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2018
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22.05.2018.

In the centenary year of Latvia, the Constitutional Court invites representatives from 25 countries to discuss the role of courts in the globalised world

From 24 May to 25 May, the Constitutional Court is organising the conference “The Role of the Constitutional Courts in the Globalised World of the 21st Century”. This conference will be the major international event of the field of law held in Latvia in the year of its centenary. The conference will be attended by representatives […]

16.05.2018.

Justice of the Constitutional Court Aldis Laviņš participates in the Congress of the Association of Constitutional Justice of the Countries of the Baltic and Black Sea Regions

From 16 May to 17 May, Justice of the Constitutional Court Aldis Laviņš will participate in the Third Congress of the Association of Constitutional Justice of the Countries of the Baltic and Black Sea Regions, which will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia. This year the role of constitutional courts in the process of European integration will […]

15.05.2018.

Para 31 of the Transitional Provisions of the Medical Treatment Law is incompatible with the equality principle enshrined in the Satversme

On May 15 2018, the Constitutional Court pronounced the judgement in Case No. 2017-15-01 “On Compliance of Section 531 (7) of the Medical Treatment Law with the First Sentence of Article 91 and Article 107 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm: Section 531 (7) of the Medical Treatment Law: “If an extension to the normal […]

26.04.2018.

The norms that prohibit newly established congregations from establishing a religious association (church) before the registration period of ten years expires or if one church has already been registered in the respective denomination are incompatible with Article 99 and Article 102 of the Satversme

On 26 April 2018, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in the case “On compliance of Section 7(2) and Section 8(4) of the Law on Religious Organisations with Articles 99 and 102 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia and on compliance of Section 7(3) of the Law on Religious Organisations with Articles 91, 99 […]

11.04.2018.

The norms that established the procedure for transferring the over-paid amount of value added tax are incompatible with the right to property that is enshrined in the Satversme

On 11 April 2018, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in case No. 2017-12-01 “On compliance of Part 123 and Part 125 of Section 12 of the Law “On Value Added Tax” (in the wording that was in force from 1 January 2010 until 31 December 2012), insofar as they restrict the right to have tax over-payment refunded within […]

10.04.2018.

The Justice of the Constitutional Court, as the only expert from the Baltic States, will research criteria for assessing judicial independence at an international seminar

From 11 to 14 April, Sanita Osipova, the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court, will participate in an international seminar on judicial independence that will be held at the Utrecht University, the Netherlands. The highest-level experts have been invited to participate in the seminar, i.e., judges and scholars of law, who will review the methodology for […]