Speeches and publications

21.08.2021.

Speech by the President of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova on the adoption of the constitutional law “On the Statehood of the Republic of Latvia”

Sanita Osipova President of the Constitutional Court Prof., Dr. iur. Speech on the adoption of the constitutional law “On the Statehood of the Republic of Latvia” Riga 21 August 2021 On 21 August 1991, important events in the history of Latvian statehood occurred. Thirty years ago the fate of the existence of the State of […]

20.11.2020.

Speech by the President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia Sanita Osipova at the meeting with representatives of foreign diplomatic missions in Latvia

Sanita Osipova President of the Constitutional Court Prof., Dr. iur. Speech at the meeting of the judges of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia and representatives of foreign diplomatic missions in Latvia Riga 19 November 2020 Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen! I am truly honoured to welcome you today in our second meeting. Last […]

19.12.2019.

Speech by the President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia Ineta Ziemele at the Constitution Day of the Republic of Slovenia

Human Dignity in Technology Driven World: Role of Constitutional Courts Professor Ph.D. (Cantab.) Ineta Ziemele President, Constitutional Court of Latvia   President of the Republic of Slovenia, President of the National Assembly, President of the Supreme Court, Judge at the Court of Justice of the EU, Human Rights Ombudsman, Minister of Justice, Your excellences, Ladies […]

28.11.2019.

Speech by the Judge Daiga Rezevska at the 9th Meeting of the CoE-FRA-ENNHRI-EQUINET Collaborative Platform on Social and Economic Rights

Prof. Dr.iur. Daiga Rezevska Judge of the Constitutional court of Republic of Latvia Strasbourg 28 November 2019 Concretisation and implementation of social and economic rights by the Constitutional Court of Latvia – challenges and solutions for advancing social and economic rights at national level Protection of social and economic rights by the Constitution of the […]

08.11.2019.

Vice-president’s of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova’s speech at the international summit “World without Walls” dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The Freedom after Freedom Berlin 8th of November, 2019 Having reached a certain age, I have the privilege to remember. To remember what? I lived the experience of summer of 1989 in Riga and Berlin. In Riga was happening what we call Atmoda [Awakening].  People were happy and dizzy as would be anyone who is […]

26.09.2019.

Compensation for moral damages in civil cases

Aldis Laviņš Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia Maetaguse 26 September 2019 1. Legal basis Article 92 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia provides that in case of unjustified infringement of rights everyone has the right to appropriate compensation. In civil relations, the right to compensation for moral damages […]

03.07.2019.

Address by the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele at the Latvian Embassy to the representatives of the diplomatic missions in Austria

Professor, PhD Ineta Ziemele President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia Vienna 3 July 2019 Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen! Contextual significance of the meeting day This year we celebrated 99 years since the Constitutional Assembly, the first Parliament of Latvia was elected by its citizens, convened for its first session with a […]