Speeches and publications

20.09.2016.

President of the Constitutional Court participates in the international conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Bulgaria “The Protection of Fundamental Citizens’ Rights and National Security in the Modern World. The Role of Constitutional Courts” in Sofia, Bulgaria

Aldis Laviņš President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia Sophia, 20 September 2016 Protection of Fundamental Citizens’ Rights and National Security: Latvian Experience Are questions of state security justiciable? The state has a relatively large discretion in deciding upon the matters of national security.[1] Nevertheless, any decision, either political or legal, is limited […]

29.06.2016.

President of the Constitutional Court Aldis Laviņš and Vice-president Uldis Ķinis participate in the congress of the Association of Constitutional Justice of the Countries of the Baltic and Black Sea Regions in Kishinev, Moldova

  Aldis Laviņš President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia  Kishinev, 29 June 2016 Effects of the judgments of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia The Constitutional Court in Latvia performs both abstract and concrete constitutional review as part of its competence. The Constitutional Court judgments are directly applicable legal […]

26.05.2016.

International conference dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia “Judicial Activism of Constitutional Courts in a Democratic State”, organised by the Constitutional Court and the Council of Europe Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)

Aldis Laviņš President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia Riga, 26 May 2016 Highly Esteemed President of the State, Honourable Chairman of the Council for the Judiciary, Honourable Presidents of courts and judges, Ladies and gentlemen,   I have the great honour and genuine pleasure to address you at the conference dedicated […]

08.10.2015.

The Role of Constitutional Courts in Strengthening the Independence of the Judicial Power: Latvian Experience

Aldis Laviņš President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia XX Yerevan International Conference “The Role of Constitutional Courts in Strengthening the Independence of the Judicial Power: Doctrinal Approaches and Contemporary Challenges” Yerevan, Armenia on 8-10 October, 2015 [1] The status and the jurisdiction of the Constitutional Court give it the possibilities for strengthening […]

25.09.2015.

Relations of the Constitutional Court with other Public Authorities: Latvian Experience

Aldis Laviņš President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia International Conference “Relations of the Constitutional Court with other public authorities” Chisinau, Moldova  24-25 September 2015 [1] Cooperation of the Court with other authorities is significant in organising the work of the court, ensuring high quality execution of the rulings and maintaining the authority […]

15.12.2012.

Constitutional Status of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia

Dr.iur., Docent Rodiņa Anita Vice-dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Latvia Mg.iur. Spale Alla  Assistant to the President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia Published in “Конституционное правосудие” 4(58)’12 The constitutional status of the Constitutional Court in Latvia is defined in one Article of the Satversme of the Republic of […]

14.04.2012.

Criticism of the Judiciary versus Authority and Independence of the Judiciary

Ms Laila Jurcena Adviser to the President, Constitutional Court of Latvia 5th conference of secretaries general of constitutional courts or courts with equivalent jurisdiction Yerevan, Armenia 13-14 April 2012 [1] A proper reaction to criticism is important to preserve authority of the judiciary and to protect its independence. In order to establish what “proper reaction” is […]

16.10.2011.

Principle of Judicial Independence in the Case-Law of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia: Modern Trends

Mr. Gunars Kutris Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia Ms Laila Jurcena Adviser to the President, Constitutional Court of Latvia Published in „Kонституционое правосудие” No 3(53)2011 Introduction I’ll start by saying that I do not want to contradistinguish the words “classical” and “modern”. I am convinced that the case law developed by […]

21.10.2010.

Peculiarities of functioning and problems of improvement of capability of institution of an individual complaint in the Republic of Latvia

Aija Branta Justice of the Constitutional Court of Latvia XV Yerevan International Conference “Safegarding and protection of human constitutional rights in the practice of constitutional justice, taking into account the legal positions of the Europena Court of Human Rights” Yerevan, Armenia on 21-23 October. 2010 Honourable President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of […]