Latvia Legislation

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Constitutional law

Constitution of the Republic of Latvia
Constitution of the Republic of Latvia 
Constitution of the Republic of Latvia 

Human Rights

Law "On the Unrestricted Development and Right to Cultural Autonomy of Latvia's Nationalities and Ethnic Groups". Adopted on 19 March 1991 
Law on Information Accessibility. Adopted on 29 October 1998 
Law on Meetings, Street Processions and Pickets (1997)

Litigation and court procedure

Advocacy Law of the Republic of Latvia
Constitutional Court Law
Constitutional Court Law 
Disciplinary Liability of Judges Law
Judicial Power
Judicial Power 
Notariate Law
Office of the Prosecutor Law 
Public Prosecutor's Office Law. Adopted on 19 May 1994 
State Audit Office Law

Electoral law

Election Law On City and Town Councils, District Councils and Pagasts Councils (1994 as amended 2004)
Electoral Register Law (2004
Electoral Register Law (2004)
Law on Financing of Political Organisations (Parties)
Law on the Central Election Commission (1994, as amended 2002)
Law on the Saema Rules of Procedure (1994)
The Saeima (Parliament) Election Law (1995 lastly amended 2006)

Administrative / Public Law

Administrative Procedure Law
Asylum Law
Citizenship Law
Citizenship Law. Adopted on 22 July 1994 
Education Law (with amendments to 05.02.2004.)
General Education Law
Immigration Law
Latvian Administrative Violations Code (with amendments to 03.07.2008)
Law "On Eminent Domain". Adopted on 15 September 1992 
Law "On the Entry and Residence of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons in the Republic of Latvia". Adopted on 9 June 1992 
Law "On the Rehabilitation of Unlawfully Repressed Persons". Adopted on 3 August 1990 
Law On Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Republic of Latvia
Law On Institutions of Higher Education
Law On Local Governments
Law On State Social Insurance
Law On Stateless Persons (2004) 
Law of the State Culture capital Foundation 
Law on Citizenship
Law on Entry into and Residence in the Republic of Latvia of Aliens and Stateless Persons
Law on State Information Systems (with amendments to 31.05.2007)
Law on State Social Allowances
Law on the State Audit Office
Mandatory Military Service Law 
Military Service Law 
National Security Law 
Official Language Law
Ombudsman Law (2006)
Personal Identification Documents Law
Population Register Law
Public Benefit Organisation Law 
Regulations No. 13 of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia "The Procedure for Documenting Loss and Restoration of the Citizenshipof Latvia" (January 9, 2001)
Regulations No. 137 of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia "Regulations of the Naturalization Board " (February 22, 2005)
Regulations No. 32 of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia "The Procedure for the Acceptance and Review of the Application on the Recognition of a Child to Be a Citizen of Latvia
Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers No.234 "Regulations on the State Duty Payable for Submission of a Naturalization Application" (Riga, June 5, 2001). 
Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers No.34 "The Procedure for the Acceptance and Review of Naturalization Applications" (February2, 1999); 
Sports Law (with amendments to 26.10.2006)
State Border Law Of Republic Of Latvia
Statistics Law

Criminal Law

Criminal Code
Criminal Procedure Law (with amendments to 17.05.2007)
Law On Police -- with amendments to 14.04.05.
Law On Police -- with amendments to 14.09.06
Law on the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime
Law on the Prevention of Laundering of Proceeds Derived from Criminal Activity
Law on the Prevention of the Laundering of the Proceeds from Crime
Prevention of Corruption Law
Prisons Administration Law
The Criminal Law
The Sentence Execution Code of Latvia

Civil Law

Children's Rights Protection Law. Adopted on 19 June 1998 
Civil Procedure Law 
Civil Status Documents Law
Construction Law 
Document Legalisation Law (2007)
Land Register Law
Law On Land Privatisation in Rural Areas (with amendments to 21.06.2007)
Law On Land Use and Land Survey (with amendments to 08.01.2007)
Law On Residential Property
Law on Residential Tenancy 
The Civil Law
Youth Law

Commercial Law

Consumer Rights Protection Law
Handling of Alcoholic Beverages Law
Law On Foreign Investment in the Republic of Latvia
Law On Liability for Defective Goods and Deficient Services
Law On Protection Against Subsidised Imports
Law On Safeguarding the Domestic Market
Law On Uniformity of Measurements 
Law on Advertising
Law on the Safety of Goods and Services (2004)
Standardisation Law 
The Commercial Law
Unfair Commercial Practice Prohibition Law

Company law

Associations and Foundations Law
Co-operative Societies Law
Competition Law
Competition Law (04.10.2001)
Group of Companies Law
Law On European Commercial Companies (2005)

Labor Law

Employers’ Organisations and the Associations thereof Law 
Labour Dispute Law
Labour Law
Law "On Trade Unions". Adopted on 13 December 1990 
Law On Trade Unions 
Law On Unemployment Insurance
On Work Safety
State Labour Inspectorate Law
Strike Law 
Vocational Education Law

