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06.04.2018.

The Constitutional Court will continue the dialogue with the Council of State of France and the Constitutional Council of the Republic of France

Latvia and France have agreed upon the new political declaration on the strategic partnership of Latvia and France and the action plan for 2018 ‒ 2022, the draft of which has been approved by an order of the Cabinet.[1] The common aims and activities are defined in the plan, reflecting the resolution to consolidate the partnership. It […]

19.03.2018.

The Constitutional Court is visited by the USA Ambassador to Latvia Nancy Bikoff Pettit

On Friday, 16 March, the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele met the Ambassador of the United States of America (hereinafter – USA) to Latvia Nancy Bikoff Pettit. During the meeting, the parties discussed the recent developments in the sphere of justice, as well as the issues related to the strengthening of constitutional identity and raising […]

15.03.2018.

Provisions laying down the procedures by which the court decides to refuse to initiate appellate proceedings in an administrative violation case are incompatible with the Constitution

On 15 March 2018, the Constitutional Court adopted a judgment in Case No 2017-16-01 “On Compliance of Section 213, Parts five and seven of Section 28920 of the Latvian Administrative Violations Code with the first sentence of Article 92 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norms Section 213 of the Latvian Administrative Violations Code (hereinafter […]

09.03.2018.

A case initiated with regard to the norms in the Cabinet Regulation that define the right of a deceased patients’ heir to demand compensation from the Treatment Risk Fund for the damage inflicted upon a patient’s life and health and for the treatment costs

On 20 December 2017, the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Para 31 and Para 15 of the Cabinet Regulation of 5 November 2013 Nr. 1268 “Regulation on the Functioning of the Treatment Risk Fund” with Article 64 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norms Para 31 of the Cabinet […]

08.03.2018.

A case initiated with respect to norms that establish the obligation of a person, who has been made administratively liable, to cover the expenditure of storing property that has been removed in an administrative case

On 8 March 2018, the 1st Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of the Eighth Part of Section 257 of the Latvian Administrative Violations Code and Para 74 of the Cabinet Regulation of 7 December 2010 No.1098 “Regulation on Handling of Property and Documents Removed in a Case of Administrative Violation” with Article 92 and Article 105 […]

02.03.2018.

The Justices of the Constitutional Court and the French Minister for Justice discuss recent developments in the field of constitutional law

Today, on 2 March, in the framework of the official visit to France, the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele, the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova, the Justice of the Constitutional Court Aldis Laviņš, as well as the Ambassador of Latvia to France Imants Lieģis met with the Minister for Justice of France Nicole Belloubet. […]

01.03.2018.

The Justices of the Constitutional Court on an official visit to France

From 28 February to 2 March, the Justices of the Constitutional Court, headed by the President of the Court Ineta Ziemele, will be on official visit to Paris, France. During the visit, the Constitutional Court will meet with the members of the Council of State of France, the Judges of the Constitutional Council of the Republic of […]

23.02.2018.

The norm, which envisaged the right of a self-employed person to receive parents’ benefit only, if during the period of caring for the child she did not gain income, complies with Article 110 of the Satversme

On 15 February 2018, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in case “On Compliance of Para 3 of Section 104(1) of the law “On Maternity and Sickness Insurance” (in the wording that was in force from 1 January 2012 until 31 December 2013) with Article 110 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm  Para 3 of Section 104(1) of […]

23.02.2018.

A case initiated with respect to the Minister’s order, which partially suspends the decision by the Rezēkne City Council on catering costs in the municipal institutions of education of Rēzekne

On 14 February 2018, the 3rd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated case “On Compliance of the Order by the Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development of 26 September 2017 No. 1-2/7346 “On Suspending Para 1, in the part determining catering costs (parents’ payment) in the special pre-school institutions of education, and suspending Para 7 of the Decision […]