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18.01.2010.

Judicial remuneration freeze do not comply with the Satversme

The Constitutional Court has adopted a judgment in the case wherein it assessed the freezing of judicial remuneration (case No. 2009-11-01 “Compliance of the Second Sentence of Para 7 and Para 17 of the Transitional Provisions of the Law “On Judicial Power” (wording of 14 November 2008) with Article 1, Article 83 and Article 107 […]

15.01.2010.

A case on procedure for repayment of value added tax has been initiated

The Second Panel of the Constitutional Court has initiated a case “On Compliance of Item 10 of Section 16 of the Law on Taxes and Fees with Article 1 and Article 105 of the Satversme (Constitution) of the Republic of Latvia”. Article 1 of the Satversme provides that Latvia is an independent democratic republic, whilst […]

08.01.2010.

The procedure for reimbursement of expenditures for the acquisition of medical products by a Gaucher disease patient complies with the Satversme

The Constitutional Court has adopted a decision in the case, in the frameworks of which it examined compliance of norms that provide for procedures of reimbursement of expenditures for acquisition of medical products with the Satversme (Constitution) of the Republic of Latvia (case No. 2009-12-03 “On Compliance of the Words “the Reimbursement of Expenditures for […]

26.08.2009.

A case has been initiated based on the application of the State President

The Second Panel of the Constitutional Court has initiated a case “On Compliance of Section 83.2 and Para 12 of the Transitional Provisions of the Public Procurement Law with Article 1 and Article 92 of the Satversme (Constitution) of the Republic of Latvia”. Article 1 of the Satversme provides that Latvia is an independent democratic republic, whilst […]

09.04.2009.

The Constitutional Court terminates proceedings in two cases

The Constitutional Court has decided to terminate proceedings in the following cases: 2009-03-03 “On Compliance of the Amount of Toilet Soap Provided for in Appendix 3 of the 19 December 2006 Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 1022 “Regulations Regarding the Norms of Material Provision for Food and Household Needs of Prisoners” with Article 91 and […]

09.04.2009.

The President of the European Court of Human Rights is visiting Latvia

  The next week, April 14 – 16 the President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Mr. Jean Paul Costa will pay an official visit to Latvia. Mr. Costa will be accompanied by a justice of the ECHR Ineta Ziemele and the Deputy Registrar of the ECHR Mr. Michael O’Boyle. Mr. Costa will […]

07.04.2009.

Law on Ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon Complies with the Satversme (Constitution)

Today, on April 7, the Constitutional Court has announced a judgment in the case No. 2008‑35‑01 “On Compliance of the Treaty of Lisbon Amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community with Article 101 of the Satversme (Constitution) of the Republic of Latvia”. Article 101 of the Satversme, among other […]

27.03.2009.

The Constitutional Court has initiated a case on forfeit of land for the third stage of construction of the Southern Bridge (Dienvidu tilts) The First Panel of the Constitutional Court has initiated a case “On Compliance of the Law “On Forfeit of Property for Public Needs, for the Third Stage of Construction of the Southern Bridge” with Article 105 of the Satversme (Constitution) of the Republic of Latvia”. Article 105 of the Satversme provides: “Everyone has the right to own property. Property shall not be used contrary to the interests of the public. Property rights may be restricted only in accordance with law. Expropriation of property for public purposes shall be allowed only in exceptional cases on the basis of a specific law and in return for fair compensation.” The contested act provides for forfeit of property – a part of the land parcel of 233 square meters in Riga, Gulbju Street 14 located within red lines of the street – for the needs of the third stage of construction of the Southern Bridge over the River Daugava (construction of a street from Bauska Street to Ziepniekkalna Street). The case was initiated having regard to the constitutional claim of Modris Ozoliņš. The applicant has indicated that the land parcel to be forfeited is a part of his property. In accordance with the contested law, the Riga City Council has the rights to establish, on its own discretion, the amount of reimbursement for the forfeit of the property. The fact, however, that the rest of the land parcel, after having forfeited the mentioned land parcel, would have no market value because no capital construction would be possible on it, is not taken into consideration. The Saeima (Parliament) was asked to provide, before 27 April 2009, with a reply with a layout of factual circumstances of the case and legal justification thereof. The deadline of preparation of the case is 27 June 2009. Līna Kovalevska Assistant to the President of the Constitutional Court 67830748, 29813216

The First Panel of the Constitutional Court has initiated a case “On Compliance of the Law “On Forfeit of Property for Public Needs, for the Third Stage of Construction of the Southern Bridge” with Article 105 of the Satversme (Constitution) of the Republic of Latvia”. Article 105 of the Satversme provides: “Everyone has the right […]