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Latvia Translation Style Guide

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Full name: Republic of Latvia.

Official language: Latvian.

Geography

Cities

Write Riga for Rīga, but leave diacritics on the names of all other urban centres irrespective of size (Liepāja, Rēzekne, Kuldīga, Žīguri, Ļaudona, Ķekava, Alūksne, Zirņi, etc.). Note Daugavpils (not Dvinsk).

Rivers

Write Daugava (not Dvina or Zapadnaya Dvina).

Regions

  • LATVIJA > LATVIA
  • Kurzeme > Kurzeme
  • Latgale > Latgale
  • Rīga > Rīga
  • Pierīga > Pierīga
  • Vidzeme > Vidzeme
  • Zemgale > Zemgale

Administrative Divisions

  • apgabals > Region
  • rajons > district
  • novads > municipality
  • pagasts > civil parish

Judicial bodies

  • administratīvā apgabaltiesa > administrative regional court
  • administratīvā rajona tiesa > administrative district court
  • apgabaltiesa > regional court
  • Augstākā tiesa > Supreme Court
  • bāriņtiesa > family tribunal
  • pagasttiesa > local family tribunal
  • priekšpilsētas tiesa > city district court
  • rajona tiesa > district court
  • Satversmes tiesa > Constitutional Court

Legal instruments

  • administratīvs akts > administrative instrument
  • administratīvs līgums > administrative agreement
  • ārējs normatīvs akts > external legal instrument
  • atzinums > opinion statement, statement of opinion
  • deleģēšanas līgums > delegation agreement
  • iekšējs normatīvs akts > internal legal instrument
  • iekšējs noteikums > internal regulation
  • ieteikums > recommendation
  • instrukcija > instruction
  • kārtība > procedure (or procedures or arrangements)
  • kodekss > code
  • lēmums > decision
  • līdzdarbības līgums > participation agreement
  • līgums > agreement (for tenders: contract; for significant international agreements: treaty)
  • likums > law/act
  • Ministru kabineta lēmums > Cabinet Decision
  • Ministru kabineta noteikumi > Cabinet Regulation
  • nolikums > statute
  • normatīvi akti > legislation
  • noteikumi > rules (components of a regulation)
  • pārvaldes lēmums > administrative decision
  • projekts > draft
  • publisko tiesību līgums > public law agreement
  • reglaments > rules of procedure
  • rīkojums > order
  • sadarbības līgums > cooperation agreement
  • Satversme > Constitution
  • tiesību akts > legal instrument

Suggestions for titles of Cabinet Regulations

  • Ministru kabineta noteikumi …. par … > Cabinet Regulation No xxx of yyy on zzz (no quotation marks)
  • Ministru kabineta noteikumi …. „Noteikumi…” > Cabinet Regulation No xxx of yyy on/establishing/laying down rules …
  • Ministru kabineta noteikumi … „Kārtība…” > Cabinet Regulation No xxx of yyy on/establishing/laying down a procedure/procedures/arrangements …

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