The Supreme Court of Latvia is managing the project “Supreme Courts as guarantee for effectiveness of judicial systems in European Union” since June 2016. The project is funded by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers.

The main objectives of the project are to increase the administrative capacity of the Supreme Court, to improve the work organization in court, to enhance the transparency of judicial work and to increase the people's confidence in the work of court.

During the project, the performance of the Supreme Courts of the European Union will be analyzed in four areas: performance of Scientific and Research divisions of the Supreme Courts, general organization of judicial work in order to speed up the deadlines of hearings, communication with the public, and the work of the Council for Judiciary.

The project will summarize the best practice from the Supreme Courts of the European Union and at the end of the project the Best practice guide will be issued. During the project several study visits will also take place – the employees of the Supreme Court will have an opportunity to visit the Supreme Courts of Lithuania, Spain and Hungary, as well as the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg to gain a new experience. The project will conclude with an international conference in Riga in April 2017. The results of the project will be presented and discussed during the conference.

The project is managed by the Supreme Court of Latvia. The other participants of the project are from the Supreme Courts of Lithuania, Spain and Hungary, as well as the representatives from the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).

 

Information prepared by

Communication Division of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, phone: 67020396, 28652211

 

The project is funded by the European Commission

This document does not represent an opinion of the European Commission. All the views and interpretations presented during the project reflect only the authors’ views. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.