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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.
25 February, 2019

The availability of rulings and case-law of the Supreme Court is expanded

Out of 2817 rulings adopted by the Supreme Court last year, 1149 rulings are available in the Latvian courts’ portal, and since the beginning of 2018, not only judgments are being published but also decisions on ancillary complaints.
21 February, 2019

The exhibition in the Supreme Court tells about the past and the present of the Palace of Justice

The exhibition, which can be visited in the Supreme Court since February 21, tells about the Palace of Justice – a symbol of justice and a monument of Latvian architecture. Considering that “the court is a cultural institution and a sign of culture”, one of the most beautiful buildings in Riga – the Palace of Justice – was built for the needs of the Latvian courts. In December 1936, the foundation stone of the new building was solemnly laid, and in December 1938 the building was consecrated and the work of the Senate and other judicial institutions began.
13 February, 2019

On the Shadow Day, students learn about the daily work of the Supreme Court and of senators

On February 13, 17 students from Cesis, Vecpiebalga, Liepaja, Dagda, Rezekne, Jelgava, Ogre, Babite, Valmiera, Daugmale and Riga visited the Supreme Court to get acquainted with the work of the Supreme Court and the work of a judge.
8 February, 2019

The Supreme Court joins the European Court of Human Rights' Superior Courts Network

The Supreme Court has joined the Superior Courts Network organized by the European Court of Human Rights. Altogether there are 73 courts from 36 countries in the Network.
6 February, 2019

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in an interview for “Jurista Vārds”: The independence of the judiciary is in the interest of every person

In order to clarify the results of the Senate's work and the view of the judiciary on the recent changes, as well as on the reputation crises, the magazine "Jurista Vārds" (Lawyer’s Word) invited Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Chair of the Council for the Judiciary, for a discussion.
30 January, 2019

Summary of the case-law on the civil protection of honour and dignity

The Division of the Case-law and Research of the Supreme Court has compiled the case-law of the Department of Civil Cases in the cases on the civil protection of honour and dignity, which were examined between 2000 and 2018. The summary has been supplemented by the findings of the European Court of Human Rights in cases where the Court, by applying the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, has balanced the right to freedom of expression and the right to protection of honour and dignity that follow from the right to privacy, as well as has given other references in matters of honour and dignity.
25 January, 2019

The European Court of Human Rights topicalizes the importance of confidence in the judiciary

Today, January 25, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, takes part in the opening of the European Court of Human Rights’ judicial year in Strasbourg. An international seminar on how to enhance confidence in the judiciary is also taking place in the framework of this event.
17 January, 2019

The Chief Justice participates in the Ceremony for the Opening of the Judicial Year of the International Criminal Court

On January 18, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics participates in the Ceremony for the Opening of the Judicial Year and Judicial Seminar of the International Criminal Court Seminar in the Hague. The event is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.  
17 January, 2019

A book on criminological genes is issued

The publisher "Latvijas Vēstnesis" has issued the monograph “Towards the Purpose of Criminal Proceedings or Criminological Genes” written by Janis Baumanis, Legal Research Counsel to the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court.