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14.06.2022.

The Constitutional Court recognises that confiscation of criminally acquired property within the framework of insolvency proceedings does not infringe the principle of legal equality in relation to the creditor; in the remaining part of the case, the Constitutional Court terminates the proceedings

On 23 May 2022, the Constitutional Court rendered a judgement in Case No. 2021‑18‑01 “On the Compliance of Section 7011, Paragraph Four of the Criminal Law and Section 358, Paragraph One of the Criminal Procedure Law with the first sentence of Article 91 and Article 105 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The […]

20.05.2022.

The norms setting the time-limit for submitting an appeal in particularly complex and voluminous criminal proceedings are compatible with the Satversme

On 14 April 2022, the Constitutional Court adopted a judgement in the case No. 2021-38-01 “On the compliance of Section 529, Paragraph One, Clause 31 and Section 550, Paragraph One of the Criminal Procedure Law with the first sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The contested norms In accordance with Section 529, […]

19.05.2022.

A case has been initiated against the Minister’s order suspending the amendments to the binding regulations on increasing the entry fee in Jūrmala

On 3 May 2022 the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated a case “On the Decision of the Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of 16 December 2021 No. 1 2/168 “On the Binding Regulation of the Jūrmala City Council of 30 September 2021 No. 38 “Amendments to the Jūrmala City Council Regulation […]

19.05.2022.

Another case initiated on the right to inspect the case file in proceedings regarding criminally acquired property

On 8 April 2022, the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On compliance of Section 627, Paragraph four and five of the Criminal Procedure Law with the first sentence of Article 92 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia”. The contested provisions According to Section 627, Paragraph four of the Criminal Procedure Law, the case materials […]

05.05.2022.

Justices of the Constitutional Court with Minister for Justice Jānis Bordāns discuss the need for amendments to the Constitutional Court Law

Today, 5 May, the Justices of the Constitutional Court met with Jānis Bordāns, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Justice. During the meeting, the Parties discussed the need for amendments to the Constitutional Court Law, the introduction of the e-file and the effective enforcement of Constitutional Court’s judgements. Jānis Bordāns, the Minister for Justice, was […]

29.04.2022.

Requirement to obtain a second level higher education in order to retain the right to independent practice is compatible with the Satversme, but extending such a requirement to only some specialists is not

On 21 April 2022, the Constitutional Court adopted a judgement in Case No. 2021-27-01 “On Compliance of the First Sentence of Paragraph 4 of Transitional Provisions of the Construction Law with Article 1, the First Sentence of Article 91 and the First Sentence of Article 106 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The […]

25.04.2022.

The Constitutional Court and the German Ambassador to Latvia Christian Helt discuss cooperation between the Latvian and German Courts

Today, 25 April, the President of the Constitutional Court Aldis Laviņš and Vice-President Irēna Kucina met with Christian Heldt, the German Ambassador to Latvia. During the meeting, cooperation between the constitutional courts of the two countries in strengthening the rule of law and exchanging experience was discussed. Aldis Laviņš, the President, highlighted “The legal cooperation […]