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12.12.2018.

The legal norm issued by the Cabinet that defines the criteria for providing an opinion required for receiving compensation for transport costs is incompatible with the Satversme

On 12 December 2018, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in Case No. 2018-06-0103 “On Compliance of Section 12 (1) of the Law “On State Social Allowances” and Annex 9 to the Cabinet Regulation of 23 December 2014 Nr. 805 “Regulations Regarding the Criteria, Time Periods and Procedures Determining Predictable Disability, Disability, and the Loss of Ability to Work” with the […]

26.11.2018.

I. Ziemele: Inspirers should be aware of their moral responsibility since ideas influence the progress of society and change human lives

On Friday, 2 November, the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele gave a presentation at the conference of creative industries “Subject: Creativity”. In her presentation, she spoke about freedom and knowledge that serve as a pre-condition for creating ideas and inspiring society. In the beginning of her presentation, Ineta Ziemele proposed a thesis that all […]

16.11.2018.

A case initiated with respect to a norm in the Cabinet Regulation that defines the right of an imprisoned person to use certain objects in cells and common use premises

On 14 November 2018, the Constitutional Court at its assignments sitting initiated the case “On Compliance of Para 40 in the Cabinet Regulation of 30 May 2006 No. 423 “The Internal Regulations of an Institution for Deprivation of Liberty” with Article 112 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia” The Contested Norm Para 40 in the Cabinet […]

15.11.2018.

The Minister’s Order on suspending paragraphs in the decision by the Rēzekne City Council, which determine the parents’ obligation to pay for the catering costs for children in the special pre-school institutions of education, complies with Section 49 of the law “On Local Governments”

On 15 November 2018, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in the 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 Sub-para 1.3., in the part determining catering costs (parents’ payment) in the special pre-school institutions of education, and suspending Para 7 of the Decision […]

29.10.2018.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Latvia Eugen Revenco visits the Constitutional Court

On Friday, 26 October, the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele met the Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova (hereinafter – Moldova) to Latvia Eugen Revenco. During the meeting, the parties discussed matters of cooperation pertaining to possible experience sharing of the lawyers from the Constitutional Court of Moldova at the Constitutional Court of […]

29.10.2018.

The participants of the intensive study programme from the Riga Graduate School of Law visit the Constitutional Court

On Friday, 26 October, the participants of the intensive study programme at the Riga Graduate School of Law from Eastern Europe, the Balkan countries and the states of Central Asia visited the Constitutional Court. At the Constitutional Court, the visitors were welcomed by the Advisors of the Constitutional Court Kristaps Tamužs and Uldis Krastiņš. The Advisors provided to […]

24.10.2018.

Justice of the Constitutional Court Aldis Laviņš participates in festive events on the occasion of the 9th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo

From 24 October to 26 October, the Justice of the Constitutional Court Aldis Laviņš and the Assistant to the Justice of the Constitutional Court Andrejs Stupins will participate in the festive conference dedicated to the 9th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo, held in Pristina, Kosovo. The solemn ceremony will be opened by the President of the […]

23.10.2018.

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Republic of Latvia Govert Jan Cornelis Bijl de Vroe visits the Constitutional Court

Today, on 22 October, the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Republic of Latvia Govert Jan Cornelis Bijl de Vroe. During the meeting, the parties discussed recent developments in the field of the constitutional law as well as issues related […]