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26 April, 2018

ON MEDIA DAY THE SUPREME COURT CLARIFIES THE ABC OF JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS

On annual Media Day which this time took place on April 25, the ABC of judicial proceedings was presented to journalists writing about work of courts. The Chief Justice, chairs of the departments and legal research counsels tried to explain complicated judicial proceedings in simple words, useful for media representatives.
26 April, 2018

THE DELEGATION OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC VISITS THE SUPREME COURT

On April 25, a delegation from Kyrgyzstan – the President's Chancery and the Supreme Court – visited the Supreme Court of Latvia. Guests met with Anita Zikmane, Head of the Division of Case law and Research.
24 April, 2018

THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE CASES TAKES PART IN CREATION OF SPECIAL ISSUE OF “JURISTA VĀRDS”

The issue of journal "Jurista Vārds" (“Lawyer’s Word”) of April 24 is devoted entirely to administrative law and chairs, judges and assistants to judges of all three court instances participated in its creation. The guest editor of "Jurista Vārds" is Dita Plepa, legal research counsel to the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court, who in turn involved almost all department in the project.
13 April, 2018

IN THE CENTENARY YEAR ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE JUDICIARY ARE INVITED TO ATTEND “SENIORS’ DAY”

The Seniors’ Day of the Judiciary, which took place within the framework of the centenary anniversary of Latvia for the first time, could become a tradition. The responsiveness and the joy of meeting showed that such events are necessary.
9 April, 2018

THE FINALE OF THE KONSTANTINS CAKSTE CIVIL LAW MOOT COURT COMPETITION TAKES PLACE AT THE SUPREME COURT

The name of professor Konstantins Cakste is brought back to life of the Latvian civil law with renewed vigor, as honoring the memory of the remarkable Latvian law professor the moot court competition named after him has concluded.
3 April, 2018

LATEST ISSUE OF THE BULLETIN – OVERVIEW ON THE WORK OF THE SUPREME COURT AND DEVELOPMENT OF CASE-LAW IN THE PAST YEAR

In the 16th issue of the Supreme Court Bulletin, a public report is published on the work of the Supreme Court in 2017, which in the history of the Latvian judicial system was the year when the Supreme Court began to work only as a cassation instance. Public report includes the characterization of the Supreme Court, changes and topicalities, statistics and the review and findings of the past year of the heads of departments of the Supreme Court departments and other structural units.
27 March, 2018

RULINGS OF THE SUPREME COURT ARE SYSTEMATIZED ACCORDING TO NEW CLASSIFICATIONS

On the home page of the Supreme Court, the rulings of the Supreme Court raising legal interest are systematized according to new classifications in the section Archive of case-law decisions.
26 March, 2018

COURT FINDINGS – PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR JOURNALISTS

At the Conference of the Latvian Association of Journalists of 23 March Anita Zikmane, Head of the Division of Case-law and Research, encouraged to look at court findings as a resource for journalist’s work and as an opportunity for the public to know their rights.
23 March, 2018

PETER WHELAN, PROFESSOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, VISITS THE SUPREME COURT

On 23 March, Peter Whelan, Deputy Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Leeds, visited the Supreme Court. Professor specializes in both competition law and criminal law.
20 March, 2018

SUPREME COURT REJECTS ACCUSATIONS OF NON-OBSERVANCE OF THE JUDGMENT OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On 19 March, the judges of the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court discussed the views expressed in the public space regarding the non-observance of the judgment of the Constitutional Court of 8 March 2017 when examining the civil case No SKC-284/2017 (C04281907). In this case, the judgment was delivered on 28 December 2017. Judges of the Department of Civil Cases admitted that the critical opinion was expressed without taking into account the different factual and legal circumstances of cases examined by the Constitutional Court and the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court. Consequently, accusations of non-observance of the judgment of the Constitutional Court shall be rejected as unfounded.