To the archives of the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) translated into Latvian 48 judgments from the stocks of the Ombudsman's Office have been added; the number of documents placed in the classification of rulings of ECHR on the website of the Supreme Court has reached a total number of 350 documents.

The section for ECHR jurisprudence on the website of the Supreme Court www.at.gov.lv gathers the greatest number of rulings of ECHR – decisions and summaries of judgments in Latvian. The webpage contains judgments and decisions published in the official newspaper "Latvijas Vēstnesis", on the website of the ECHR and on the website of the State Language Centre, as well as it contains rulings translated upon the request of the Representative of Latvia before International Human Rights Organizations, Latvian Centre for Human Rights and the Ombudsman's Office. These are judgments and decisions in cases not only concerning Latvia, but also against other countries where matters addressed might also be important for Latvia.

The database also contains informative summaries of the ECHR cases against Latvia prepared by the Press and Information Division of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of Latvia

In addition, rulings of the ECFR published on the website of the Supreme Court are systematized according to the articles of the European Convention on Human Rights and its protocols which give to the catalogue an additional value. Initially, the systematization was carried out by the Cabinet of Ministers' representative at international human rights institutions, but now – by the Supreme Court.

The database of the rulings of the ECRH is updated regularly.

See more: www.at.gov.lv/Judicature/rulings of the ECHR.

Additionally, on the website of the Supreme Court under section Judicature, the thematic compilation of rulings of the ECRH prepared by the Division of the Case-law and Research of the Supreme Court are regularly published.

Currently there are available two compilations – about case-law of the ECHR balancing the rights to respect private and family life and freedom of expression, and about the justification of the detention.

See more: www.at.gov.lv/Judikatūra/ ECT nolēmumu arhīvs/ ECT spriedumu apkopojumi (available only in Latvian).

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