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2 July, 2020

During the meeting with the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court calls on the authorities in Latvia to cooperate to achieve a common goal

On July 2, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss met with Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins to discuss possible cooperation between the executive and the judiciary in order to strengthen the rule of law in the country. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was pleased with the opportunity to discuss the problems existing in the country from the point of view of both the executive and the judiciary. During the meeting, Aigars Strupiss emphasized the need for all authorities in Latvia to cooperate and engage in discussions. "We are independent, but all in the same boat, and all the authorities in Latvia must row this boat together," the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court said.
18 June, 2020

The first meeting of the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court with the Minister of Justice and the Chair of Riga Regional Court

On June 18, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss, who took office two days before that date, met with the Minister of Justice Janis Bordans.
21 May, 2020

Aigars Strupiss has been confirmed as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

On May 21, the Saeima (parliament) unanimously approved Senator Aigars Strupiss as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
19 May, 2020

The Supreme Court of the restored Republic of Latvia celebrates its 30th anniversary

In 2020, there are two significant points of reference in the history of the Supreme Court, namely, in May we celebrate 30 years since the restoration of the Supreme Court of the independent Republic of Latvia, and in October there are 25 years since the restoration of the cassation instance – the Senate.
12 May, 2020

The Supreme Court carries on its work observing the conditions of a state of emergency

The operation of the Supreme Court is fully ensured also during the state of emergency in Latvia. Taking into account that the emergency situation has been extended until June 9 by a government decision, restrictions on visits in person also remain.
4 May, 2020

The highest officials of the judiciary honour Latvia's independence

On May 4, in honour of the 30th anniversary of the restoration of independence of the Republic of Latvia, the highest officials of the judiciary – Ivars Bickovics, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and Ineta Ziemele, President of the Constitutional Court, as well as the Constitutional Court judges Gunars Kusins and Arturs Kucs laid flowers at the Freedom Monument.
1 May, 2020

Members of the Constitutional Assembly – Senators of the Senate of Latvia

On May 1, 100 years have passed since the Constitutional Assembly (the first legislator in Latvia elected by the people) convened for the first meeting. Among the 150 members of the Constitutional Assembly there were four then or later senators of the Senate of Latvia.
28 April, 2020

The Supreme Court continues to perform its functions in the event of an emergency

The Supreme Court, like all Latvian courts, continues its work and also in the state of emergency fully ensures the right of citizens to defend their rights and legal interests in a fair court.
20 April, 2020

Anita Polakova has been elected the Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate

On Monday, April 20, in the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court, senator Anita Polakova was elected the Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate. According to the Law on Judicial Power, chairs of the departments of the Supreme Court are elected by the general meeting of judges for a term of five years.
20 April, 2020

The Plenary Session nominates Aigars Strupiss to the position of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

At the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court on April 20, Aigars Strupiss, Chair of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, was nominated as a candidate for the position of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.