Health law

Epidemiological Safety Law -- with amendments to 10.04.2008.
Law On Procedures for the Legal Trade of Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances and Medicinal Products 
Law On Restriction Regarding Sale, Advertising and Use of Tobacco Products 
Law On the Supervision of the Handling of food
Medical Treatment Law -- with amendments to 08.05.2008.
Pharmaceutical Law -- with amendments to 24.04.2008
Pharmacy Law -- with amendments to 16.04.03
Regulation No. 416 Order of Distribution and Quality Control of Medicinal Products
Regulation No. 436 Procedure of Import and Export of Medicinal Products
Regulations No 57 Labelling procedure of medicinal products and requirements for the package leaflets
Regulations No. 803 Regulation on medicinal products pricing 
Regulations No.376 Medicinal Product Registration Procedure

Insurance Law

Activities of Insurance and Reinsurance Intermediaries Law (2005)
Lae On Insurance Companies and Supervision Thereof 
Law On Insurance Contracts
Mandatory Civil Liability Insurance of Owners of Motor Vehicles Law
Regulations on Preparation of Public Quarterly Reports of the Insurers

Tax law

Customs Law
Customs Law
Electricity Tax Law
Electricity Tax Law (2006)
Law On Enterprise Income Tax
Law On Enterprise Income Tax
Law On Natural Resources Tax 
Law On Natural Resources Tax 
Law on Excise Duties
Law on Excise Duties 
Law on Immovable Property Tax
Law on Immovable Property Tax 
Law on Personal Income Tax
Law on Taxes and Fees 
Law on Value Added Tax
Law on the Application of Taxes in Free Ports and Special Economic Zones 
Natural Resources Tax Law

Banking law

Annual Accounts Law
Annual Accounts Law 
Credit Institution Law
Credit Institution Law -- with amendments to 22.02.2007
Credit Union Law
Deposit Guarantee Law
Financial Collateral Law
Insurance Contract Law
Internal Audit Law 
Investor Protection Law 
Law On Budget and Financial Management -- with amendments to 14.11.2008
Law On Foreign Investment in the Republic of Latvia
Law On the Insolvency of Undertakings and Companies
Law on Accounting
Law on Accounting 
Law on Bank Takeover
Law on Consolidated Annual Accounts
Law on Consolidated Annual Accounts 
Law on Investment Management Companies
Law on Investment Management Companies
Law on Mortgage Bonds
Law on Private Pension Funds
Law on State Funded Pensions
Law on Sworn Auditors
Law on Sworn Auditors
Law on the Annual Accounts of Undertakings 
Law on the Bank of Latvia
Law on the Financial Instruments Market
Law on the Financial and Capital Market Commission
Law on the Prevention of Laundering of Proceeds Derived from Criminal Activity
Regulation Governing Transactions
Regulation No.306 "Procedures for the Performance of the Internal Audit in an Institution" 
Regulation No.307 "Procedures for the Certification of Internal Auditors" 
Regulation No.466 "Regulations regarding the basic demands for setting up an internal control system" 
Regulation No.55 "Procedures for the Performance of the Peer Review of the Work of Internal Audit Units" 
Regulation No.625 "By-laws of the Internal Audit Council" 
Regulation for Calculating and Fulfilling the Minimum Reserve Requirements for Banks
Regulation for Issuance and Maintenance of Electronic Money
Regulation for Purchasing and Selling Cash Foreign Currencies
Regulation for the Securities Settlement System of the Bank of Latvia
Regulations for Calculating the Minimum Capital Requirements
Regulations on Income and Expense Accounts of Credit Institutions and Credit Unions
Regulations on the Compliance with Restrictions on Exposures
Regulations on the Issue of Credit Institution and Credit Union Operating Licences
Regulations on the Operation of the State-funded Pension Scheme
The Regulation for Lats Banknotes and Coins

Communications and Media Law

Advertising Law (20.12.1999) 
Freedom of Information Law
Latvian Electronic Mass Media Act
Law On Information Society Services (2004) 
Law On Official Secrets 
Law On the Press and Other Mass Media
Law on Archives (with amendments to 16.06.2005)
Law on Libraries
Museums Law (with amendments to 25.10.2007)
On Telecommunications
Personal Data Protection Law 
Radio and Television Law 

Transport and Maritime Law

Carriage by Rail Law
Freeport of Riga Regulations
Law On Ports
Law on Ports
Law on Railways
Maritime Administration and Marine Safety Law
Maritime Code 
On Aviation 
Road Transport Law 
The Freeport of Riga Law

