Press-releases

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26.10.2017.

The norms that establish linking judges’ monthly salary to the maximum amount of monthly salary of a highly qualified lawyer of state direct administration institution or the 12th group of monthly salaries are recognised as being incompatible with Article 83 and Article 107 of the Satversme

On 26 October 2017, the Constitutional Court pronounced the judgement in case No. 2016-31-01 “On Compliance of Section 4(9) and Section 61 (1) of “Law on Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Local Government Authorities” with Article 83 and Article 107 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norms Section 4(9) of “Law on Remuneration of […]

24.10.2017.

Ineta Ziemele, the President of the Constitutional Court, receives an award from the Constitutional Court of Armenia

From 19 October to 21 October, Ineta Ziemele, the President of the Constitutional Court, visited Armenia, where she participated in the XXII International Conference of Yerevan. In the framework of the Conference, Ineta Ziemele was honoured with an award by the Armenian Constitutional Court for effective cooperation and significant contribution to the field of constitutional […]

20.10.2017.

A case initiated with respect to a norm in The Saeima Election Law that prohibits from including in the list of candidates and elect into the Saeima persons, who after 13 January 1991 had been active in certain organisations

On 18 October 2017, the 3rd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated a case “On Compliance of Para 6 of Section 5 of The Saeima Election Law with Article 1, Article 9 and Article 91 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm The Saeima Election Law Para 6 of Section 5 of The Saeima Election Law provides […]

19.10.2017.

The tax rates established in Article 6 of the law “On Solidarity Tax” are incompatible with the equality principle enshrined in the Satversme

On 19 October 2017 the Constitutional Court pronounced the judgement in case No. 2016-14-01 “On Compliance of Section 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 of the law “On Solidarity Tax” with the First Sentence of Article 91 and Article 109 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. Contested Norms Section 3 of the law “On Solidarity Tax”: “The tax object […]

13.10.2017.

The norm that provides that the decisions by a regional court in proceedings regarding criminally acquired property is not subject to appeal complies with the principle of equality enshrined in the Satversme

On 11 October 2017, the Constitutional Court adopted a decision in case No. 2017-10-01 “On Compliance of Section 629 (5) of the Criminal Procedure Law with the First Sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia and on Compliance of the Second Sentence of Section 631 (3) of the Criminal Procedure Law with the First Sentence of Article 91 […]

06.10.2017.

The norm in the spatial plan of the Jūrmala City, which defines the use of territory and construction rules for the land plot Bulduri 1607, does not violate a person’s right to live a benevolent environment

On 6 October 2017 the Constitutional Court passed a judgement in case No. 2016-24-03 “On Compliance of Para 2361“Use of Territory and Construction Rules” of Binding Regulation No.8 of 24 March 2016 by Jūrmala City Council “On Approving the Graphic Part, Regulation on the Use of Territory and Construction in the Spatial Plan of Jūrmala City” with Article 115 […]

02.10.2017.

Justices of the Constitutional Court meet with judges of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia in the framework of bilateral cooperation

From the 2nd to the 4th of October of the current year, the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele, the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova and Justice of the Constitutional Court Jānis Neimanis, as well as the Advisor to the President of the Constitutional Court Laila Jurcēna will go on an official […]

28.09.2017.

A case initiated with respect to procedure for examining cases of administrative violations at the court of first instance and the norm that regulates the procedure for adopting a decision to refuse initiation of appellate legal proceedings

On 28 September 2017, the 3rd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated case “On Compliance of Section 213 and the Seventh Part of Section 28920 of the Latvian Administrative Violations Code with the First Sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. Contested norms Section 213 of the Latvian Administrative Violations Code (hereinafter – the […]

25.09.2017.

A case initiated with respect to norms that define the way, in which in criminal proceedings the issue regarding examination of a judgment in cassation procedure must be decided upon

On 25 September 2017, the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated case “On Compliance of the Second and the Third Part of Section 573 of the Criminal Procedure Law with the First Sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. Contested Norms The second part of Section 573 of the Criminal Procedure Law: “An […]