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07.12.2017.

Delegations of the Constitutional Courts of Belgium and the Czech Republic visit the Constitutional Court in the framework of tri-lateral cooperation

Today, on 7 December, a meeting between the Justices of the Constitutional Court of Latvia, the Constitutional Court of Belgium and the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic was held at the Constitutional Court in the framework of tri-lateral cooperation. During the meeting, the Justices of the Constitutional Court discussed reviewing the legality of legislative procedure. […]

30.11.2017.

A case initiated with respect to the Minister’s order, by which the decision of the Salaspils Regional Council on establishing standing committees is partially suspended

On 24 November 2017, the 3rd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated a case “On compliance of the Order of 1 August 2017 by the Minister for the Environmental Protection and Regional Development (hereinafter also  – the Minister) No. 1-13/6038 “On suspending Para 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the decision of 16 June 2017 by the Salaspils […]

24.11.2017.

The norm of Education Law, which establishes an absolute prohibition for a person, who has been punished for serious or particularly serious crimes, to work as a teacher, is incompatible with Article 106 of the Satversme

On 24 November 2017, the Constitutional Court passed a judgement in the case “On compliance of Para 1 of Section 50 of Education Law, insofar it denies a person, who has been punished for serious or particularly serious crimes, to work as a teacher, with Article 106 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia.” The Contested […]

17.11.2017.

The Constitutional Court terminates legal proceedings in the case regarding prohibition to indicate the name of the street on the sign on the building in a foreign language alongside its name in Latvian

On 17 November 2017, the Constitutional Court adopted a decision on terminating legal proceedings in the case “On Compliance of Section 18(1) and Section 21(1) of Official Language Law with Article 96 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norms Section 18 (1) of Official Language Law: “Place names in the Republic of Latvia shall be […]

16.11.2017.

The tax rates set in Section 6 of the law “On Solidarity Tax” also with respect to employers are incompatible with the principle of equality enshrined in the Satversme

On 16 November 2017, the Constitutional Court pronounced judgement in case No. 2016-16-01 “On Compliance of Section 3, Section 5 and Section 6 of the law “On Solidarity Tax” with the First Sentence of Article 91 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norms Section 3 of the law “On Solidarity Tax”: “The tax object shall […]

14.11.2017.

A case initiated with respect to regulation of the Civil Procedure Law that establishes the obligation to indicate the defendant’s declared place of residence in the statement of claim

On 13 November 2017, the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Section 26 (1), the First Sentence of Para 12 of Section 128(2) and Para 6 of Section 132 (1) of the Civil Procedure Law, insofar they Set the Obligation to Indicate in the Statement of Claim the Declared Place of Residence of the Defendant, […]

10.11.2017.

A case initiated regarding a norm in the binding regulation of the Riga City Council, which sets the rate of real estate tax, if a person, who is a citizen of a Member State of the European Union, of a state of the European Economic Area or of the Confederation of Switzerland, is declared as residing at the property

On 8 November 2017, the 3rd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Para 31 of the Binding Regulation of 9 June 2015 of the Riga City Council No. 148 “On the Real Estate Tax in Riga” with Article 91 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia and the First Part of Article 18 and the […]

26.10.2017.

The norms that establish linking judges’ monthly salary to the maximum amount of monthly salary of a highly qualified lawyer of state direct administration institution or the 12th group of monthly salaries are recognised as being incompatible with Article 83 and Article 107 of the Satversme

On 26 October 2017, the Constitutional Court pronounced the judgement in case No. 2016-31-01 “On Compliance of Section 4(9) and Section 61 (1) of “Law on Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Local Government Authorities” with Article 83 and Article 107 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norms Section 4(9) of “Law on Remuneration of […]

24.10.2017.

Ineta Ziemele, the President of the Constitutional Court, receives an award from the Constitutional Court of Armenia

From 19 October to 21 October, Ineta Ziemele, the President of the Constitutional Court, visited Armenia, where she participated in the XXII International Conference of Yerevan. In the framework of the Conference, Ineta Ziemele was honoured with an award by the Armenian Constitutional Court for effective cooperation and significant contribution to the field of constitutional […]