Valsts nepārtrauktības nodrošināšana ārkārtējos apstākļos

Ensurance of the Continuity of the State in the Emergencies | 12-22 | PDF

Jānis Pleps, Dr. iur.
Latvijas Universitātes Juridiskās fakultātes docents

Atslēgvārdi: Satversme, ārkārtēji apstākļi, valsts nepārtrauktība

Keywords: Constitution of Latvia, emergency, continuity of state

The Constitution ensures the uninterrupted continuity of the state also in the exceptional circumstances when state is faced with different national threats.
The crisis management primarily is the task of the Cabinet of Ministers. If the Cabinet is unable to fulfil its duties, the functions of the Cabinet can also be performed by the Supreme Commander appointed by the President of State. Likewise, the President of State himself has the necessary reserve powers of the crisis management. The diplomatic service abroad has been granted the extraordinary powers to represent state power, should it be necessary.
The Constitution is flexible enough to allow for an adequate constitutional response in the face of new threats. At the same time, multistage mechanisms built into the Constitution can ensure an existence of the effective state powers also in the exceptional circumstances.