Constitutional Court of Latvia

Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Republikas Satversmes tiesa) is an independent court, which was established in 1996 on basis of amendments in law "On Judicial Power" and in the Constitution of Latvia made in 1994.[2] It acts in accordance with the Constitutional Court Law and the Constitution.[3]

Constitutional Court
Latvijas Republikas Satversmes tiesa
Established1996
LocationLatvia Riga, Latvia
Composition methodElected/appointed in 3 portions by Saeima, 2 by Government of Latvia, and 2 by Supreme Court of Latvia
Authorized byConstitution of Latvia
Judge term length10 years
Number of positions7
WebsiteOfficial website
President of the Court
CurrentlySanita Osipova
SinceOctober 2020[1]

The Court meets in a former a residential building commissioned by Emil von Boetticher (1836–1907), the Burgomaster of Riga from 1881 to 1889, and designed by architect Friedrich Wilhelm Hess.

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  1. ^ "Sanita Osipova elected President of the Constitutional Court".
  2. ^ Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia
  3. ^ Satversmes tiesas likums

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