The senator of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate of the Supreme Court Janis Neimanis has gone to Luxembourg to take part in a symposium „Discussion about legal proceedings in prejudicial judgments”, organised by the European Court of Justice, that takes place today and tomorrow.

In year 2007 year the Association of the State Councils and the Supreme Administrative Courts of the countries of the European Union has begun discussion about legal proceedings in prejudicial judgments and has created working group, in which there were representatives of this Association, and also representatives of a network of chairmen of the Supreme Courts of the European Union.

In order to improve legal proceedings in prejudicial judgments, this year ECJ organises a symposium, to which representatives of the Supreme courts and the Constitutional courts of the member states of the European Union have been invited. The Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia is represented by senator Janis Neimanis, and the Constitutional Court – by the Chairman of Constitutional Court Gunars Kutris.

Prejudicial judgment has been made by ECJ upon request of national courts of the member states of the European Union in cases, in which it is necessary to apply EU law in order to provide uniform application of the European law in all territory of EU. Prejudicial judgments are not mandatory for national courts, but usually they lean on them while making ultimate judgment.

Participants of the symposium also will have a possibility to visit the new Judicial Castle of the European Court of Justice and to participate in opening of exhibition „Judicial castles in Europe”. For this exhibition the Supreme Court had also sent photos and materials about architecture and history of a building of the Latvian Judicial Castle.


Information prepared by

Head of the Division of Communications of the Supreme Court Rasma Zvejniece

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 7020396, 28652211