Tigran Mkrtchyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to Latvia, visits the Constitutional Court
Today, on 21 September, Ineta Ziemele, the President of the Constitutional Court, met with H. E. Mr Tigran Mkrtchyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to Latvia. During the meeting, the parties discussed the relevant matters in the field of constitutional law in both countries and also turned to those issues that are linked to the facilitation of mutual cooperation and reinforcing the rule of law in Armenia.
Ineta Ziemele provided an insight to the Ambassador into the jurisdiction of the Constitutional Court and outlined the range of those legal matters that are most frequently the subject of applications to the Constitutional Court.
Ineta Ziemele underscored the strictly defined methodology used in the rulings by the Constitutional Court in reviewing both infringements on fundamental rights and issues related to the quality of legislation. She noted that the rulings of the Constitutional Court were structured in a way to make them clear and comprehensible to any person without legal knowledge.
In answering the Ambassador’s question regarding international cooperation, Ineta Ziemele emphasized, in particular, its importance and mentioned the working visits of the Justices of the Constitutional Court during the current year both to the French supreme judicial institutions and bodies of constitutional jurisdiction and to the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. Ineta Ziemele also drew attention to the fact that the Constitutional Court had developed closed cooperation with the judges of the constitutional courts from Belgium, Czechia and Slovenia.