Environmental Law

Animal Protection Law
Animal Protection Law 
Anti-dumping Law 
Chemical Substances and Chemical Products Law 
Environmental Protection Law 
Fishery Law 
Fishery Law -- with amendments to 26.05.2005
Forestry Law
Hunting Law (2003)
Law On End-of life vehicles management
Law On Environmental Impact Assessment (amendm till 2005)
Law On Environmental Protection
Law On Environmental Protection 
Law On Pollution
Law On Pollution 
Law On Specially Protected Nature Territories (1993)
Law On Specially Protected Nature Territories (with amendments to 10.05.2007)
Law On Subterranean Depths 
Law on Chemical Substances and Chemical Products 
Law on the Conservation of Species and Biotopes
Law on the Conservation of Species and Biotopes (16.03.2000) with amendments until 15.09.2005
Packaging Law (09.01.2002.)
Protection Zone Law (05.02.1997)
Regulation No. 118 adopted on March 12, 2002 "Regulations regarding the Quality of Surface Waters and Groundwaters",
Regulation No. 280 Adopted 24 April 2007 "General Procedures for the Issue of Licences for the Use of Subterranean Depths and Authorisations for the Extraction of Widespread Mineral Resources, and for the Use of Geological Information
Regulation No. 34 "Regulations regarding Discharge of Polluting Substances into Water" (22.01.2002) 
Regulation No. 475 “Procedures regarding the Cleaning and Deepening of Surface Water Bodies and Port Basins” 13.06.2006 
Regulation No. 595 Adopted 18 July 2006 "Regulations regarding the Protection of the Environment during the Works of Exploration and Extraction of Hydrocarbons in the Sea"
Regulation No. 736 “Regulations Regarding a Permit for the Use of Water Resources” 23.12.2003
Regulation No. 779 Adopted 19 September 2006 "Procedures for the Extraction of Mineral Resources"
Regulation No. 857 “Regulations regarding Procedures for Ascertaining of Groundwater Resources and Criteria of Quality” 19.10.2004
Regulations Regarding the Limitation of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds From Certain Products
Regulations no 184 Requirements for Activities with Biocidal Products
Regulations no 340 on Procedures for Import, Notification and Risk Assessment of New Chemical Substances” (06.08.2002)
Regulations on electrical and electronic equipment waste management” (09.11.2004.)
Regulations regarding Protection of Water and Soil from Pollution with Nitrates Caused by Agricultural Sources"
Regulations regarding Restrictions and Prohibitions on Use and Marketing of Dangerous Chemical Substances and Dangerous Chemical Products" 
Regulations regarding Restrictions of the Use of Chemicals in Electric and Electronic Equipment
Tourism Law
Waste Management Law
Waste Management Law
Water Management Law 
Water Management Law 

Intellectual Property Law

Copyright Law
Law On Designs (with amendments to 08.02.2007)
Law on Industrial Design Protection (lapsed April 15, 2004) 
Law on Protection of Topographies of Semiconductor Products 
Law on Protection of Topographies of Semiconductor Products (entered into force April 30, 1998)
Law on Trademarks
Law on Trademarks and Geographical Indications
Law on Trademarks and Indications of Geographical Origin 
Law on Trademarks and Indications of Geographical Origin (entered into force July 15, 1999)
Patent Law
Patent Law 
Patent Law (adopted on 15 February 2007, entered into force on 1 March 2007) 
Patent Law (entered into force April 20, 1995)
Patent Law (pdf)
Plant Varieties Protection Law (entered into force May 31, 2002)
Plant Varieties Protection Law, 2002

Energy law

Concessions Law 
Electricity Market Law (2005)
Electricity Tax Law (2006)
Energy Law -- with amendments to 10.05.2001.
Law on Energy 1998
Law on the Energy Performance of Buildings

Construction law

Construction Law -- with amendments to 10.03.2005.
Immovable Property State Cadastre Law (2005)
Spatial Planning Law

Agriculture Law

On Agriculture and Rural Development (with amendments to 18.10.2007)
Veterinary Medicine Law 

E-Commerce

Electronic Communications Law (with amendments to 03.05.2007)
Electronic Documents Law
Electronic Documents Law 

Law Sources

Bank of Latvia laws and regulations
Business Register
Civil Aviation Agency
Competition Council
Customs Service
Data State Inspection
Financial and Capital Market Commission 
Freeport of Riga
Juridica
Latvian Electoral laws
Latvian Legislation Portal 
Latvian laws in English (TTC)
Latvijas Vestnesis
Leagl acts on citizenship
Likumi
Ministry of Culture 
Ministry of Agriculture 
Ministry of Economics
Ministry of Education and Science 
Ministry of Environment Environmental legislation
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Health 
Ministry of Interior 
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Regional Development and Local-governments 
Ministry of Transport 
Ministry of Welfare
NAIS - Normativo aktu informacijas sistema
PTAC
Patent Office
Republic of Latvia Laws and other Instruments Related to Human Rights
Saeima (Parliament) of the Republic of Latvia
Translation and Terminology Center

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