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20 August, 2020

Historical decisions of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court on law enforcement issues are available electronically

The Supreme Court has supplemented the electronically accessible repository of historical decisions of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court containing decisions of the Plenary Session of 1990–2000 on issues of law enforcement.
31 July, 2020

Discussion on the length of proceedings in administrative cases

On 30 July, in order to prepare a report to the Judicial Council on the possibilities of speeding up court proceedings, a discussion on time limits for hearing administrative cases took place in the Supreme Court. The issues of improving the quality of procedural documents, educating the participants in the proceedings, improving the management of court proceedings and increasing the capacity of the court were discussed.
22 July, 2020

An updated summary of the Senate’s case law in public procurement cases

The Supreme Court has updated the summary of case law in public procurement cases published on its website, supplementing it with the findings provided in the rulings of the Senate from July 2017 to June 2020. Thus, the compilation currently covers more than 200 Senate rulings, which came into force between February 2005 and June 2020, allowing interested parties to get acquainted with topical, voluminous and structured case law materials in the field of public procurement law.
17 July, 2020

Covid-19 has not reduced the intensity of adjudication of cases before the Supreme Court

The intensity of the work of the Supreme Court during the emergency situation due to Covid-19 has not decreased; in the first half of this year, the Senate reviewed more cases than received. The case review ratio is 108%, which is relatively higher than in the previous year.
17 July, 2020

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Prosecutor General emphasize the importance of uniform case law

On July 17, the new Prosecutor General Juris Stukans paid a visit to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss to discuss topical issues of the judicial system, which should be addressed as a matter of priority in the cooperation between courts and prosecutor's office.
16 July, 2020

The Supreme Court joins Twitter

Today, July 16, the Supreme Court publishes the first post on the social network – in its official Twitter account @Augstaka­_tiesa. This will serve as another channel of court communication to provide accurate and up-to-date information about the Supreme Court and the Judicial Council to the general public in a convenient way.
10 July, 2020

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepts an oath of the Prosecutor General Juris Stukans

Today, on July 10, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss accepted an oath of the new Prosecutor General Juris Stukans. Consequently, the Prosecutor General will be entitled to take up his duties as the term of office of the current Prosecutor General expires on 11 July.
8 July, 2020

An exhibition on the contribution of senators to the field of legal literature is on display at the Supreme Court

The Senate is not only a cassation instance dealing with specific cases and a developer of case law, but also a promoter of legal thought. The words of a senator have weight not only in court rulings, but also in the lines written in books. In preparation for the 25th anniversary of the restoration of the Senate, the Supreme Court has created an exhibition “Senators in the Field of Legal Literature”, which testifies to the contribution of senators to the development of legal thought in Latvia.
2 July, 2020

During the meeting with the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court calls on the authorities in Latvia to cooperate to achieve a common goal

On July 2, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss met with Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins to discuss possible cooperation between the executive and the judiciary in order to strengthen the rule of law in the country. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was pleased with the opportunity to discuss the problems existing in the country from the point of view of both the executive and the judiciary. During the meeting, Aigars Strupiss emphasized the need for all authorities in Latvia to cooperate and engage in discussions. "We are independent, but all in the same boat, and all the authorities in Latvia must row this boat together," the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court said.
18 June, 2020

The first meeting of the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court with the Minister of Justice and the Chair of Riga Regional Court

On June 18, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss, who took office two days before that date, met with the Minister of Justice Janis Bordans.