Today, July 16, the Supreme Court publishes the first post on the social network – in its official Twitter account @Augstaka­_tiesa. This will serve as another channel of court communication to provide accurate and up-to-date information about the Supreme Court and the Judicial Council to the general public in a convenient way.

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss points out that it is important for the courts to inform the public and do so in a way that is accessible, understandable and convenient for the public. Because only well informed and knowledgeable society will be able to understand and trust the work of the courts. Therefore, the Supreme Court joins the stream of social media and opens a Twitter account. It is an opportunity to transcend the boundaries of the audience of professionals, and the Supreme Court takes advantage of this opportunity.

Information on current events of the Supreme Court, the most significant rulings of the Senate, as well as findings of case law will be regularly published to the Twitter account of the Supreme Court @Augstaka­_tiesa. Information on the decisions of the Judicial Council and other current events will also be published there.

At the same time, please note that Twitter account cannot be used by individuals to request information or submit documents to the Supreme Court. This should still be done in accordance with the current procedure, using the court's official e-mail at@at.gov.lv.

In accordance with the principle of neutrality, the Supreme Court will not participate in public discussions on Twitter. Our goal is to provide the public with objective and neutral information.

Nevertheless, the main source of information about the work of the Supreme Court and the Judicial Council will continue to be the official website of the Supreme Court www.at.gov.lv.

 

 

Information prepared by

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

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: +371 67020396, +371 28652211