On November 14, an event was held in which judges and employees of the Supreme Court discussed the Latvia’s statehood in the context of culture and theatre with the New Riga Theatre’s actor Vilis Daudzins.

Vilis Daudzins shared his thoughts about the national identity, the analysis of which has been reflected in several performances of the New Riga Theatre. The actor pointed out that the stories of our fellow citizens reveal the traditions and values ​​that characterize Latvia.

The conversation series on Latvia's statehood is one of the events organized by the Supreme Court in honour of the centenary of the Latvian state and the Senate. Within the conversation cycle, the judges and employees of the Supreme Court together with experts from various fields discussed issues that played a crucial role in the existence of the Latvian State.

At the opening of this conversation cycle, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics pointed out that day-to-day work in court is related to protection of values ​​that are the basis of Latvia's statehood. "We look at these values ​​through the prism of justice. In order to have a chance to look at the values ​​of Latvian statehood through different spheres of life, we together with experts will discuss the elements that have shaped statehood through times," said the Chief Justice.

The first conversation was devoted to the history of Latvia's statehood. In this conversation, Doctor of History Valters Scerbinskis presented how the Latvian state has evolved to the present day. The Supreme Court was also visited by the Professor of the Art Academy of Latvia, Master of Arts Raimonds Kalejs, as he gave a lecture on how the state is reflected in the cultural environment, as well as to give suggestions on how to cultivate creativity. In its turn, the third conversation was devoted to the identity of Latvia's statehood and a discourse on memory. Martins Kaprans, a social memory researcher, took part in this conversation. He described how commemoration and cultural events, as well as the media, reflect the events that are important for Latvia's statehood. The conversation series on Latvia's statehood was closed by opinion on Latvian identity in the context of culture expressed by the New Riga Theatre’s actor Vilis Daudzins.

 

 

Information prepared by

Dita Plepa, the Legal Research Counsel to the Department of Administrative Cases