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20 October, 2014

JUDGES TELL PUPILS ABOUT THEIR WORK DURING THE WEEK OF CAREER

Thinking about future occupation, inquisitive pupils from five schools of Riga visited the Supreme Court last week. Pupils met judges, telling about judge’s office, how they decided to become judges in their time.
20 October, 2014

STORY ABOUT JANIS SKUDRE, THE SENATOR OF THE SENATE OF LATVIA IS PUBLISHED IN A BOOK

Janis Skudre was one of seven senators of the Senate of Latvia - the highest court instance of the first period of the Free State of Latvia, whose life after the Soviet occupation ended tragically in Gulag camps in Siberia. Story about life of Janis Skudre is written by Vilnis Vietnieks, a man from the same district, Selonian, former senator of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate of the Supreme Court. First chapters of the story “And a star falls into the lake” were published in the journal “Jurista Vārds” (“Lawyer’s Word”) and regional newspapers, and now the story may be read together in the book “Saukas skices” (“Sketches of Sauka”) by Vilnis Vietnieks, which has just been published.
17 October, 2014

EXPERTS IN ISSUES RELATED TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VISIT THE SUPREME COURT

On 17 October, two experts in issues related to human trafficking from the United States of America – Virginia Mary Kendall, the judge for a district court and Daniel H.Weiss, a federal prosecutor, visited the Supreme Court. During meeting with Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and judges of the Department of Criminal Cases and the Chamber of Criminal Cases, issues related to the most significant problems regarding investigation and trials of such cases were discussed.
16 October, 2014

THE CHIEF JUSTICE ACCEPTS AN OATH OF A BAILIFF

On 16 October, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepted an oath of Nauris Miglavs, a bailiff. Nauris Miglavs will be sworn bailiff of Vidzeme regional court.
11 October, 2014

MATERIALS OF TWO CONFERENCES – IN THE SUPREME COURT BULLETIN

Although the ninth edition of “The Supreme Court Bulletin” has been printed yet, it may be read in electronic form on the web site of the Supreme Court already. Materials of two conferences – allocutions, reports and summary of discussions heard at the conference “Courts in Legal Culture Space” dedicated to the tenth anniversary of administrative courts and materials of Latvian Judges’ Conference – are published in this issue of the bulletin.
8 October, 2014

RESEARCH ON CASE-LAW IN CRIMINAL CASES REGARDING DESTRUCTION AND DAMAGING OF PROPERTY IS PERFORMED

Research on case-law in criminal cases regarding destruction and damaging of property is discussed and accepted at the general meeting of judges of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court. Research on case-law is performed by Dr. iur. Valentija Liholaja, the professor of the Department Of Criminal Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia, in cooperation with the Division of Case-law and the Department of Criminal Cases.
2 October, 2014

THE SUPREME COURT INVITES TO DAYS OF FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

To extend understanding and interest of students – prospective lawyers – about Latvian court system and to allow them to get insight into one of the most interesting, but at the same time one of the most difficult legal professions, namely, the profession of a judge, the Supreme Court continues tradition and organises Days of First-year Students in the Supreme Court in October-December.
2 October, 2014

23 FROM AMONG 151 PERSONALITIES OF TODAY’S LAWYERS ARE FROM THE SUPREME COURT

On October 2, the book “Latvian lawyer of today. 151 personalities” celebrated its opening in presence of heroes of the book, in Small Hall of the University of Latvia. The book is unique already at present and it will remain such also for history.
1 October, 2014

JUDGES OF THE COURTS OF LOWER INSTANCES OF EUROPEAN COUNTRIES VISIT THE SUPREME COURT

On 30 September judges of courts of the first and the second instance from Hungary, Germany, Romania, Austria and Poland visited the Supreme Court within framework of the visit on exchange of experience, to get acquainted with work of the highest Latvian court instance and the Council for the Judiciary and to share their experience.
1 October, 2014

CASE-LAW OF ADMINISTRATIVE COURTS IN CASES ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IS SUMMARISED

Number of cases on public procurement increases in administrative courts every year, and consequently, range of issues reviewed in the Supreme Court extended as well. This fact urged the Department of Administrative Cases to summarize aspects of application of public procurement procedure and control of rule of law, thus establishing both an opportunity to uniform future case-law and an opportunity for interested persons to get acquainted with previous conclusions of courts together.