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20 August, 2014

TRAINING IN MOOT COURT FOR CANDIDATES TO JUDGE’S OFFICE TOOK PLACE IN THE SUPREME COURT

On August 19, training of moot court for 20 candidates to judge’s office tool place in the Supreme Court, in cooperation with Latvian Judicial Training Centre. During the training prospective judges participated in moot court. The process was recorded and later discussed and analysed together with experienced judges – Veronika Krumina, the Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases and Dzintra Balta, the judge of Riga regional court.
13 August, 2014

COLLECTION OF JUDGEMENTS AND DECISIONS OF 2013 BY THE SENATE IS PUBLISHED

Collection of judgements and decisions of 2013 by the Senate of the Supreme Court is published and made its way to readers. This is the eighteenth Collection of the Judgements and Decisions by the Supreme Court Senate and it has been historical edition in some sense, as with amendments to the law “On Judicial Power” of 13 June 2013, the title of the Senate is deleted in Latvian court system as from 1 January 2014.
6 August, 2014

THE CABINET OF MINISTERS REVIEWS REPORT ON INFLUENCE OF LIQUIDATION OF THE CHAMBER OF CRIMINAL CASES TO PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES

On August 5, the Cabinet of Ministers reviewed information report prepared by the Ministry of Justice on influence of liquidation of the Chamber of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court to proceedings in criminal cases. The Chamber of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court operates until 31 December 2014, as along with reform of courts competence is redistributed among the Supreme Court, regional courts and district (city) courts, establishing that all cases shall be heard in the first instance only by district (city) courts, in the appellate instance – by regional courts and in cassation instance – by the Supreme Court. It is pointed out in the information report that it is possible to terminate operation of the Chamber of Criminal Cases in term stipulated by the law.
1 August, 2014

MOURNING NEWS – ANDREJS LEPSE, THE JUDGE OF THE CHAMBER OF CRIMINAL CASES OF THE SUPREME COURT HAS PASSED AWAY

The disease overpowered Andrejs Lepse, the judge of the Chamber of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court. On 31 July he passed away. Andrejs Lepse had worked as a judge for 33 years. He had been the Chair of Saldus district court; in 1985 he started to execute judicial duties in the Supreme Court. In 1995, when the Chamber of Criminal Cases was established in the Supreme Court, he was the first Chair thereof. In 1996, he was elected to the office of a judge of the Constitutional Court, returning to the Chamber of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court in 2007.
29 July, 2014

THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT ACCEPTS A VOW OF BAILIFFS

On July 29, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepted a vow of four bailiffs. Marcis Midegs and Elina Balasanjana became sworn bailiffs of Riga regional court, Maris Vanags will be sworn bailiff of Vidzeme regional court and Agnese Celherte – sworn bailiff of Zemgale regional court.
15 July, 2014

THE PRESIDENT OF LATVIA ACCEPTS JUDGE’S OATH OF AIGARS STRUPISS

On July 15, Andris Berzins, the President of Latvia, accepted solemn oath of Aigars Strupiss, the judge of the Supreme Court. The judge solemnly swore: “to be honest and fair, to be loyal to the Republic of Latvia, to always endeavour to determine the truth, never to betray it, and to adjudge strictly in accordance with the Constitution and the laws of the Republic of Latvia.” Having accepted the oath, the President of Latvia issued to the judge Aigars Strupiss the insignia of office.
7 July, 2014

THE JUDGE AIGARS STRUPISS STARTS WORK IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL CASES

On July 7, Aigars Strupiss starts work in the Supreme Court Department of Civil Cases. The new judge will give judge’s solemn oath to the President of Latvia on July 15.
4 July, 2014

THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT ACCEPTS THE OATH OF THE ADVOCATE

On 4 July Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, accepted an oath of Janis Kulbergs, who was admitted to the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates.
3 July, 2014

AIJA BRANTA PARTICIPATES IN PLENARY SESSION OF CEPEJ

On July 3-4, Aija Branta, the judge of the Chamber of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court, participates in the 23rd Plenary Session of the Council of Europe’s Commission for the Efficiency of Justice – CEPEJ, which is held in Baku, Azerbaijan.
3 July, 2014

BOOK „COMMENTS ON THE LAW ON NOTIFICATION” BY JANIS NEIMANIS IS PUBLISHED

In publishing house of “Latvijas Vestnesis” the book “Comments on the Law on Notification” by Janis Neimanis, the judge of the Supreme Court Department of Administrative Cases, associated professor of the University of Latvia, is published. The book is published in Latvian language.