Likumi.lv is a legislation website ensuring free access to systematized (consolidated) legislation of the Republic of Latvia.
Likumi.lv was created in 2001, so that everyone could exercise his or her rights stipulated in Section 90 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia: "Everyone has the right to know about his or her rights." The most recent information about changes in the legislation is available on the website maintained and developed by the official publisher Latvijas Vēstnesis.
Its operation is regulated by the Law on Official Publications and Legal Information.
The legislation is systemised according to the Cabinet Regulation No 101 of 18 February 2014 "Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers on systematization of international treaties and legislation".
The most recent legislation is published on the website on the day of its proclamation in the official gazette Latvijas Vestnesis.
The legislation is supplemented with the most recent amendments and is available in its in force wording. In addition, access to the “historic” and “future” wordings is provided on the website.
The validity status is indicated for the laws and regulations.
Related documents, incl., links to translations in English are indicated for the laws and regulations.
The laws and regulations are provided with a list of contents.
The website offers wide legislation search options (advanced search, fast search, lists of legislation by type (chronological and alphabetical), topic and number of views.
Authorised users are offered additional options (make their lists of legislation, add notes to the legislation, receive notifications about changes of particular laws and regulations (a new amendment published, status changed).
The entire contents of Likumi.lv are of informative character and - in the case of differences - the official publication shall prevail.
The official publisher Latvijas Vestnesis does not receive any budget funding for maintenance of Likumi.lv. It is maintained from the earnings of Latvijas Vestnesis (the costs are covered from the charge for the official publication paid by the information submitter, unless otherwise provided by a law or Cabinet Regulations).
The legislation systemised on the website Likumi.lv is available for reuse.
Systematization of international treaties is done by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.
Currently the database holds sorted information about the following international treaties binding to Latvia:
Republic of Albania, United States of America, Principality of Andorra, Netherlands Antilles, United Arab Emirates, Argentine Republic, Republic of Armenia, Aruba (Netherlands), Commonwealth of Australia, Republic of Austria, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Kingdom of Belgium, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federative Republic of Brazil, Republic of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Republic of Chile, Kingdom of Denmark, Arab Republic of Egypt, French Republic, Hellenic Republic, Georgia, Republic of Croatia, Republic of Estonia, Republic of India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Ireland, Republic of Iceland, Italian Republic, State of Israel, Japan, Canada, Republic of Kazakhstan, People's Republic of China, Republic of Cyprus, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Korea, Republic of Kosovo, Republic of Costa Rica, State of Kuwait, Republic of China (Taiwan), Republic of Malta, Kingdom of Morocco, United Mexican States, Montenegro, Republic of Moldova, Principality of Monaco, Mongolia, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kingdom of Norway, Republic of Panama, Republic of Peru, Portuguese Republic, Romania, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Singapore, Slovak Republic, Republic of Slovenia, Kingdom of Spain, Swiss Confederation, Republic of Tajikistan, Kingdom of Thailand, Republic of Turkey, Turkmenistan, Hungary, Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Republic of Uzbekistan, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Systematized information on Latvia’s international agreements which have entered into force until July 1, 2014 may be found at the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia: