Translations of emergency legislation into English and Russian are available on likumi.lv 21.04.2020
In order to take care of the public health and safety in the current crisis situation and to promote the availability of information to every citizen regarding the restrictions, prohibitions and necessary actions established in the country, translations of legislation related to the emergency situation are available in both English and Russian.
Translations of legal acts are carried out in close interinstitutional cooperation. Translations into English are provided by the translators of the State Language Center, while translations into Russian are provided by court translators. In turn, the publication of translations and linking them with the legal enactments, as well as the technical development and adaptation of the website likumi.lv is carried out by VSIA “Latvijas Vēstnesis”, which maintains and develops the website likumi.lv.
The State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice Raivis Kronbergs: "I am pleased that during the emergency situation, the institutions of the judicial system are able to cooperate efficiently and cohesively in order to provide the citizens of our country with the necessary information on the regulatory enactments regarding Covid - 19. I would like to express my gratitude to the parties involved for their work and contribution, because it is our duty to provide every inhabitant of Latvia with the possibility to know their rights and obligations.”
The Ministry of Justice would like to thank the Court Administration, VSIA "Latvijas Vēstnesis", the translators of the Riga District Court Riga court house, the translator of the Administrative District Court Jelgava Court House, the translator of the Administrative District Court Rēzekne Court House and the translators of Daugavpils Court. Thanks also to Ilze Freimane, Chair of the Riga District Court Riga court house and Jānis Šauša, Chair of the Daugavpils District Court.
Access to translations of legal acts into foreign languages is provided in the opening of each legal act - a flag has a link to the translation into the respective language. Translations into Russian are also available in a separate section: https://likumi.lv/p/ru/covid-19
The site likumi.lv is one of the most used websites of national importance. In March, it was visited by 276 709 individual users in Latvia (data from the agency “Gemius”) or almost every fifth Internet user (18.98% of the total audience of Internet users aged 7 to 74).