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25.03.2020.

The norms that defined the procedure for calculating the consumed natural gas and compensation, which the user of energy paid in case of a violation, are incompatible with Article 64 and Article 105 of the Satversme

On 20 March 2020, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in case No. 2019‑10‑0103 “On Compliance of Section 423 (1) of Energy Law (in the wording that was in force until 7 March 2016) and Para 56, Para 58 and Para 87 of the Cabinet Regulation of 16 December 2008 No. 1048 “Regulation on the Supply and Use of Natural Gas” with Article 64 and Article 105 […]

23.03.2020.

A case initiated regarding compliance of the amount of the State social security benefit and disability pension to be granted to disabled persons with the Satversme

On 23 March 2020, the 4th Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Para 2 of the First Part and the Second Part of Section 16 of the Law “On State Pensions” as well as Sub-para 2.2 and 2.3. of the Cabinet Regulation of 22 December 2009 No. 1605 “Regulations Regarding the Amount of the State Social […]

20.03.2020.

A case initiated with respect to a norm, which prohibits from nominating a person, who has been previously punished for committing an intentional criminal offence, for the position of a board member of a capital company of a derived public person

On 19 March 2020, the 1st Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Para 2 of Section 37 (4) of “Law on Governance of Capital Shares of a Public Person and Capital Companies” with the First Sentence of Article 106 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm  Para 2 of Section 37 (4) of “Law […]

19.03.2020.

A case initiated with respect to a norm that envisages the dismissal of the Riga City Council because it, allegedly, allows unlawful actions and fails to fulfil the autonomous function of a local government – to organise household waste management

On 17 March 2020, the 3rd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Para 2 of Section 1 of the law “On Dismissal of the Riga City Council” with Article 1 and Article 101 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm Para 2 of Section 1 of the law “On Dismissal of the Riga […]

17.03.2020.

The Constitutional Court terminates legal proceedings in the case regarding apart of the spatial plan of the Amata Regional Council

On 17 March 2020, the Constitutional Court has adopted the decision in case No. 2019‑14‑03  “On Compliance of the Binding Regulation by the Amata Regional Council of 19 December 2018 No. 12 “The Rules on the Use and Construction in the Territory and the Graphic Part of the Spatial Plan of the Amata Region for 2014–2024 (with Amendments of […]

16.03.2020.

The norm that provides that the decision to refuse initiation of cassation legal proceedings in a civil case may be drawn up in the form of a resolution complies with the Satversme

The Contested Norm Section 464 (41) of the Civil Procedure Law provides that the decision adopted at the assignments hearing of the Supreme Court regarding initiation of cassation proceedings, on refusal to initiate cassation hearings, on transferring a case for hearing in cassation procedure by the Supreme Court in expanded composition, as well as refusal to […]

13.03.2020.

The criterion of financial nature, defined in Section 4641 (3) of the Civil Procedure Law complies with the first sentence of Article 91 and the first sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme

On 12 March 2020, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in case No. 2019-11-01 “On Compliance of Section 4641 (3) of the Civil Procedure Law with the First Sentence of Article 91 and the First Sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm  On 9 June 2016, the Saeima adopted amendments to the […]

09.03.2020.

A case initiated regarding the procedure for reimbursing the State duty in civil procedure

On 9 March 2020, the 4th  Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated case “On Compliance of Section 37 (3) of the Civil Procedure Law with the first sentence of Article 91 and Article 105 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm  Section 37 (2) of the Civil Procedure Law “The State duty shall be reimbursed provided that an […]

06.03.2020.

A case initiated with respect to the procedure for disbursing parental benefit and childcare benefit to parents of a prematurely born child

On 27 February 2020, the 4th Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Para 2 of Section 104 (4) of the law “On Maternity and Sickness Insurance” and Section 7 (11) of “Law on State Social Allowances” with the first sentence of Article 91 and Article 110 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norms Para 2 […]

03.03.2020.

Reviewing the norm issued by the Financial and Capital Market Commission, the Constitutional Court finds deficiencies in the democratic legitimisation of the Commission’s Council

On 20 February 2020, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in case No. 2019-09-03 “On Compliance of Para 2.11. of the Regulation of 2 December 2018 of the Financial and Capital Market Commission No. 198 “Regulation on Determining the Amount of Payments by the Financial and Capital Market Participants for Financing the Financial and Capital Market Commission in 2019 and […]