An independent judicial authority exists in the Republic of Latvia alongside legislative and executive authority.
In the three-instance court system of Latvia, the Supreme Court is the third, or the highest level court, which adjudicates cases at the cassation instance.
The basis of Supreme Court authority is laid down in the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia. Articles included in Chapter 6 of the Constitution entitled “Courts” state that in Latvia, court cases shall be heard by district (city) courts, regional courts and the Supreme Court; judges shall be independent and subject only to the law; judges shall be confirmed in the office by the Saeima (the Parliament) and they shall be irremovable.
The establishment, structure and competence of the Supreme Court is set out in the law “On Judicial Power”.
Basic functions of the Supreme Court
Additional functions of the Supreme Court
Institutions functioning under the auspices of the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia
Brivibas bulvaris 36,
Riga, LV – 1511