Legislative Restrictions on Participation in Armed Conflicts in Latvia

Vitolds Zahars, Vita Upeniece

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Regulation of the Republic of Latvia ensures limitation of both illegal participation in armed conflicts and gaining unwanted military experience. The article analyses
norms of the Criminal Law and the National Security Law which restrict the service
in the armed forces of other countries and participation in the armed conflicts. These
norms have been studied in connection with the norms of the Citizenship Law and
the Law On Participation of Latvian National Armed Forces in International Operations.
The purpose of the article is to propose the possible solutions to the identified problems,
by analysing the stated regulation, in order to reduce the possible unintentional violation
of the regulation by individuals.
The historical, analytical, systemic and teleological methods have been used in
the preparation of the article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-114
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • participation in the armed conflict
  • military service
  • Latvian citizenship
  • non-citizen

Field of Science*

  • 5.5 Law

Publication Type*

  • 1.2. Scientific article included in INT1 or INT2 category journal of ERIH database


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