Press-releases

2017
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20.07.2017.

Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova gives a presentation at an international symposium on the case law of the Constitutional Court in family law

From 19 to 20 July the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova participates at an international symposium at the Faculty of Law, the University of Bialystok, Poland. The theme of this symposium is “Judicial Protection of the Family: Too Little or Too Much?”. Sanita Osipova opened the symposium with a keynote speech, in which […]

04.07.2017.

Unalterable constitutional principles – the core of constitution – and the role of constitutional courts in protection thereof discussed at XVII Congress of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts

From 28 June to 1 July President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele and her advisor Laila Jurcēna participated in XVII Congress of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts, held in Batumi, Georgia. During the Congress representatives of European constitutional courts discussed the role of constitutional courts in safeguarding and application of general principles of law, as well […]

29.06.2017.

Norms of the Cabinet Regulation that define the minimum number of students in the 10th form or the secondary school of a district educational institution have been adopted by exceeding authorisation granted by the legislator

On 29 June 2017 the Constitutional Court passed a judgement in Case No. 2016-23-03 “On Compliance of Para 12.1.1 and Para 60 of the Cabinet Regulation of 13 October 2015 No. 591 “Procedure in which Learners are Enrolled at and Discharged from Institutions of General Education and Special Pre-school Education Groups, as well as Moved to a Higher Form” with […]

15.06.2017.

The norm that links a person’s right to retirement before the full retirement age with the criteria for establishing disability envisaged in the regulatory enactments of the USSR applied during the period when she cared for her disabled child is incompatible with the Satversme

On 15 June 2017 the Constitutional Court passed judgement in case No. 2016-11-01 “On Compliance of Section 11(4) of the Law “On State Pensions” with the First Sentence of Article 91 and Article 109 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm Section 11(4) of the law “On State Pensions”: “A parent or guardian of a child […]

13.06.2017.

A book dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Constitutional Court published

Book “Judicial activism of the Constitutional Court in a Democratic State” has been published in honour of the previous year – that of the Constitutional Court’s anniversary. In May 2016 the Constitutional Court held a conference with the same title, it gathered representatives of constitutional courts from a number of European countries. The book symbolically […]

09.06.2017.

The annual conference of the Latvian and the Lithuanian Constitutional Courts ends

Today, on 9 June, the conference of the Latvian and Lithuanian Constitutional Courts on legality assessment in the judgements of the Constitutional Court ended. Justices of the Constitutional Courts discussed methods that the Constitutional Court should use in legality assessment. Justices of the Latvian and the Lithuanian constitutional courts shared their experience and made proposals […]

08.06.2017.

Annual Conference of the Latvian and Lithuanian Constitutional Courts Opened

Today, on 8 June, Justices of the Constitutional Court are welcoming Justices and representatives of the Lithuanian Constitutional Court. To mark this event, the Constitutional Court is organising a two-day conference “Legality (Lawfulness) Assessment in the Judgements of the Constitutional Court: Principles and the Criteria of Assessment”. The conference will be opened by the President of […]

01.06.2017.

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Latvia Miroslav Kosek visits the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia

On Thursday, 1 June, President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele met with Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Latvia Miroslav Kosek. During the meeting the successful cooperation between the Constitutional Courts of both countries was discussed. The parties positively assessed the tri-lateral meeting of the justices of the Constitutional Courts of […]

25.05.2017.

The norm on persons’ right to get acquainted with case materials in proceedings regarding criminally acquired property, insofar a court may not re-examine the legality and validity of a decision by the person directing proceedings, is incompatible with the Satversme

On 23 May 2017 the Constitutional Court passed the judgement in Case No. 2016-13-01 “On Compliance of the Fifth Part of Section 629 of the Criminal Procedure Law with the First Sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm Section 629 (5) of the Criminal Procedure Law: “The case materials in proceedings regarding […]