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Constitutional Law in Latvia by KRUMA

Constitutional Law in Latvia

By Kristine Kruma, Dita Plepa


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this very useful analysis of constitutional law in Latvia provides essential information on the country’s sources of constitutional law, its form of government, and its administrative structure. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the clarifications of particular terminology and its application. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes the specific points at which constitutional law affects the interpretation of legal rules and procedure.

Thorough coverage by a local expert fully describes the political system, the historical background, the role of treaties, legislation, jurisprudence, and administrative regulations. The discussion of the form and structure of government outlines its legal status, the jurisdiction and workings of the central state organs, the subdivisions of the state, its decentralized authorities, and concepts of citizenship. Special issues include the legal position of aliens, foreign relations, taxing and spending powers, emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relationship between church and state. Details are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for both practising and academic jurists. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Latvia will welcome this guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative constitutional law.


Publish Date 08/10/2016
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041182753
SKU 10057490-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors
List of Abbreviations
General Introduction
Part I. Sources of Constitutional Law
Chapter 1. Treaties
Chapter 2. Constitution
Chapter 3. Legislation and Equivalent Legislative Rules
Chapter 4. Jurisprudence
Chapter 5. Customary Law, Unwritten Law, General Principles of Law
Chapter 6. Administrative Regulations and Orders
Chapter 7. Codification, Interpretation and Publication
Part II. Form of Government
Chapter 1. General
Chapter 2. Head of State
Chapter 3. The Legislature
Chapter 4. The Executive
Chapter 5. The Judiciary
Chapter 6. State Audit Office
Chapter 7. Local Government
Part III. Citizenship
Chapter 1. Rules concerning Nationality
Chapter 2. Acquisition and Loss of Citizenship
Chapter 3. Rules concerning Non-citizens
Part IV. Fundamental Rights and Liberties
Chapter 1. General
Chapter 2. Methodology for Assessing a Restriction on Fundamental Rights
Chapter 3. Civil and Political Rights
Chapter 4. Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
Chapter 5. Ombudsmen
Selected Bibliography
Table of Legislative Instruments