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Decision "On Compliance of Article 5 (Items 5 and 6) of the Saeima Election Law and Article 9 (Items 5 and 6) of the City Dome, Region Dome and Rural Council Election Law with Articles 89 and 101 of the Satversme (Constitution), Article 14 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and Article 25 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights┬┐
Author: Constitutional Court of Latvia
Language: English
Translates: original document
Source: Constitutional Court of Latvia
Country: Latvia
Category: judgment/decision
Government level: National - State Level
Guiding principle: Electoral legislation of Latvia provides that persons who were active in the Communist Party, Komsomol, Interfront, and some veteran organizations after January 13, 1991, cannot run for both parliamentary and municipal elections. The Court ruled that these special provisions of electoral legislation (Items 5 and 6 of Article 5 of the Saeima Election Law and Items 5 and 6 of Article 9 of the City Dome, Region Dome and Rural Council Election Law) comply with Articles 89 and 101 of the Constitution of Latvia (Satversme), Article 14 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Article 3 of the First Protocol of this Convention as well as Article 25 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Court found that the restrictions were well-reasoned and legitimate, but recommended to introduce the time limit for them. Three judges had a dissenting opinion: they found no prove that there exists a necessity to determine restrictions of the passive election rights to the persons, mentioned in the disputable norms
Date of judgement: 2000-8-30
Document number: 2000-03-01
Official version: yes
Legally binding: yes
Subject areas: administrative authorities; freedom of association; identity; non-discrimination; participation; right to vote
Minority groups: all
Related laws: Constitution of Latvia; Saeima Election Law; City Dome, Region Dome and Rural Council Election Law

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