Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova gives a presentation at an international symposium on the case law of the Constitutional Court in family law
From 19 to 20 July the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova participates at an international symposium at the Faculty of Law, the University of Bialystok, Poland. The theme of this symposium is “Judicial Protection of the Family: Too Little or Too Much?”. Sanita Osipova opened the symposium with a keynote speech, in which she examined the case law of the Latvian Constitutional Court in cases pertaining to family law.
Sanita Osipova in her presentation gave an insight into Latvia’s historical experience, which, under the influence of changing legal environment, has promoted change in social roles of genders and the model of gender relationships. In her presentation she spoke also about the role of the Constitutional Court in regulating legal family relations, focusing upon family values defined in the Preamble to the Satversme and provisions included in the Satversme that protect a person’s right to family life.
Sanita Osipova informed participants of the symposium about the case law of the Constitutional Court with respect to family law, foregrounding the rights of a child born out of wedlock and recognition of paternity (case No. 2004-02-0106 [in Latvian]), as well the case regarding the rights of incapacitated person to private life, inter alia, also the right to establish a family (case No. 2010-38-01 [in Latvian]). Sanita Osipova concluded her presentation by emphasizing that the Constitutional Court by its rulings in cases pertaining to family law has increased awareness of family’s rights defined in the Satversme and consolidated liberal values in Latvian society.
The symposium is organised by the International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family.
Sanita Osipova’s presentation on the case law of the Constitutional Court in adjudicating cases pertaining to family law [in Latvian] is available here.