Latvia Legislation

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Constitutional law

Constitution of the Republic of Latvia

Constitution of the Republic of Latvia<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Constitution of the Republic of Latvia<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Human Rights

Law "On the Unrestricted Development and Right to Cultural Autonomy of Latvia's Nationalities and Ethnic Groups". Adopted on 19 March 1991<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law on Information Accessibility. Adopted on 29 October 1998<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Disciplinary Liability of Judges Law

Judicial Power

Judicial Power<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Notariate Law

Office of the Prosecutor Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Public Prosecutor's Office Law. Adopted on 19 May 1994<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law "On the Entry and Residence of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons in the Republic of Latvia". Adopted on 9 June 1992<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law "On the Rehabilitation of Unlawfully Repressed Persons". Adopted on 3 August 1990<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law of the State Culture capital Foundation<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Military Service Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

National Security Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Official Language Law

Ombudsman Law (2006)

Personal Identification Documents Law

Population Register Law

Public Benefit Organisation Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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).<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers No.34 "The Procedure for the Acceptance and Review of Naturalization Applications" (February2, 1999);<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Civil Procedure Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Civil Status Documents Law

Construction Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law on Advertising

Law on the Safety of Goods and Services (2004)

Standardisation Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Labour Dispute Law

Labour Law

Law "On Trade Unions". Adopted on 13 December 1990<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law On Trade Unions<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law On Unemployment Insurance

On Work Safety

State Labour Inspectorate Law

Strike Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law On Restriction Regarding Sale, Advertising and Use of Tobacco Products<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Regulations No.376 Medicinal Product Registration Procedure

Insurance Law

Activities of Insurance and Reinsurance Intermediaries Law (2005)

Lae On Insurance Companies and Supervision Thereof<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law On Natural Resources Tax<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law on Excise Duties

Law on Excise Duties<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law on Immovable Property Tax

Law on Immovable Property Tax<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law on Personal Income Tax

Law on Taxes and Fees<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law on Value Added Tax

Law on the Application of Taxes in Free Ports and Special Economic Zones<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Natural Resources Tax Law

Banking law

Annual Accounts Law

Annual Accounts Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Investor Protection Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law on Bank Takeover

Law on Consolidated Annual Accounts

Law on Consolidated Annual Accounts<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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"<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Regulation No.307 "Procedures for the Certification of Internal Auditors"<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Regulation No.466 "Regulations regarding the basic demands for setting up an internal control system"<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Regulation No.55 "Procedures for the Performance of the Peer Review of the Work of Internal Audit Units"<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Regulation No.625 "By-laws of the Internal Audit Council"<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Freedom of Information Law

Latvian Electronic Mass Media Act

Law On Information Society Services (2004)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law On Official Secrets<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Radio and Television Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

On Aviation<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Road Transport Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Freeport of Riga Law

Environmental Law

Animal Protection Law

Animal Protection Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Anti-dumping Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Chemical Substances and Chemical Products Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Environmental Protection Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Fishery Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law On Pollution

Law On Pollution<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law On Specially Protected Nature Territories (1993)

Law On Specially Protected Nature Territories (with amendments to 10.05.2007)

Law On Subterranean Depths<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law on Chemical Substances and Chemical Products<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Regulation No. 475 “Procedures regarding the Cleaning and Deepening of Surface Water Bodies and Port Basins” 13.06.2006<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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"<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Regulations regarding Restrictions of the Use of Chemicals in Electric and Electronic Equipment

Tourism Law

Waste Management Law

Waste Management Law

Water Management Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Water Management Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Intellectual Property Law

Copyright Law

Law On Designs (with amendments to 08.02.2007)

Law on Industrial Design Protection (lapsed April 15, 2004)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law on Protection of Topographies of Semiconductor Products<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law on Trademarks and Indications of Geographical Origin (entered into force July 15, 1999)

Patent Law

Patent Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Patent Law (adopted on 15 February 2007, entered into force on 1 March 2007)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>


Electronic Communications Law (with amendments to 03.05.2007)

Electronic Documents Law

Electronic Documents Law<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

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<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Freeport of Riga


Latvian Electoral laws

Latvian Legislation Portal<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Latvian laws in English (TTC)

Latvijas Vestnesis

Leagl acts on citizenship


Ministry of Culture<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Ministry of Agriculture<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Ministry of Economics

Ministry of Education and Science<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Ministry of Environment Environmental legislation

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Health<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Ministry of Interior<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Regional Development and Local-governments<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Ministry of Transport<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Ministry of Welfare

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Patent Office

Republic of Latvia Laws and other Instruments Related to Human Rights

Saeima (Parliament) of the Republic of Latvia

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