Official gazette of the Republic of Latvia
The website www.vestnesis.lv is an electronic version of the “Latvijas Vēstnesis” – official gazette of the Republic of Latvia. The website www.vestnesis.lv has been available online since 1995. However, currently only the paper version of the official gazette is binding.
The website www.vestnesis.lv is maintained by the same public limited-liability company that publishes the paper version of the official gazette “Latvijas Vēstnesis”. Shares of the company are held by the Ministry of Justice of Latvia. Information available online is the same as that published in the paper version of the official gazette.
For the convenience of users, the information on the website www.vestnesis.lv is presented under four categories:
The website www.vestnesis.lv has extensive search options – information can be searched by date of publication (using the archive search of a calendar) or through the advanced search, which enables searching by various criteria and combinations (by word(s) in the text of documents or in document titles, by issuing authority, by document type and number, date of publication, date of entry into force, status, etc.).
The publisher of the official gazette “Latvijas Vēstnesis” also maintains the legislation portal www.likumi.lv. Legal acts published in the official gazette are systematically fed into this database. On the portal legal acts are available free of charge, both basic texts and consolidated versions – current versions, previous (historical) versions and versions with changes that have not yet entered into force (future versions). The database is the source of the Latvian legislation in the N-Lex website.
Latvijas Republikas Satversme– Constitution of the Republic of Latvia
Likums (Law)– generally binding normative act issued by the Saeima (Latvian Parliament)
Ministru kabineta noteikumi (Cabinet regulations) – generally binding normative act issued by the government of Latvia on the basis of the law
Ministru kabineta rīkojums (Cabinet order)– a legal instrument issued by the government of Latvia in areas where it is competent