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23 March, 2007

Gulans will take part in international conference devoted to 50th anniversary of Treaty of Rome

Chief Justice Andris Gulans will take part in international conference „The influence of law and case-law of countries members of EU on interpretation of European Community law” in Luxembourg on 26th of March.
16 March, 2007

Last year Latvian Courts sentenced convicts mostly accused of larceny and traffic accidents

With every year the number of convicts in Latvian courts is being reduced. In Year 2006 9925 person were convicted, which is for 1293 p. less then in year 2005 and for 3661 p. less than in year 2003. Statistics summarized by Supreme Court show that. In Statistics summary Court Information System data were used.
15 March, 2007

Supreme Court of Latvia is becoming acquainted with experience of Denmark

Fifteen officials of Supreme Court – Chief Justice, his deputies, judges, judge assistants, and representatives of Administration and Chancery of Senate – made an experience exchange visit to Denmark.
14 March, 2007

Possibly milder punishments imposed for theft

The Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate and the Division of Case-law have made a research on the policy of punishments implemented by the courts when convicting under Article 175, part 3, of the Criminal Law on thefts entering a residential unit, other premises, a storage facility or a means of transport, and under Article 175, part 4, of the Criminal Law on thefts committed in gross amounts or by a group of persons, as well as theft of narcotic, psychotropic, powerfully acting, toxic or radioactive substances, explosives, firearms or ammunition.
13 March, 2007

Improvement regulations of the Criminal Law on human trafficking and sending of persons for sexual exploitation initiated

The Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court and the Division of Case-law have summarized the court practice in cases on human trafficking and sending of persons for sexual exploitation. The summary of the court practice has been sent to the district (town) courts and regional courts, the Minister of Justice and the Prosecutor General. The proposals for amendments to separate regulations of the Criminal Law were sent to the Legal Commission of the Saeima (Parliament).
9 March, 2007

On Latvian judge conference attention is paid to ethics and professionalism

Actual questions related to ethics of a judge and politics of judicial system – were the main accents today, on the 9 of March, on the conference that gathered more then 400 judges from all Courts of the State.
7 March, 2007

Latvian Judges on the conference will discuss ethics and politics of judicial system

Latvian judges on Friday, the 9 of March, will gather on annual conference to discuss actual questions related to ethics of a judge and politics of judicial system.
6 March, 2007

Eilande elected as the representative of the Supreme Court in the Central Elections Commission

Today, on March 6, in the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court, the judges elected the senator Valda Eilande as the member of the Central Elections Commission (CEC). She was the only candidate who was nominated to this position. The judges were asked to submit to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court the proposals regarding the candidates to the position of a member of the Central Elections Commission. The only proposal was received from the Chairman of the Chamber of Civil Cases, the Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Gunars Aigars.
1 March, 2007

US Ambassador and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court discuss organization of conference

On February 26 the Supreme Court was visited by the Ambassador of the United States of America Katherine Todd Bailey. The Ambassador had a meeting with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Andris Gulans. K. Todd Bailey and A. Gulans discussed the successful previous cooperation when the Supreme Court together with the American Bar Association organized the international conference “Judges and Attorneys in Interaction of Professions” in June last year, as well as talked about further cooperation. The Ambassador informed that in July the US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito will visit Latvia, and during his visit the US Embassy will organize a two-day conference “Reform of the court system, ethics and transparency” with his participation. K. Todd Bailey and A. Gulans discussed the possible themes of the conference and other organizing issues. To inform about the planned conference, the US Ambassador intends to hold a press conference on Monday where the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court will also take part.
28 February, 2007

Plenary Session will elect a member of the Central Election Commission

Till Friday, March 2, proposals regarding candidates to the position of a member of the Central Elections Commission (CEC) have to be submitted by judges to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The judges from among themselves will elect one CEC member in the Plenary Session which will be held on Tuesday, March 6.