About events

The print version

About events

8 January, 2021

Last year, the rate of review of cases in the Senate has increased

Last year, the Senate reviewed 2945 cases, which is 12% more cases than received during the year. The positive case review rate*, which is higher than in the previous year, indicates that the backlog of cases in the Senate is decreasing.
6 January, 2021

In order to prevent the development of contradictory case law, the Department of Civil Cases will consider “pilot cases” as a matter of priority

This year, cases where a legal issue is to be resolved the final settlement of which is necessary for the examination of several cases in lower courts will be considered as a matter or priority.
4 January, 2021

The Supreme Court commences the new year with a new strategy

The mission of the Supreme Court/ Senate is to implement the rule of law by creating a unified and stable law enforcement practice in the cassation instance, as defined in the Court's operational strategy for the next five years. The Strategy for 2021-2025 sets out five priority directions of the Supreme Court/ Senate: 1) development of stable case law; 2) ensuring an efficient cassation procedure; 3) streamlining the use of resources and the internal processes; 4) cooperation and dialogue; 5) informing and educating the society.
18 December, 2020

The Supreme Court will not receive visitors until January 11

Due to the enhanced safety measures in the country to control the spread of Covid-19 infection, the Supreme Court completely suspends the reception of visitors until January 11. Documents will not be accepted in person either.
17 December, 2020

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court encourages the new lawyers to engage in a respectful dialogue with court

On December 17, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court took the oath of ten lawyers admitted to the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates.
16 December, 2020

Janis Baumanis' book on criminal law relations is published

The Supreme Court congratulates Janis Baumanis, Legal Research Counsel of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate, with the publication of his third book. His monograph "Criminal Law Relations and Their Regulation in the Criminological Universe" has been published by official publisher Latvijas Vestnesis.
14 December, 2020

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Rule of law cannot exist hypothetically

The rule of law cannot exist merely hypothetically, the operation of law must be visible, as stated on 11 December by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss in the think tank dedicated to constitutional ideas of the Constitutional Court. In his opinion, the most critical issue in strengthening the justice in Latvia relates to problems of the rule of law. Society loses trust in the law because the principle of the inevitability of punishment does not work.
7 December, 2020

The Supreme Court in cooperation with the Judicial Training Centre commences training of judges on the methodology of civil proceedings

On December 4, almost 50 judges and court employees participated in the remote training on the judge's working method for adjudicating a civil case on the merits, organized by the Senate and the Latvian Judicial Training Centre.
27 November, 2020

The Supreme Court shares its experience in adjudicating cases in the written procedure

On November 26, the Supreme Court held a webinar on the use of the written procedure in court proceedings and its role in the conditions of a pandemic. The webinar was attended by almost 100 judges and court staff from all levels of Ukrainian courts.
26 November, 2020

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: The explanation of the Judicial Ethics Commission will strengthen the self-government of judges

"It is highly positive that the Judicial Ethics Commission has unequivocally stated that the participation of judges in self-government is an integral part of the judge’s profession and that the performance of direct duties, namely, administering of justice may not be a justification for not participating in self-government elections. This will definitely strengthen both the self-government of judges and, consequently, the rule of law throughout the country,” Aigars Strupiss, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, welcomes the Judicial Ethics Commission's response to his request for an opinion on whether non-participation in the Judges’ Conference without a justifiable reason shall be considered a violation of the ethics code of a judge.