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 to reinforcing the rule of law in Latvia.
Ineta Ziemele noted that it was possible to judge about the level of the rule of law in a state by the legislative power’s and the executive power’s attitude towards the Constitutional Court and the judicial power as whole. She found that the work of the Constitutional Court was highly appreciated and that the Court’s reputation, in general, was high in society. Likewise, the degree of the rule of law should be judged by the way the judgements of the Constitutional Court are complied with and implemented.
Ineta Ziemele underscored that the Constitutional Court had an essential role in reinforcing the rule of law in Latvia since by its rulings and the findings included in them, as well as explanation of the established legal principles it promotes a uniform approach to the application of legal norms and ensures internal coherence and power of the legal system.
During the meeting, Ineta Ziemele provided an insight to the Ambassador into the activities of the Court in creating the judicial dialogue on the international level, as well as the Court’s communication projects aimed at youth education. The parties discussed the experience of both countries in connection with coverage of the recent developments within the judicial power and the theme of the rule of law in mass media.