.2018
The President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele participated at an international conference dedicated to Kazakhstan’s Day of Constitution in Astana, Kazakhstan. A meeting with the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev was held in the framework of the conference.
Press release [in Latvian].
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02.08.2018 05.08.2018
The Justice of the Constitutional Court Gunārs Kusiņš participated at an international conference dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Korea in Seoul, South Korea.
Press release [in Latvian].
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12.-13.07.2018.
The Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova and the Assistant to the Justice of the Constitutional Court Andris Pumpišs participates at the international conference “Constitutional Courts as the Safeguards of a Democratic Society”, which is held in honour of the 25th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Andorra.
Press release [in Latvian].
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11.07.2018.
President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia Ineta Ziemele met with the President of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China. During the visit, presidents discussed the reforms in the Chinese judicial system and the competences of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia in protecting fundamental rights and the division of power disputes. President Zhou Qiang was interested in the communication of the Constitutional Court with society, its strategies and forms.
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05.-06.07.2018.
The President of the Constitutional Court, Professor of the Riga Graduate School of Law Ineta Ziemele will participate at the solemn meeting of the International Law Commission of the United Nations, which will be held during the annual session of the Commission in Geneva, Switzerland.
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03.-04.07.2018.
The Justices of the Constitutional Court visited the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. During the visit, two working sessions were held to discuss topics that were relevant for the Constitutional Courts of both countries.
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02.07.2018.
The Justices of the Constitutional Court visited the German Federal Court of Justice, where they met two Judges of this Court – Rüdiger Pamp and Gabrielle Cirener. The guests were informed about the jurisdiction of the German Federal Court of Justice and the proceedings before it, then a discussion on a number of issues linked to organising the Court’s work followed.
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02.-04.07.2018.
The Justices of the Constitutional Court will go on an official visit to the German city of Karlsruhe, where they will meet with the judges of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany and of the German Federal Court of Justice.
Press release [in Latvian].
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20.06.2018.
A delegation from the People’s Republic of China visited the Constitutional Court. The delegation included representatives from China University of Political Science and Law and China Foundation of Human Rights Development.
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12.-15.06.2018.
The Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova and the Advisor to the President of the Constitutional Court Laila Jurcēna participated in the preparatory meeting for the XVIII Congress of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts, to be held in Prague, the Czech Republic.
Press release [in Latvian].
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25.05.2018.
The final day of the international conference, held by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia, “The Role of the Constitutional Courts in the Globalised World of the 21st Century” was concluded.  On this day, a round-table discussion was held, which was moderated by the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele.
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24.05.2018.
Video: Conference “The Role of the Constitutional Courts in the Globalised World of the 21st Century” 24.05.2018.
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24.05.2018.
The international conference “The Role of the Constitutional Courts in the Globalised World of the 21st Century”, organised by the Constitutional Court, was opened.
Press release [in Latvian].
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24.05.-25.05.2018.
The Constitutional Court is organising the conference “The Role of the Constitutional Courts in the Globalised World of the 21st Century”. This conference will be the major international event of the field of law held in Latvia in the year of its centenary. The conference will be attended by representatives of constitutional jurisdictions from 25 countries, among others, from Italy, France, Germany, and Spain. Scholars and experts of law, invited guests from the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as a number of officials representing institutions of Latvia and the Council of Europe also will participate in the Conference.
Press release [in Latvian].
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Video [the 1st-day sessions].
Video [round-table discussion].

16.05.-17.05.2018.
Justice of the Constitutional Court Aldis Laviņš will participate in the Third Congress of the Association of Constitutional Justice of the Countries of the Baltic and Black Sea Regions, which will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia. This year the role of constitutional courts in the process of European integration will be discussed at the Congress.
Press release [in Latvian].
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13.04.2018.
Ineta Ziemele, the President of the Constitutional Court will go to the University of Oxford, the United Kingdom, where she will participate in the arbitration of the Price Media Law Moot Court, named in honour of Professor Monroe Edwin Price. Ineta Ziemele is one of the six arbiters, who will be judge the final round of this prestigious moot court.
Press release [in Latvian].
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11.04.-14.04.2018.
Sanita Osipova, the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court, will participate in an international seminar on judicial independence that will be held at the Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
Press release [in Latvian].
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06.04.2018.
Latvia and France have agreed upon the new political declaration on the strategic partnership of Latvia and France and the action plan for 2018 ‒ 2022, the draft of which has been approved by an order of the Cabinet. The common aims and activities are defined in the plan, reflecting the resolution to consolidate the partnership.
Press release [in Latvian].
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22.03.-23.03.2018.
The President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele and the Constitutional Court judges Aldis Laviņš and Artūrs Kučs, as well as the Advisor to the President of the Constitutional Court Laila Jurcēna will be on an official visit to Tartu, Estonia. It is planned that a bilateral meeting with the judges of the Estonian Supreme Court will be held during this visit.
Press release [in Latvian].
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16.03.2018.
The President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele met the Ambassador of the United States of America to Latvia Nancy Bikoff Pettit. During the meeting, the parties discussed the recent developments in the sphere of justice, as well as the issues related to the strengthening of constitutional identity and raising public awareness of constitutional values.
Press release [in Latvian].
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02.03.2018.
During the official visit in France the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele, the Vice-President of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova, Judge of the Constitutional Court Aldis Laviņš, as well as Latvian ambassador in France Imants Lieģis met with the Minister of Justice in France Nicole Belloubet.
Press release [in Latvian].

28.02.-02.03.2018.
The Justices of the Constitutional Court, headed by the President of the Court Ineta Ziemele, will be on official visit to Paris, France. During the visit, the Constitutional Court will meet with the members of the Council of State of France, the Judges of the Constitutional Council of the Republic of France and of the Cassation Court.
Press release [in Latvian].
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31.01.-02.02.2018.
Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia assistant judges Elīna Kursiša and Kristīne Zubkāne visited Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg for experience exchange.
Press release [in Latvian].

01.02.2018.
Ineta Ziemele, the President of the Constitutional Court, Professor at the Riga Graduate School of Law will give a lecture as part of the series of prestigious lectures held at the Humboldt University of Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) in Germany.
Press release [in Latvian].
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26.01.2018.
President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia Ineta Ziemele will attend European Court of Human Rights official opening of a judicial year in Strasbourg, France.
Press release [in Latvian].

15.01.2018.
Irakli Kobakhidze, the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, and the delegation headed by him visited the Constitutional Court in the framework to the official visit to Latvia.
Press release [in Latvian].
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