Body of twenty-two authors under scientific editorship of the Doctor of Law, the senator Jautrite Briede, has prepared book of comments on the Administrative Procedure Law. The publisher – the Courthouse Agency – points that this book is special, as comments on the Administrative Procedure Law have been prepared and published for the first time.

Almost ten years have passed since the Administrative Procedure Law became effective on February 1, 2004.  It means that interpretation and application of legal provisions included in it has become prose in work of both institutions and courts.  However, the scientific editor and publisher point that understanding about provisions included in the law is not always sufficient. It has been proved not only by workload of administrative courts, but also by critical opinions about work of public and municipal institutions expressed publicly. That is why after several years’ work these comments on the law have been published, involving many authors, as the main task of those is to help to understand legal provisions included in the law better and to make application of those easier.

Jautrite Briede, the senator of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court, is the scientific editor of comments and author of several articles, however, Veronika Krumina, the Chair of the department, is one of legal editors and also the commentator of several chapters. Body of authors of comments also includes Dace Mita, the senator of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate and assistants to senators Kristine Aperane, Gatis Bardins and Inga Bertaite, as well as former assistants to senators, current administrative judges Arlita Zarina and Ieva Viskere. However, the scientific editor indicates in the preface – it does not mean that comments fully reflect the opinion of the Senate also.  

Different opinions are pointed in the comments occasionally, and discussible issues have also been indicated. The reader should take into account that comments do not replace text of the law and opinion expressed in those should not be perceived as unchangeable dogma.  

Comments published in this book include content and application of legal provisions set in Part A (General Provisions) and Part B (Administrative Proceedings in Institutions) of the Administrative Procedure Law on grounds of conclusions passed in practice of institutions and courts and in legal doctrines. The publisher indicates that work upon preparation of comments on parts C and D of the law continues.

Opening of the book “Comments on the Administrative Procedure Law. Part A and B” will take place on October 24, in the building of Administrative courts, but the book is already available for purchase, the most favourable price being offered in the e-shop of the Courthouse Agency.

 

Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211