In June, the Supreme Court participated in General Assemblies of two most significant judicial organisations of the Supreme Court.

On June 12-13, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, participated in the General Assembly of the Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union in Rome. Meeting of members or the General Assembly is the most significant event of the Association, which is organised once in two years.  

Before the General Assembly, the Colloquium was held, and its subject this year was relations between the Supreme Courts and lower courts. The Colloquium was opened by Giorgio Santacroce, the President of the Supreme Court of Italy, and Michele Vietti, the Chairman of the Council of Justice of Italy. However, the discussion, at which presidents of the Supreme Courts of the Netherlands, France and Portugal took the floor, was led by the President of the Network Geert Corstens.

Veronika Krumina, the Chair of the Supreme Court Department of Administrative Cases and the judge Jautrite Briede in their turn on 17 June participated in the General Assembly of the Association of the Councils of State and the Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions of the European Union (ACA Europe) in Paris.

This organisation also held the colloquium of the Member States of the Association before the General Assembly, on 16 June. It was dedicated to view of administrative courts to organisation and control of economic regulation.

The Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia has been the member of the Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union) and the Association of the Councils of State and the Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions of the European Union (ACA Europe) since 2004.

The goal of the Network is to promote exchange of opinions and experience on case-law, organisation and functions of supreme courts, especially those related to operation of courts in application of legislation in the European Community law.

The goal of ACA Europe in its turn is mutual exchange of information, consultations and training on administrative procedure.  

 

 

Information prepared by

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

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