On November 26, during the scholastic visit, the Supreme Court had been visited by the delegation of judges from the Ukraine. Their aim was to get acquainted with judicial system of Latvia, inter alia – with the Supreme Court.

In the composition of the delegation there had been included the deputy of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Ukraine and the chairman of the Council of Justice of the Ukraine Petr Pilipcuk, chairmen and deputies of chairmen of Court of appeal and several regional courts of the Ukraine, representatives of Court Administration of the Ukraine. The delegation met the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics, his deputy and the Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate Pavels Gruzins, and the Head of Administration Sandra Lapina. Colleagues had been interested about several fields of professional work – the creation and use of the case-law of the Supreme Court, the organisation of work of departments of the Senate, replacement of judges, sanctioning of operative activities, the appointment of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and independence of the Supreme Court. Ukrainian colleagues were interested about opinion upon liquidation of Commercial Court and creation of administrative courts in Latvia, the procedure of appointment of General Procesutor and other questions.

The second part of the visit was the meeting of the delegation of Ukrainian judges with the Chair of Disciplinary Committee of judges Ivars Bickovics and the Chair of Judicial Qualifications Committee Gunars Aigars.

The visit of Ukranian judges to Latvia had taken place in the framework of „Project of court collaboration of Canada and Ukraine”, brought up by the government of Canada. Ukranian colleagues got acquainted with work of Ministry of Justice of Latvia, Court Administration, Judicial training centre, they have also visited Zemgales regional court and Bauska district court.


Information prepared by

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

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