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21 March, 2019

Summary of case-law in competition cases

Competition law aims to protect and preserve free, fair and equal competition. Competition law is a mechanism for the development of a dynamic internal market and thus for the improvement of general welfare. In view of the particular public importance of competition law and its role in improving the business environment, the Supreme Court has summarized the case-law in competition cases.
13 March, 2019

New link between laws and case-law of the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court

“Judgment of the court makes the dry law alive and understandable to man”, said Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, at the press conference when opening the new project on the website of legal acts Likumi.lv. Henceforth, on the website Likumi.lv, the legal acts will be supplemented with references to rulings of the Supreme Court or Senate, in which findings expressed by the Court may be useful in deciding other cases and interpreting legal provisions. The articles of the legal acts will also contain information on the judgments of the Constitutional Court. The project was implemented by the official publisher of “Latvijas Vestnesis” in cooperation with the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court.
11 March, 2019

Summary of case-law in cases of the Financial and Capital Market Commission

The supervision of the financial and capital market sector is vital for the development of financial system and economics. The stability, competitiveness and development of the financial and capital market is supported by the Financial and Capital Market Commission, which regulates and supervises the activities of Latvian banks, credit unions, insurance companies and insurance intermediaries, financial instrument market participants, private pension funds, payment institutions and electronic money institutions. Considering the importance of the Financial and Capital Market Commission in promoting the stability of financial and capital market, the Supreme Court has compiled its case-law in cases regarding the Financial and Capital Market Commission.
8 March, 2019

The Supreme Court issues a book and opens a section on the website about historic judgements of the Senate

With the opening of the book “The Findings of the Senate of Latvia: Historical Heritage” on March 8, the Supreme Court concluded the centenary events of the Senate of Latvia and, as Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, said: “It is symbolic that the centenary events are concluded with opening of a book in which history connects with the present.”
8 March, 2019

Summary of case-law on claims subject to jurisdiction of administrative courts

The Division of Case-law and Research of the Supreme Court has summarized the findings of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate on the issue of claims subject to examination before administrative courts.
28 February, 2019

Students actively participate in the lessons in law at the Supreme Court

In the course of two days, on 27 and 28 February, four groups of students arrived at the Supreme Court to take part in lessons in law led by Veronika Krumina, the Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate. 130 students from Riga Grammar School of Nordic Languages, Vilaka State Gymnasium, Rekava Secondary School, Aizupe Primary School and Riga Building College visited the Court. Students learnt about the judicial system and the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, as well as about the different types of proceedings, the possibilities of appeal and the daily work of a judge.
27 February, 2019

The ambassador calls to make use of opportunities offered by international law institutions in The Hague

Latvia has a wide range of opportunities to be represented in international institutions in The Hague – stated Ilze Ruse, the Latvian Ambassador to the Netherlands, while visiting the Supreme Court. She emphasized that by engaging in work of these institutions Latvia presents itself as a responsible representative of the international legal system.
27 February, 2019

The Chairs of Departments of the Senate ruled that an application for the annulment of a registration of a fact of death and of a death certificate shall be examined by administrative courts

When examining the request of a judge of the District Administrative Court to determine the jurisdiction of the case, the meeting of Chairs of Departments of the Senate indicated that the court in the case concerning the annulment of registration of fact of death does not have to establish the fact that the person is alive, but whether or not there was a basis for making a record in the death register. The subject of the dispute in such cases is the existence of preconditions for recording the information in the death register. According to Section 46, Paragraph three of the Law on Registration of Civil Status Documents, this issue shall be examined in accordance with the procedures specified in the Administrative Procedure Law.
25 February, 2019

The number of cases received at the Supreme Court has decreased

The statistics of the Supreme Court in 2018 show that there is a stable positive situation regarding the adjudication of civil cases. The accumulation of administrative cases has increased. Likewise, the accumulation of cases in the Department of Criminal Cases has increased, since, according to the decision of the Constitutional Court, it takes more time for a collegial decision-making on the admissibility of cases in comparison to decision adopted by one judge as it was previously.
25 February, 2019

Priority of the work of the Supreme Court – reduction of length of proceedings

“This year’s priority of the Supreme Court is reducing the time limits for reviewing cases by using internal resources and ensuring effective work organization in departments,” Chief Justice Ivars Bickovics pointed out at the Annual Report Plenary Session on 22 February.