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15.03.2021.

United European legal space – the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union meet in a dialogue

On Thursday, 11 March, the Constitutional Court, collaborating with the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union (hereafter – CJEU) held a webinar on the theme “Role of the Constitutional Court in ensuring the conformity of national law with the EU law”. The parties discussed the shared responsibility of the Constitutional […]

01.03.2021.

A case initiated with respect to the restriction which does not allow an official with a special service rank to receive additional payment for work on holidays

On 17 February 2021, the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On compliance of Section 14(6) of the Law on Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Local Government Authorities with Article 91 and Article 107 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia”. Contested Provision Section 14(6) of the Law […]

24.02.2021.

Justices of the Constitutional Court take part remotely in the XVIII Congress of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts

The XVIII Congress of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts (the Congress) is taking place online on 24 and 25 February. On day one, the President of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova participates in the meeting of the Circle of Presidents of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts. On day two, the judges of the Constitutional Court […]

22.02.2021.

The provision criminalising negligent storage of firearm ammunition is compatible with the Constitution; the transitional provision of the amendments to the Criminal Law is not

On 19 February 2021, the Constitutional Court passed a judgment in Case No 2020-23-01 “On the compliance of Section 236(1) of the Criminal Law (in the wording that was in force until 31 March 2013) with Article 90 and Article 92 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia and the compliance of the transitional provision […]

18.02.2021.

Forty students from twenty-eight Latvian schools awarded in the competition on the significance of equality and responsibility, devoted to the Constitution of Latvia

On Monday, 15 February, to mark 99 years since the adoption of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia (the Constitution), an online ceremony was held to award the prize winners in the drawings and essay competition organised by the Constitutional Court. Awards and the special prizes of the cooperation partners were presented to 40 […]

15.02.2021.

Legal proceedings concerning the provisions that set out the minimum amount of disability pension are terminated; the contested regulation has been amended and changed in substance

On 10 February 2021, the Constitutional Court decided to terminate legal proceedings in case No 2020-19-0103 “On compliance of Section 16(1)(2) and Section 16(2) of the law ‘On State Pensions’ and Sub-para 2.2 and 2.3 of the Cabinet Regulation of 22 December 2009 No 1605 ‘Regulations regarding the amount of the state social security benefit and […]

12.02.2021.

A case initiated with respect to the provisions that set out the procedure for calculating and paying the personal income tax for the performers of economic activity

On 9 February 2021, the 2nd Panel of the Constitutional Court initiated the case “On the compliance of Section 11(31) and Section 111(61) of the law ‘On Personal Income Tax’ with Article 105 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia”. Contested Provisions Section 11(31) of the law “On Personal Income Tax” provides that the […]