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10 December, 2018

The Palace of Justice on its 80th anniversary opens a virtual tour of the building

On December 9 – the day when 80 years ago the Palace of Justice was inaugurated – the State Chancellery opened a virtual tour “Brīvības 36” which tells about the building, in which there currently is the Cabinet of Ministers, the State Chancellery, the Supreme Court and the Ministry of Justice.
28 November, 2018

The Supreme Court recovers its historical name – the Senate

On November 28, amendments to the Law "On Judicial Power" come into force, stipulating that the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia recovers its historical name – the Senate, and judges may now also be called the senators.
27 November, 2018

Chief Justice accepts an oath of two notaries

On November 27, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court took an oath of notaries Inga Ergle and Agnese Stalberte-Svarca.
26 November, 2018

Annual Human Rights Conference highlights the issue of data protection

On November 23, an annual conference on topical issues in the field of human rights in Latvia was held, organized by Riga Graduate School of Law in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Conference was opened by Deputy Rector of Riga Graduate School of Law Janis Ilkstens, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights Martins Mits, President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics.
16 November, 2018

On the 100th anniversary of the State, Supreme Court regains its historical name – Senate

On November 16 the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of Latvia began with a long-awaited event – the unveiling of inscription of a historical name of the Senate above the entrance to the Court. By the decision of the Saeima of 25 October the cassation instance regained its historical name – the Senate, and the State President proclaimed the law shortly before the national holiday. As emphasized by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics, this moment is significant, since the name “Senate” will have equivalent effect to the name “Supreme Court”.
16 November, 2018

The conversation series on Latvia’s statehood is concluded

On November 14, an event was held in which judges and employees of the Supreme Court discussed the Latvia’s statehood in the context of culture and theatre with the New Riga Theatre’s actor Vilis Daudzins.
16 November, 2018

Sitting of chairs of Departments of the Supreme Court: activities of the Commercial Register related to the execution of a judgement in a civil case are not subject to the control of an administrative court

The sitting of chairs of departments of the Supreme Court, when examining the issue of the Department of Administrative Cases on the jurisdiction of an application, acknowledged that the administrative procedure is not an appropriate means to check whether judgement in the civil case has been enforced entirely. Matters concerning the regularity of the execution of a judgment in a civil case are settled through means of civil procedure.
15 November, 2018

Professors of Riga Stradins University visit the Supreme Court

On the eve of the National Day, the professors of the Faculty of Law of Riga Stradins University visited the Supreme Court. Greeting the guests on the National Day, Ivars Bickovics, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, noted that their visit took place on a significant day when the President announced amendments to the law "On Judicial Power", which returned the name of the Senate to the court of cassation.
9 November, 2018

Supreme Court Bulletin: wishes of Latvian judges for the judicial system in its second centenary

Independence! Endurance! Courage! These are the three basic things the judges wish for the Latvian judicial system in its second centenary. And there are still dozens of other wishes that judges using mobile technologies expressed at the Latvian Judges' Conference. The latest issue of the "Supreme Court Bulletin" includes the materials of the Latvian Judges’ Conference that took place in September. These materials reflect on the centennial of the judiciary and provide insight into future prospects, emphasizing the special role and responsibility of a judge.
7 November, 2018

The claim for compensation for material damage caused by a criminal offense is not subject to review by an administrative court

At the sitting of chairs of departments convened by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the issue of the Department of Administrative Cases on jurisdiction of a case is resolved, recognizing that the claim for compensation for the material damage caused by state official’s failure to act shall not be subject to review by the administrative court, if this failure to act is recognized as a criminal offense. Then the person who committed the criminal offense is primarily responsible for the damage caused, and this person is held liable in accordance with the procedure established by the Criminal Procedure Law and the Civil Procedure Law.