Legal Standard for a Nationwide Administrative Territorial Reform | Pages 168-181 | PDF

Edvins Danovskis, Dr. iur., Docent
University of Latvia, Latvia

Keywords: local municipalities, European Charter of Local Self-Government, administrative territorial reform

The article reviews the procedural and substantial standards developed by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia regarding the nationwide administrative territorial reform, which took place in 2019–2020. The article analyses the development of interpretation of Art. 5 of the European Charter of Local Self Government, as well as content and application of the principle of prohibition of arbitrariness in evaluating legality of a law, which outlines the administrative territorial division.