Friday, January 27, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics went to Strasbourg to participate in the traditional opening of the Judicial Year of the European Court of Human Rights and in the seminar "Non-refoulement as a principle of international law and the role of the judiciary in its implementation."

During the seminar judges of supranational and national courts and international experts shared their experience and discussed the migration policy of the European Union, rights and obligations, as well as procedural law and role of judiciary in the sphere of migration.

International seminar was opened by the President of the European Court of Human Rights, Judge Guido Raimondi, with participation of the President of International Criminal Court Silvia Alejandra Fernández de Gurmendi.

Speech by Guido Raimondi, the President of ECHR, during the opening ceremony of the Judicial Year


Information prepared by

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

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