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11.11.2019.

Differences in the regimes for serving prison sentences for men and women are incompatible with the equality principle included in the Satversme

On 7 November 2019, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in case No. 2018-25-01 “On Compliance of Section 504 of the Sentence Execution Code of Latvia with Article 91 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm Section 504 of the Sentence Execution Code of Latvia (hereinafter – the Code) establishes the regime for serving the sentence […]

11.11.2019.

The experience-sharing project for the Justices of the Constitutional Court of Moldova at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia ends

From 4 to 10 November, the Constitutional Court welcomed four Judges from the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova (hereafter – Moldova) in the framework of the project “Increasing the capacity of the legal service of the Constitutional Court of Moldova”. During the project, Judges Domnica MANOLE, Nicolae ROȘCA, Liuba ȘOVA and Serghei ȚURCAN gained knowledge […]

08.11.2019.

Sanita Osipova speaks about the understanding of freedom in society at a conference dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

From 7 to 9 November, Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova attends an international summit “Berlin Wall – 30”, which is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. An international conference is held as part of the summit – “World without Walls”, in which Sanita Osipova gave a presentation on the understanding […]

07.11.2019.

Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš visits the Constitutional Court

Today, on 7 November, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš visited the Constitutional Court. The Prime Minister and the delegation headed by him was welcomed at the Constitutional Court by President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele and Justices of the Constitutional Court: Aldis Laviņš, Gunārs Kusiņš, Daiga Rezevska, Jānis Neimanis, and Artūrs Kučs. During the meeting, the parties discussed current matters […]

23.10.2019.

A case initiated regarding compliance of the guaranteed minimum income level with the Satversme

On 21st October 2019, the 3rd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Para 2 of the Cabinet Regulation of 18 December 2012 No. 913 “Regulation on the Guaranteed Minimum Income Level” with Article 1 and Article 109 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm Para 2 of the Cabinet Regulation of 18 December 2012 […]

22.10.2019.

I. Ziemele: We should be aware that a court of any Member State is simultaneously also a court of the European Union

On Friday, 18 October, President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele, together with President Egils Levits and President of the Court of Justice of the European Union Koen Lenaerts participated in the plenary session of the 7th International Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia “Legal Science: Functions, Significance and Future […]

16.10.2019.

Ambassador of Germany to Latvia Nikolai von Schoepff visits the Constitutional Court

On Monday, 14 October, President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele met with Nikolai von Schoepff, the new Ambassador of Germany to Latvia). During the meeting, the parties discussed co-operation between the constitutional courts of both states, turned to issues related to reinforcement of the rule of law in Latvia and the European Union as well as […]