Speeches and publications

02.10.2017.

The Significance of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in the Case-Law of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia

Prof. Ph.D. Ineta Ziemele President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia Paper presented at the bilateral  meeting of the Constitutional Courts of Latvia and Slovenia Ljubljana, 2 October 2017 Dear President ot the Counstitutional court, judges and colleagues, Latvia’s legal system is an open legal system, since provisions of international law that […]

01.11.2016.

Standard of healthcare: what obligations in human rights law?

Ineta Ziemele PhD (Cantab.) Professor of international law at the Riga Graduate School of Law Judge of the Constitutional Court of Latvia Innsbruck, 26 September 2016 Introduction Let me at the outset delimit the scope of my speech. There are several layers of legal regulation on human rights in Europe that may influence the concept […]

16.10.2016.

Opening speach in the conference dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland

Aldis Laviņš President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia Gdansk, 16 October 2016 Highly esteemed Mr. President of the Constitutional Tribunal, Highly esteemed Mr. Mayor of Gdansk, Honorable judges, Ladies and Gentlemen! I have the genuine pleasure to address this audience at the conference dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Constitutional Tribunal […]

07.10.2016.

Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Uldis Ķinis and Justice Sanita Osipova participate in the conference dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia Uldis Ķinis  Kiev, 7 October 2016   The Constitutional Complaint: in the Case Law of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia The constitutional complaint as an instrument of fundamental rights entered into force in the Constitutional Court Law on 1 July 2011. Pursuant […]

20.09.2016.

President of the Constitutional Court participates in the international conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Bulgaria “The Protection of Fundamental Citizens’ Rights and National Security in the Modern World. The Role of Constitutional Courts” in Sofia, Bulgaria

Aldis Laviņš President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia Sophia, 20 September 2016 Protection of Fundamental Citizens’ Rights and National Security: Latvian Experience Are questions of state security justiciable? The state has a relatively large discretion in deciding upon the matters of national security.[1] Nevertheless, any decision, either political or legal, is limited […]

29.06.2016.

President of the Constitutional Court Aldis Laviņš and Vice-president Uldis Ķinis participate in the congress of the Association of Constitutional Justice of the Countries of the Baltic and Black Sea Regions in Kishinev, Moldova

  Aldis Laviņš President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia  Kishinev, 29 June 2016 Effects of the judgments of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia The Constitutional Court in Latvia performs both abstract and concrete constitutional review as part of its competence. The Constitutional Court judgments are directly applicable legal […]

26.05.2016.

International conference dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia “Judicial Activism of Constitutional Courts in a Democratic State”, organised by the Constitutional Court and the Council of Europe Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)

Aldis Laviņš President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia Riga, 26 May 2016 Highly Esteemed President of the State, Honourable Chairman of the Council for the Judiciary, Honourable Presidents of courts and judges, Ladies and gentlemen,   I have the great honour and genuine pleasure to address you at the conference dedicated […]

08.10.2015.

The Role of Constitutional Courts in Strengthening the Independence of the Judicial Power: Latvian Experience

Aldis Laviņš President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia XX Yerevan International Conference “The Role of Constitutional Courts in Strengthening the Independence of the Judicial Power: Doctrinal Approaches and Contemporary Challenges” Yerevan, Armenia on 8-10 October, 2015 [1] The status and the jurisdiction of the Constitutional Court give it the possibilities for strengthening […]