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2019
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05.07.2019.

A case initiated with respect to a norm that regulates the right of the cassation instance court to refuse initiating cassation legal proceedings in a civil case

On 5 July 2019, the 3rd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “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 Section 4641 (3) of the Civil Procedure Law: “If a cassation complaint […]

05.07.2019.

The Justices of the Constitutional Court discuss constitutional identity and the principles of the rule of law in the common Europan rule-of-law space in Austria

From 1 to 3 July, the Justices of the Constitutional Court paid an official visit to the Constitutional Court of Austria. During the visit, the Justices shared experience and discussed issues of constitutional identity and the role of constitutional courts in the European legal space. During the first working session, the Justices discussed the constitutional identity […]

28.06.2019.

The norm, which envisaged control over the entire private correspondence of a person during the whole period of arrest, is incompatible with Article 96 of the Satversme

On 28 June 2019, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in case No. 2018-24-01 “On Compliance of Section 28 (2) of the Law “On the Procedure for Holding under Arrest”, in the wording that was in force until 2 January 2018, with Article 96 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm Section 28 (2) of the law “On the […]

26.06.2019.

Justice of the Constitutional Court Jānis Neimanis participates in the international conference organised by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on the balance between national security and human rights as well as the role of constitutional courts in maintaining this balance

From 26 to 27 June, Jānis Neimanis, the Justice of the Constitutional Court, will participate in the international conference organised by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on the balance between national security and human rights as well as the role of constitutional courts in maintaining this balance (“Human Rights and National Security: Ensuring the Balance […]

17.06.2019.

A case initiated with respect to norms that define the calculation of the consumed natural gas and compensation that the user of energy pays in the case of an infringement

On 14 June 2019, the 3rd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Section 423 (1) of Energy Law (in the wording that was in force until 7 March 2016) and Para 56 and Para 58 of the Cabinet Regulation of 16 December 2008 No. 1048 “Regulation on the Supply and Use of Natural Gas” with Article 105 of […]

14.06.2019.

The 14th Congress of the Association of the European Public Law SIPE held in Riga: The Challenges of Digital Communication for the State and its Democratic State Form

From 13 to 15 June, the 14th Congress of Societas Iuris Publici Europaei (Association of the European Public Law, SIPE) on the challenges of digital communication for the State and its democratic state form is held in Riga. The Congress was opened by the SIPE President Jacques Ziller, the newly elected President of the Latvian State […]

12.06.2019.

Launch of the Commentaries on the Satversme, Chapter V

On Tuesday, 11 June, the Speaker of the Saeima Ināra Mūrniece, the newly elected President Egils Levits, the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele and the manager of the scientific project – Commentaries on the Satversme – Ringolds Balodis officially launched the fifth volume of the scientific commentaries on the Satversme “Commentaries on the […]

12.06.2019.

Justices of the Constitutional Court explain the legal effect of a Constitutional Court’s judgment in Latvia and share experience with respect to aspects of bioethics in the Court’s case law

On Tuesday, 11 June, in the framework of trilateral co-operation, judges from the Constitutional Courts of Latvia, Belgium and Czechia shared their experience and during two working sessions discussed aspects of bioethics in the constitutional courts’ rulings and also explored the legal effect of the Constitutional Court’s judgements in each of the countries. The session was […]