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Constitutional Justice - 10th jubilee of Latvia’s Constitutional Court

08/12/2006 - 09/12/2006

Riga, Hotel “Daugava” - On the occasion of the 10th jubilee of Latvia’s Constitutional Court, the Venice Commission, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia and the German Foundation for International Legal Co-operation (IRZ) organise a conference on the “Role of the Constitutional Court in the Protection of the Values Enshrined in the Constitution: Experience of the Last Decade and the Prospect for Development in Europe”.

The event will gather together the chairpersons of several constitutional courts, judges and legal experts to discuss the protection of individual rights by constitutional courts, constitutional review from the perspective of several states and amendments made to constitutions of countries that have joined the EU.

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