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3 April, 2018

LATEST ISSUE OF THE BULLETIN – OVERVIEW ON THE WORK OF THE SUPREME COURT AND DEVELOPMENT OF CASE-LAW IN THE PAST YEAR

In the 16th issue of the Supreme Court Bulletin, a public report is published on the work of the Supreme Court in 2017, which in the history of the Latvian judicial system was the year when the Supreme Court began to work only as a cassation instance. Public report includes the characterization of the Supreme Court, changes and topicalities, statistics and the review and findings of the past year of the heads of departments of the Supreme Court departments and other structural units.
27 March, 2018

RULINGS OF THE SUPREME COURT ARE SYSTEMATIZED ACCORDING TO NEW CLASSIFICATIONS

On the home page of the Supreme Court, the rulings of the Supreme Court raising legal interest are systematized according to new classifications in the section Archive of case-law decisions.
26 March, 2018

COURT FINDINGS – PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR JOURNALISTS

At the Conference of the Latvian Association of Journalists of 23 March Anita Zikmane, Head of the Division of Case-law and Research, encouraged to look at court findings as a resource for journalist’s work and as an opportunity for the public to know their rights.
23 March, 2018

PETER WHELAN, PROFESSOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, VISITS THE SUPREME COURT

On 23 March, Peter Whelan, Deputy Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Leeds, visited the Supreme Court. Professor specializes in both competition law and criminal law.
20 March, 2018

SUPREME COURT REJECTS ACCUSATIONS OF NON-OBSERVANCE OF THE JUDGMENT OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On 19 March, the judges of the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court discussed the views expressed in the public space regarding the non-observance of the judgment of the Constitutional Court of 8 March 2017 when examining the civil case No SKC-284/2017 (C04281907). In this case, the judgment was delivered on 28 December 2017. Judges of the Department of Civil Cases admitted that the critical opinion was expressed without taking into account the different factual and legal circumstances of cases examined by the Constitutional Court and the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court. Consequently, accusations of non-observance of the judgment of the Constitutional Court shall be rejected as unfounded.
19 March, 2018

JUDGE EMERITUS KALVIS TORGANS RECEIVES THE GRAND MEDAL OF THE LATVIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Senate of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, after hearing the references about the candidates nominated by the Presidium of the Academy, decided to award the Grand Medal of the Latvian Academy of Sciences to academicians Vija Klusa and Kalvis Torgans.
16 March, 2018

HISTORIAN VALTERS SCERBINSKIS COMMENCES CONVERSATION SERIES ON LATVIA’S STATEHOOD

On 16 March, Valters Scerbinksis, PhD in History, the author of the biographical dictionaries of Latvian judges, advocates and notaries, was the first guest of the Supreme Court who opened conversation series on Latvia’s statehood. The historian talked about the history of Latvia's statehood.
16 March, 2018

STUDY ON CASE-LAW IN CASES IN WHICH THE MATERIAL DAMAGE IS A CONSTITUENT ELEMENT OF CRIMINAL OFFENCE

According to the request of the Supreme Court, the University of Latvia has carried out a case-law study "Case-law in cases in which the material damage is a constituent element of criminal offence".
15 March, 2018

THE CHIEF JUSTICE ACCEPTS AN OATH OF AN ADVOCATE

On 15 March, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, took the oath of Janis Kubilis, an advocate admitted to the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates. Janis Kubilis has previously been an advocate’s assistant. He holds a doctoral degree in law.
12 March, 2018

CHIEF JUSTICE PARTICIPATES IN JOINT MEETING OF THE COURT OF JUSTICE AND THE NETWORK OF PRESIDENTS OF THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURTS OF THE EU

On Monday, March 12, Ivars Bickovics, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, participates in the joint meeting of the Court of Justice and the Network of Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union in Luxembourg.