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05.07.2018.

The President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele will give a presentation on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the International Law Commission of the United Nations

From 5 to 6 July, the President of the Constitutional Court, Professor of the Riga Graduate School of Law Ineta Ziemele will participate at the solemn meeting of the International Law Commission (hereinafter – the Commission) of the United Nations (hereinafter – the UN), which will be held during the annual session of the Commission […]

03.07.2018.

The Justices of the Constitutional Court visit the German Federal Court of Justice

On Monday, 2 July, the Justices of the Constitutional Court visited the German Federal Court of Justice, where they met two Judges of this Court – Rüdiger Pamp and Gabrielle Cirener. The guests were informed about the jurisdiction of the German Federal Court of Justice and the proceedings before it, then a discussion on a […]

02.07.2018.

The Justices of the Constitutional Court go on an official visit to Germany

From 2 to 4 July, the Justices of the Constitutional Court will go on an official visit to the German city of Karlsruhe, where they will meet with the judges of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany and of the German Federal Court of Justice. The visit will commence by visiting the German Federal Court of […]

02.07.2018.

A case initiated with respect to norms that envisage that information about the remuneration of the officials and employees of state and local government institutions must be published on the homepages of these institutions and kept for at least eight years

On 29 June 2018, the 3rd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Para 1 and Para 2 of Section 3 (92) of the law “On Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Local Government Authorities” with Article 96 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia. The Contested Norms Para 1 and […]

29.06.2018.

The norm of The Saeima Election Law that prohibits from running for the election persons, who after 13 January 1991 had been active in certain organisations, in appropriate interpretation of it, complies with the Satversme

On 29 June 2018, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in case No. 2017-25-01 “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 Para 6 of Section 5 of The Saeima Election Law: “Persons are not to be included in […]

29.06.2018.

The norm that regulates the procedure for applying the reduced tax rate to the payer of the real estate tax in Riga, if the person, who is declared as residing at the property, is a foreigner, is incompatible with the Satversme

On 29 June 2018, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in case No. 2017-28-0306 “On Compliance of Para 31 of the Binding Regulation of 9 June 2015 of the Riga City Council No. 148 “On the Real Estate Tax in Riga” with Article 91 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia and the First Part of Article 18 and the First […]

29.06.2018.

The Minister’s order, by which the decision of the Salaspils Regional Council on establishing standing committees is partially suspended, is incompatible with Section 49 (1) of the law “On Local Governments”

On 29 June 2018, the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in case “On compliance of the Order of 1 August 2017 by the Minister for the Environmental Protection and Regional Development No. 1-13/6038 “On suspending Para 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the decision of 16 June 2017 by the Salaspils Regional Council “On Establishment of the Standing […]

20.06.2018.

A delegation from the People’s Republic of China visits the Constitutional Court

On Wednesday, 20 June, a delegation from the People’s Republic of China visited the Constitutional Court. The delegation included representatives from China University of Political Science and Law and China Foundation of Human Rights Development. The foreign guests were welcomed by the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele and employees of the Constitutional Court. […]

20.06.2018.

The Constitutional Court terminates legal proceedings in a case regarding a norm of the Sentence Execution Code of Latvia that prohibits appealing against the decision by the Head of the Prison Administration by which a convicted person has been refused mitigation of the regime for serving a sentence

On 20 June 2018, the Constitutional Court decided to terminate legal proceedings in case No. 2017-19-01 “On Compliance of Section 5021(5) of the Sentence Execution Code of Latvia, insofar it Applies to a Decision to Refuse Mitigating the Regime for Serving a Sentence, with the First Sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of […]

14.06.2018.

A case initiated with respect to a norm of the Criminal Law that provides liability for violating the rules on circulation of a device specially designed for operational activity measures

On 13 June, the 1st Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Section 2371 (2) of the Criminal Law, in the Wording that was in Force from 1 April 2013 to 1 December 2015, with Article 90 and the Second Sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia and of Sub-para […]