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05.01.2022.

Another case initiated with respect to provisions governing the implementation of study programmes at higher education institutions and colleges in the official language

On 29 December 2021, the 3rd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On compliance of Section 56(3), 56(4) and 56(5) of the Law on Institutions of Higher Education with Articles 105, 112 and 113 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia”. The contested provisions Section 56(3) of the Law on Institutions of Higher Education […]

05.01.2022.

Norms providing for an administrative penalty for violation of the regulations regarding payment of road user charge comply with the Constitution

On 29 December 2021, the Constitutional Court adopted a judgment in Case No 2021‑09‑01 “On the compliance of Section 9.1(2) of the Law on the Road User Charge in the wording effective until 30 June 2020 and Section 149.40(2) of the Latvian Administrative Violations Code in the wording effective from 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2020 with Article 1 and the first […]

22.12.2021.

M. Koen Lenaerts, the President of the Court of Justice of the European Union is the special guest in the new podcast of the Constitutional court of Latvia

A special episode of the Constitutional Court podcast Tversme is available as today. The President of the Court of Justice of the European Union Koen Lenaerts discusses with Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Judge and President of the Constitutional Court (2015-2020) Ineta Ziemele. This episode is specially dedicated to the […]

20.12.2021.

Regulation that does not allow for officials with special service ranks working in institutions of the system of the Ministry of the Interior and the Prisons Administration to receive appropriate remuneration for their work on public holidays does not comply with the Constitution

On 2 December 2021, the Constitutional Court adopted a judgment in case No 2021‑07‑01 “On the compliance of Article 14(6) of the Law on Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Local Government Authorities with Articles 91 and 107 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia”. The contested provision Article 14(6) of the […]

26.11.2021.

The experience sharing project between the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia and the Constitutional Court of Moldova ends

The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia concludes the two months long experience sharing project with the Constitutional Court of Moldova. Within the framework of the project, the Constitutional Court’s employees and experts conducted several webinars to strengthen the capacity of the Constitutional Court of Moldova. In the framework of the experience sharing project, […]

10.11.2021.

Judges from the Constitutional Court of Moldova take part in experience sharing project at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia

The Constitutional Court launches the second stage in the experience sharing project with the Constitutional Court of Moldova. President of the Constitutional Court of Moldova Domnica Manole and Judges Nicolae Roșca, Liuba Șova, Serghei Țurcan and Vladimir Țurcan participate in the project. In the framework of the project, Judges of the Constitutional Court of Moldova […]

01.11.2021.

The Constitutional Court terminates legal proceedings in the case regarding the highest special service rank set for a college director

On 28 October 2021, the Constitutional Court decided to terminate legal proceedings in case No. 2020-66-03 “On compliance of Annex 1 to Cabinet Regulation No 810 of 13 December 2016 on classification of offices of officials with special service ranks working in institutions of the Ministry of the Interior and the Prisons Administration, insofar as […]

28.10.2021.

The Constitutional Court concludes the first stage in the experience sharing project with the Constitutional Court of Moldova

With a discussion on the current judicature of constitutional courts, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia concluded the first stage in the experience sharing project “Strengthening the Capacity of the Legal Service of the Constitutional Court of Moldova”. During the first stage of the project, nine lawyers from the Constitutional Court of Moldova […]