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29 October, 2019

Two Senators of the Supreme Court have received the highest state award

In accordance with the decision of the President of the Republic of Latvia and the Order of Chapters, the Order of the Three Stars was awarded to Peteris Dzalbe, Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court, and to Marite Zagere, Senator of the Department of Civil Cases, for meritorious service to Latvia.
28 October, 2019

Supreme Court employees gain experience in other Latvian courts

On October 24, a delegation of Supreme Court visited the Administrative Regional Court, Riga District Court in Jurmala and Zemgale District Court in Tukums to exchange experience, learn about the work of first and second instance courts, and discuss opportunities for the mutual cooperation. Seven staff members from all divisions of the Supreme Court – the Senate’s departments, Division of Case-law and research, Administration and Chancery – took part in the exchange visit.
24 October, 2019

“Interference with the administration of justice is unacceptable,” states the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

The course of court proceedings must be as effective as possible in every case and the court must reach a fair judgment as soon as possible. This is particularly important in the criminal case of the Zolitude tragedy, as stated by Ivars Bickovics, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. At the same time, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court points out that neither he nor the judges of the Supreme Court have the right to intervene in the organizational matters of a lower court and to influence the course of the proceedings.
22 October, 2019

The Supreme Court is visited by the Spanish Ambassador to Latvia Susana Cámara Angulo

On 22 October, the Supreme Court was visited by the Spanish Ambassador to Latvia, Susana Cámara Angulo, who was appointed to this position last autumn.
21 October, 2019

Former Senator Valerijans Jonikans is awarded the title of Judge Emeritus

The Council for the Judiciary awarded the title of Judge Emeritus to former Supreme Court Senator Valerijans Jonikans, who ceased to hold judicial office on April 30, 2019.
17 October, 2019

Court employees gain experience in the Supreme Court of Iceland

Last week within the framework of the project “The role of judge assistants in effective work organization of the Supreme Court”, Sanita Jefimova, assistant to the Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court, Madara Senbruna, judge assistant of the Department of Administrative Cases, and Reinis Odins, legal research counsel of the Department of Civil Cases visited Iceland.
7 October, 2019

The Supreme Courts of Latvia and the Nordic countries will co-operate in streamlining the work of judge assistants

The Supreme Court has started to implement the project “The role of judge assistants in effective work organization of the Supreme Court”. The project prepared by the Administration of the Supreme Court of Latvia has received support by the Nordic and Baltic Mobility Programme for Public Administration.
25 September, 2019

Chair of the Department participates in the colloquium dedicated to 30th anniversary of the General Court of the European Union

On 25 September, the General Court of the European Union celebrates its 30th anniversary. To honour this event, a colloquium "The General Court of the European Union in the Digital Era" is being held in Luxembourg, attended by Veronika Krumina, Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court.
20 September, 2019

Delegation of the Supreme Court of Slovenia visits Latvia

This week, the Supreme Court welcomed a delegation from the Supreme Court of Slovenia, headed by Damijan Florjančič, President of the Supreme Court of Slovenia. The guests came to Latvia to get acquainted with the experience of Latvian colleagues in ensuring the performance of the Supreme Court and to share their experience in this matter.
3 September, 2019

The great granddaughter of Kristaps Valters, the first Chief Justice of the Senate, visits Latvia

The centenary of the Senate of Latvia has left lasting historical traces not only in the judicial system of Latvia, but also in the families of senators. Thanks to information available on the website of the Supreme Court about the planting of a memorial oak in honour of Kristaps Valters, first Chief Justice of the Senate, his great granddaughter Christine Valters Paintner learned about her great grandfather's role in the history of Latvia. She also learned that neither the Supreme Court nor the Senator’s hometown Kuldiga has any information about descendants of Kristaps Valters, so she contacted us and came to Latvia.