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27.01.2020.

A case initiated with respect to norms that set the minimal amount of the state old-age pension

On 22 January 2020, the 1st Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Sub-para 2.2. of the Cabinet Regulation of 5 December 2011 No. 924 “Regulation on the Minimal Amount of the Old-age Pension”, Sub-para 2.1. of the Cabinet Regulation of 22 December 2009 No. 1605 “Regulations Regarding the Amount of the State Social Security Benefit and […]

13.01.2020.

A case initiated with respect to norms that set restrictions on advertising medicinal products

On 8 January 2020, the 4th Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Sub-para 18.12. of the Cabinet Regulation of 17 May 2011 No. 378 “Procedures for Advertising Medicinal Products and Procedures by Which a Medicinal Product Manufacturer is Entitled to Give Free Samples of Medicinal Products to Physicians” with Article 100 and Article 105 of the […]

09.01.2020.

I. Ziemele speaks about human dignity in technology driven world at the celebration in honour of the anniversary of the adoption of the Slovenian Constitution

On Thursday, 19 December President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele and Advisor to the President of the Constitutional Court Inguss Kalniņš paid an official visit to the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia (hereafter – the Slovenian Constitutional Court) to participate in the celebrations marking the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of […]

23.12.2019.

The norms, which prohibit a member of the Saeima, against whom criminal prosecution has been commenced, from participating in the work of the Saeima and receiving remuneration in full amount, are incompatible with the Satversme

On 23 December 2019, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in case No. 2019‑08‑01 “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 […]

20.12.2019.

Case initiated with regard to a provision that does not provide for the right of a child’s birth mother’s female partner to a leave after the birth of the child

On 16 December 2019, the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On compliance of Section 155(1) of the Labour Law with the first sentence of Article 110 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia”. The contested provision Section 155(1) of the Labour Law: “The father of a child is entitled to […]

19.12.2019.

The restrictions on combining the offices of a local government’s councillor comply with Article 91 of the Satversme

On 17 December 2019, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in case No. 2019‑03‑01 “On Compliance of Para 4 of Section 38 (2) of the law “On Local Governments” with the First Sentence of Article 91 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm  Para 4 of Section 38 (2) of the law “On Local Governments” provides that in addition […]

19.12.2019.

The fourth case initiated with respect to norms that defined the compensation that the user of energy paid in the case of violating the regulations on using natural gas

On 17 December 2019, the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated case “On Compliance of Section 423 (1) of Energy Law (in the wording that was in force until 7 March 2016) with Article 64 and Article 105 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia, and Compliance of Para 98 and Para 100 of the Cabinet Regulation of 9 February 2016 No. 85 “Regulation […]

19.12.2019.

The third case initiated with respect to norms that defined the compensation that the user of energy paid in the case of infringing the regulations on using natural gas

On 16 December 2019, the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated case “On Compliance of Section 423 (1) of Energy Law (in the wording that was in force until 7 March 2016) with Article 64 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia, on Compliance of Para 56 and Para 58 of the Cabinet Regulation of 16 December 2008 No. 1048 “Regulation on […]