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COBALT successfully represents Jaunjelgava Municipality before the Constitutional Court, contesting regulation which determines minimum number of pupils in class


On 29 June 2017, the Constitutional Court announced its judgment in the case No 2016-23-03, holding that the Cabinet Regulation which determines minimum number of pupils in classes of secondary schools has been issued in violation of the authorization granted by the legislator.

The case was opened upon the constitutional complaint submitted by Jaunjelgava Municipality, challenging provisions of the Cabinet Regulation No 591. The Constitutional Court decided that the contested provisions do not comply with Article 1 of Satversme (Constitution) and ruled that the respective provisions are invalid as of the date of their adoption. The judgement of the Constitutional Court is final and not subject to appeal.

This is one of rare cases brought before the Constitutional Court by a municipality.

COBALT Public Law team led by Senior Associate Edgars Pastars provided full legal assistance to Jaunjelgava Municipality in the case.