Court rulings must be not only legally correct, clear and neat, but their content must be easy to perceive and comprehensible – such conclusions are made in summary prepared by Doctor of Law Elita Nimande, the associate professor at the Department of Criminal Law of the University of Latvia, in cooperation with the Division of Case-law of the Supreme Court.  

Compilation of court decisions “Structure and content of court rulings on several uniform offences” is discussed at the meeting of judges of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court and recognised as the one to be published.

The research was performed on court praxis in development of structure of rulings in criminal cases. 166 court rulings were studies, namely, judgements of conviction and agreements on pleading guilty and punishment. Rulings of first instance courts rendered in criminal cases on offences stipulated in Section 175 (Theft) and Section 180 (Theft, fraud, appropriation in small amount), which were tried in 2013, were used in compilation of court decisions.   

At the end of compilation, conclusions are made, which will help courts to develop structure and content of court rulings in uniform, and legally and terminologically correct way.

 

Compilation of court decisions “Structure and content of court rulings on several uniform offences” is available on the web site of the Supreme Court in section Judicature/ Compilations of court decisions/ Criminal law.

 

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