A delegation from the People’s Republic of China visits the Constitutional Court
On Wednesday, 20 June, a delegation from the People’s Republic of China visited the Constitutional Court. The delegation included representatives from China University of Political Science and Law and China Foundation of Human Rights Development.
The foreign guests were welcomed by the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele and employees of the Constitutional Court.
During the visit, the representatives of the delegation were informed about the model of constitutional review in Latvia, the history of the Constitutional Court, the functions, jurisdiction, and the daily work of the Court. The guests were given an insight into the legal proceedings before the Constitutional Court, and the role of the Court in reinforcing the values of Latvia as a democratic state governed by the rule of law was highlighted.
During the meeting, the representatives of the delegation had a number of questions, among others, regarding the case law of the Constitutional Court, the binding nature of and enforcement of its rulings, as well as the procedure for proposing and appointing to the office the Justices of the Constitutional Court and their mandate. The delegation was also informed about the extensive communicational activities for public awareness raising undertaken by the Constitutional Court.