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16.02.2018.

A case initiated with regard to norms that define a disabled person’s right to a specially fitted vehicle and an allowance for the compensation of transport expenses

On 12 February 2018, the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated case “On Compliance of Section 12 (1) of the Law “On State Social Allowances” and Annex 9 to the Cabinet Regulation of 23 December 2014 Nr. 805 “Regulations Regarding the Criteria, Time Periods and Procedures Determining Predictable Disability, Disability, and the Loss of Ability to Work “ with […]

01.02.2018.

President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele will give a lecture on the future of Europe and the role of Constitutional Courts at the Humboldt University of Berlin

Today, on 1 February, 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. She will share her view on the future of Europe by […]

31.01.2018.

A case has been initiated with respect to cessation of the duty to pay additional immovable property tax rate for agricultural land that is not being farmed

On 30 January 2018, the 1st Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated case “On Compliance of Section 7 (3) of the Law “On Immoveable Property Tax”, insofar it does no Provide for Cessation of the Duty to Pay Additional Immovable Property Tax Rate for Agricultural Land that is not being Farmed, with Article 105 of the Satversme of the […]

25.01.2018.

The Constitutional Court terminates legal proceedings in a case regarding compliance of prosecutors’ monthly salaries with the Satversme

On 24 January 2018, the Constitutional Court decided to terminate legal proceedings in case “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”. Contested Norms Section 4(9) of Law on Remuneration […]

16.01.2018.

The official visit of the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia to the Constitutional Court

On Monday, 15 January, 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. At the Constitutional Court, the delegation was welcomed by Ineta Ziemele, the President of the Constitutional Court, Artūrs Kučs, a Justice of the Constitutional […]

29.12.2017.

A case has been initiated with regard to a norm in the binding regulation of the Riga City Council, which sets the procedure for calculating the real estate tax for buildings, which have not been sub-divided into apartment properties

On 29 December 2017, the 1st Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated a case “On Compliance of Sub-para 3.2.1. of the Binding Regulation of the Riga City Council of 9 June 2015 No. 148 “On the Real Estate Tax in Riga” with the first sentence of Article 91 and the first sentence of Article 105 of the Satversme of the […]

22.12.2017.

The norm, which allows a court to amend an administrative act and to determine the specific content thereof only in cases provided for in law, is compatible with the Satversme

On 22 December 2017, the Constitutional Court has passed a judgement in case No. 2017-08-01 “On Compliance of Section 253 (3) of the Administrative Procedure Law with the First Sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm Section 253 (3) of the Administrative Procedure Law provides: “In cases provided for by law a court […]

19.12.2017.

The norms that set the threshold values of environmental noise of open-air moto racing tracks are incompatible with a person’s right to health and the right to live in a benevolent environment

On 19 December 2017, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in case No. 2017-02-03 “On Compliance of Para 2 of Annex 2 to the Cabinet Regulation of 7 January 2004 No. 16 “Procedure for Assessing and Managing Noise” with Para 7 of Section 3 and Section 181 (3) of the Law “On Pollution” and Article 111 and Article 115 of the Satversme of the Republic […]