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31 March, 2021

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at the opening of the Economic Court: the position of a judge is not an easy burden

On March 31, when addressing the judges of the newly established Economic Court at the day of commencement of the Court's activities, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Chair of the Judicial Council Aigars Strupiss said, "The position of a judge is not an easy burden. And I'm not just talking about the professional side – knowledge and skills. I am sure you will manage this task well.
29 March, 2021

Procedure for sending the decisions of the Senate to the parties to proceedings is established

Considering that more and more court documents, including court rulings, are signed with a secure electronic signature, the Supreme Court has established the procedure for sending court rulings to the parties to proceedings.
26 March, 2021

Legality of the action of the Orphan's Court in ensuring the right of communication between the child and the parent must be examined in the administrative court

At the sitting of the chairs of the Senate Departments convened by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the issue of jurisdiction of the case where the Orphan's Court ensures the right of contact between the child and the parent in accordance with the court ruling in a civil case was solved.
25 March, 2021

At the meeting of the chairs of Departments, the procedure according to which the expenses of the medical examination shall be recovered from a prisoner is decided

Having examined the request of a judge of Vidzeme District Court to establish the jurisdiction of a case, it was explained at the meeting of the chairs of the Senate Departments that the Prison Administration's claim against a prisoner for recovery of expenses related to the medical examination performed to determine the effects of intoxicating substances is not subject to civil procedure. The institution must issue an administrative act obliging the prisoner to cover the costs of the medical examination.
22 March, 2021

In the Supreme Court Bulletin – an overview of the past year, strategic documents, useful legal ideas

The 22nd issue of the Supreme Court Bulletin could be called the judicial system handbook for future work, as it contains a number of strategic documents, namely the Judicial Council Strategy and the Supreme Court Strategy for the next five years, the procedure for selecting new Supreme Court judges, the new Code of Judicial Ethics and standards for adjudicating cases in Latvian courts.
16 March, 2021

The Judicial Council supports the initiative of the Department of Criminal Cases to extend the composition of the Department and to appeal settlements in the regional court

On March 12, at its meeting the Judicial Council supported the proposals of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court Senate for amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law and called on the Ministry of Justice to forward these proposals to the Saeima (parliament) for approval.
13 March, 2021

Former senator Kalvis Torgans has passed away

On March 12, a mournful message was received – the Honorary Judge of the Supreme Court, Professor Kalvis Torgans (1939–2021), had passed away. For six years of his rich and active life, he was a senator in the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate. He was an outstanding personality who lit more than one star in the sky of case law.
10 March, 2021

The Constitutional Court in cooperation with the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union will hold a public webinar on EU law

On Thursday, 11 March, the Constitutional Court in cooperation with the Supreme Court of Latvia and the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will run a webinar on the topic of “Role of the Constitutional Court in ensuring the conformity of national law with the EU law”. The webinar will be streamed live, in Latvian and English, on the Constitutional Court’s YouTube channel.
5 March, 2021

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court calls on the new judges to be the 21st century judges

“You have taken on a huge responsibility, but I am sure you will be able to handle it,” said the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss addressing the judges of the newly created Economic Court on their first day of training on March 5.
4 March, 2021

Administrative courts celebrate the centenary of Administrative Justice

100 years ago, on March 4, 1921, the Constitutional Assembly adopted the Law on Administrative Courts, therefore today the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate and administrative courts mark the centenary of Administrative Justice.