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2019
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05.03.2019.

The norms of the binding regulation of the Jūrmala City Council that envisage a rental payment for using a grave are incompatible with the Satversme

On 5 March 2019, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in case No. 2018-08-03 “On Compliance of Para 18 and Para 20 of the Binding Regulation of the Jūrmala City Council of 4 September 2014 No. 27 “Regulation on the Operations and Maintenance of the Municipal Cemeteries of Jūrmala City” with Article 1 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The […]

25.02.2019.

A case initiated with respect to the procedure for granting the rights of an expert of the Latvian Council of Science

On 25 February 2019, the 4th Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated a case “On Compliance of Para 3 of the Cabinet Regulation of 12 December 2017 No. 724 “Regulation on the Qualification Criteria of the Experts of the Latvian Council of Science, Establishing of Experts’ Committees and Organising of the Work thereof” and the decision of 15 January 2018 by the […]

21.02.2019.

The legal norms, which envisaged criminal liability for violating the prohibition on the circulation of equipment and devices intended for hindering operational measures, comply with the Satversme

On 21 February 2019, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in case No. 2018-10-0103 “On Compliance of Section 2371 (2) of the Criminal Law, in the Wording that was in Force from 1 April 2013 to 1 December 2015, with Article 90 and the Second Sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia and of Sub-para ”e” of Annex 10A905 to the […]

08.02.2019.

The President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele visits the Supreme Court of Finland

On Wednesday, 6 February, the President of the Supreme Court Ineta Ziemele visited the Supreme Court of Finland and Latvia’s Embassy in Finland, as well as attended the conference of the judges of Finland’s administrative courts, which was held to mark the day of administrative judges in Finland. At the Supreme Court of Finland, Ineta Ziemele met […]

05.02.2019.

The President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele speaks about the role of judges and constitutional courts in the development of society at an international conference in Finland

Today, on 5 February, the President of the Constitutional Court participated in the international conference organised by the University of Tampere on the protection of the rule of law in Europe (“How can we protect the Rule of Law in Europe”), held in Tampere, Finland. The conference was organised in connection with Finland’s Presidency of […]

21.01.2019.

The Constitutional Court has been granted the status of an Institutional Observer at the European Law Institute

The Constitutional Court, responding to the invitation expressed by the European Law Institute (hereinafter also – ELI), has become the Institutional Observer at ELI. The Constitutional Court’s membership in the European Law Institute is an important event since this will be another opportunity for the Justices and employees of the Constitutional Court, jointly with other […]

14.01.2019.

Employees of the Constitutional Court’s Chancery visit the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic to share experience

From the 7th to the 10th January, the deputy-head of the Chancery of the Constitutional Court Ieva Spriņģe, the secretary of the President Anete Spunde and the librarian Ilze Bierne-Alsiņa visited the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic (hereinafter – Czechia) in Brno, Czechia. During the visit, the employees met the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court of Czechia […]

10.01.2019.

A case initiated with respect to a norm of the Civil Law that provides that a person, who has been punished for criminal offences related to violence or threatening of violence, may not be an adopter

On 7 January 2019, the 1st Panel of Constitutional Court, at its assignments sitting, initiated the case “On Compliance of Para 1 of Section 163 (4) of the Civil Law with Article 96 and Article 110 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm Para 1 of Section 163 (4) of the Civil Law provides that the adopter may not be […]