Attendance of conference «Five years of administrative courts and is administrative procedure legal proceedings in Latvia», organised by the Supreme Court, which will take place on Friday, March 27, in Big Hall of the University of Latvia, promises to be high.

Almost 500 participants have already submitted application for participation in the conference – judges, lawyers and other employees of law enforcement and other establishments, teachers and students of the higher schools, employees of the ministries and municipalities, lawyers, notaries, judicial executors and other interested persons. On conference can come also those interested persons, who did not register in advance, participation in the conference is for free.

The conference has been organised by the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, which is the youngest structural unit of the Supreme Court, created only five years ago, when in Latvia Administrative Procedure Law came into force and administrative courts, including Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate as court of cassation instance, had been simultaneously created also. The purpose of the conference is to evaluate not only practice of administrative courts within these five years, but also some existing topical questions.

Thus, for example, senator Jautrite Briede will report about the general administrative act, senator Janis Neimanis – about public law contracts, the adviser of Legal Bureau of the Saeima Janis Pleps – on standard regulation of meetings, processions and piquets. The report of PhD student of University of Latvia Anita Kovalevska will be about a concrete definition of a principle of good management in administrative cases, and Arvid Dravnieks the director of Institute of Public Law will present report about reference of administrative process. There will be reports of other participants on concrete topical questions heard: Edvins Danovskis will report on competency of cases to administartive court, Viktors Sadinovs – about administrative process in privatisation and alienation of the property of the state and municipalities, Modris Zeivots – about legal proceedings in cases of administrative infringement, Maris Rukeris – about powers of attorney and authorizations in administrative process.

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics, Minister of Justice Mareks Seglins and e.d. of the Dean of Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia Anita Rodina will address with speech organizers and participants of the conference. The Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate Veronika Krumina invites interessents to take part not only in conference, but also in discussions, expressing the reasonable and well-founded opinions and an evaluation of system of administrative courts and its work.

To attention of journalists

During a lunch break at 13.00 o'clock in the same place, in Big Hall of University representatives of mass media are invited to press conference «Administrative courts: planned – the present – development».

In press conference there will participate the Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate of the Supreme Court Veronika Krumina, the Chair of Administrative regional court Zita Kupce, the Chair of Administrative district court Ilze Freimane, the assistant to the state secretary of the Ministry of Justice on judicial questions Inese Kalnina, the head of working group of working out of Administrative Procedure Law Arvids Dravnieks and one of the leading experts in the field of administrative process and administrative law, the senator of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate Jautrite Briede.

Journalists can hear opinions and answers to interesting questions on how within five years plans of creators of the Administrative Procedure Law were realised, on everyday life of administrative courts and future vision.

Information prepared by

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

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