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A case initiated with regard to the provisions that put an obligation on merchants selling electricity under mandatory procurement to use efficiently the thermal energy produced

On 30 June 2021, the 4th Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On compliance of Section 313(1) and (3) of the Electricity Market Law and paragraphs 21.3, 28, 30, 31, 48.4 of and Annex 3 to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No 560 of 2 September 2020 ‘Regulation on the production of electricity […]


President of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova and the Constitutional Court Justice Gunārs Kusiņš take part in an international conference on equality and the rule of law

On 5–7 July, the Constitutional Court President Sanita Osipova and Justice Gunārs Kusiņš are attending the international conference Equality and the Rule of Law: Contributions of the International Courts, which is taking place in Madrid, the Kingdom of Spain. On the second day of the conference, the President of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova spoke […]


Joining Ilūkste municipality to Augšdaugava municipality and joining Ozolnieki municipality to Jelgava municipality does not comply with the Constitution. In respect of the municipalities of Jaunjelgava, Carnikava, Rugāji, Iecava, Rundāle, Auce, Sala, Salacgrīva, Aloja, Babīte, Kandava, and Mazsalaca, the administrative-territorial reform complies with the Constitution

On 21 June 2021, the Constitutional Court passed a judgment in Case No 2020-41-0106 “On compliance of sub-paragraphs 8.5, 8.7, 8.8, 8.16, 8.17, 8.19, 8.20, 10.2, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.17, 10.18, 10.21, 10.23, 11.2, 12.10, 12.13, 13.8, 13.9, 13.13, 13.16, 13.20, 16.2, 16.5, 16.11, 16.14, 16.18, 16.19, 16.20, 18.1, 18.8, 18.10, 19.18, 19.20, 23.1, 23.2, […]


A case initiated with regard to the transitional provision of the Construction Law which restricts an individual’s right to continue independent practice in design

On 14 June 2021, the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On the compliance of the first sentence of Paragraph 4 of the Transitional Provisions of the Construction Law with Article 1, the first sentence of Article 91, and the first sentence of Article 106 of the Constitution of the Republic of […]


Information concerning the applications received and cases initiated at the Constitutional Court concerning restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic

Since emergency situation was declared in Latvia in the spring of 2020 until 16 June 2021 the Constitutional Court has received 33 applications pertaining to restrictions related to the Covid‑19 pandemic. 32 applications were constitutional complaints submitted by private persons (three of these applications were collective ones, with multiple applicants). One application was received from a municipal […]


Information regarding cases on the reform of the language of education

In 2018 the Parliament and the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia adopted and amended a series of legislative acts with the aim to promote the use of the official language in the educational process, starting with pre-school education and ending with higher education. Several issues pertaining to the reform of the language […]