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13.05.2019.

Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade, the Judge of the International Court of Justice, pays an official visit to Latvia upon the invitation by the Constitutional Court

From 13 to 14 May, the Judge of the International Court of Justice Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade pays an official visit to Latvia upon the invitation by the Constitutional Court. The Judge is welcomed by the Constitutional Court, the Court invites all interested parties to use the rare opportunity to listen to the live broadcast […]

10.05.2019.

A case initiated with respect to a norm that establishes the amount of payment by a credit institution for financing the operations of the Financial and Capital Market Commission  

On 9 May 2019, the 1st Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “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 […]

08.05.2019.

Constitutional Court hosts representatives of foreign diplomatic missions in Latvia

Today, on May 8, the judges of the Constitutional Court met with representatives of foreign diplomatic missions in Latvia (hereafter – the diplomatic corps). The meeting was organised in order to introduce the representatives of the diplomatic corps with the Constitutional Court and its competence as well as to provide information on topical constitutional law […]

30.04.2019.

Justices of the Constitutional Court participate in a discussion, held in Germany, on the culture of dialogue within the European legal space

On 30 April – 1 May, the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele and the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova participated in the Heidelberg Discussion Group (Heidelberger Gesprächskreis) organised by Max-Planck Institute (Max-Planck-Institut). In the discussion, the Justices of the Constitutional Court together with judges from the constitutional courts belonging to the tradition of German […]

29.04.2019.

A case initiated with respect to norms that prohibit a member of the Saeima, against whom criminal prosecution has been commenced, from participating in the work of the Saeima

On 29 April 2019, the 4th Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of the Second Part of Article 17 and Article 19 of the Rules of Procedure of the Saeima with the second sentence of Article 92 and the first sentence of Article 101 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norms The second […]

23.04.2019.

“Amendments to Education Law” and “Amendments to General Education Law” of 22 March 2018 comply with the second sentence of Article 91 and Article 114 of the Satversme

On 23 April 2019, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in case No. 2018-12-01 “On Compliance of the First Part of Section 1, the Words of the Second Part of Section 1 “on the level of pre-school education and basic education, abiding by the provisions of Section 41 of this Law” of the law “Amendments to the Education Law” […]

18.04.2019.

The norms of the Cabinet Regulation on the implementation of the mandatory electricity procurement – control of self-consumption and calculation of overcompensation – comply with Article 64 of the Satversme

On 18 April 2019, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in case No. 2018-16-03 “On Compliance of Para 91, Para 92, Para 98 and Para 99, and Para 2 of Annex 8 of the Cabinet Regulation of 10 March 2019 No. 221 “Regulations Regarding Electricity Production and Price Determination upon Production of Electricity in Cogeneration” and of the last sentence of Para 638, Para 106, Para 107, Para […]

18.04.2019.

The Constitutional Court terminates legal proceedings in a case with respect to norms that set the obligation to abide by the building standards of the former USSR

On 18 April 2019, the Constitutional Court has adopted a decision in case No. 2018-13-03 “On Compliance of Para 4 and Para 5 of the Cabinet Regulation of 21 April 1998 No. 139 “Regulation on the Latvian Building Standard LBN 205‑97 “The Standards of Designing Masonry and Reinforced Masonry Constructions”” with Article 90 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia.” The Contested […]

01.04.2019.

A case initiated with respect to a norm, which will define, as of 1 July 2019, restrictions on the maximum interest rate in consumer credit contracts

On 26 March 2019, the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Section 1 (1) of the Law of 4 October 2018 “Amendments to the Consumer Rights Protection Law” with Article 1 and Article 105 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm Section 1 (1) of the law of 4 October 2018 “Amendments to the […]