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15.12.2020.

The think tank on How to strengthen the rule of law so that an individual would feel secure?

On Friday, 11 December, the Constitutional Court held a remote Constitutional ideas think-tank session on How to strengthen the rule of law so that an individual would feel secure? Raising the effectiveness of the implementation of the Constitutional Court judgments. Participating and offering their opinion were the President of Latvia Egils Levits, the Speaker of […]

10.12.2020.

Justices of the Constitutional Court of Latvia and the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany talk remotely about recent developments and concerns in the courts’ work

On Tuesday, 8 December, continuing the tradition of mutual dialogue, Justices of the Constitutional Court of Latvia met remotely with their colleagues from the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany (German Constitutional Court). In two sessions, the Justices talked about the work done by the courts in the year past, discussed the content of the principle […]

07.12.2020.

The Constitutional Court recognises the norm in the law “On Dismissal of the Riga City Council” as being compatible with the Satversme

On 3 December 2020, the Constitutional Court delivered the judgement in case No. 2020-16-01 “On Compliance of Para 2 of Section 1 of the law “On Dismissal of the Riga City Council” with Article 1 and Article 101 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norm Para 2 of Section 1 of the law “On Dismissal of the Riga City Council” […]

04.12.2020.

A case initiated with respect to joining Ilūkste Region to Augšdaugava Region

On 1 December 2020, the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On Compliance of Sub-para 10.2., 10.6., 10.7., 10.8., 10.17., 10.18., 10.21. and 10.23. “Annex to the Law on Administrative Territories and Populated Areas “Administrative Territories, Administrative Centres thereof and the Units of Territorial Division”” with Article 1 and the Article 101 of the […]

24.11.2020.

The norms that define the duration of disbursing the parental and the childcare benefit to the parents of a prematurely born child comply with the first sentence of Article 91 and Article 110 of the Satversme

On 19 November 19, the Constitutional Court delivered the judgement in case “On Compliance of Para 2 of Section 104 (4) of the law “On Maternity and Sickness Insurance” and Section 7 (11) of “Law on State Social Allowances” with the first sentence of Article 91 and Article 110 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia”. The Contested Norms Para 2 of Section 104 (4) of […]

13.11.2020.

A provision that envisages the right to a child’s father to a leave in relation to the birth of a child is incompatible with the first sentence of Article 110 of the Satversme, insofar it does not envisage protection and support to a female partner of the child’s mother in relation to the birth of the child

On 12 November 2020, the Constitutional Court delivered the judgement in case No. 2019‑33‑01 “On the Compliance of Article 155(1) of the Labour Law with the First Sentence of Article 110 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia”. The contested provision Article 155(1) of the Labour Law: “The father of a child is entitled to a leave […]