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23 January, 2009

Pupils get acquainted with work of the Supreme Court

On January 23, thirty pupils got acquainted with daily work of the Supreme Court. Pupils of Riga secondary school Nr. 25 and their form teacher took an opportunity and listened to hearings in Senate. This possibility arouse due to senator Janis Neimanis, who is alumnus of this school. Cases were reviewed in a joint session of Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, with participation of 6 senators. Pupils got concept, how hearings have been held and what is daily work of senators. Pupils also attended Museum of the Supreme Court, floor of the Cabinet, but the greatest interes was raised by the floor of Judicial panel of criminal proceedings with bar, in which cases are reviewed with participation of prisoners.
15 January, 2009

Practice of application of proceeds of temporary legal protection in administrative proceedings in administrative court has been summarized

On January 1, spacious changes in Admisitrative Procedure law have become effective, that will touch legal provisions, that regulate proceeds of temporary legal protection. Changes were made mainly taking into account problems, that have been stated in jurisprudence and they do not touch sense and criteria of application of proceeds of temporary legal protection. So, all statements that had been established before changes became effective, are still topical. They are collected in mutual summarization of the Department of Administrative Cases of Senate and Division of Jurisprudence „Application of proceeds of temporary legal protection in administrative process in court”. Administrative Procedure law provides three proceeds of temporary legal protection: interception and resumption of operation of administrative act and actual activity, temporary adjustment and immediate implementation of judgement. Interception of operation of administrative act is used, if there is application about cancellation of administrative act. For its part, temporary adjustment has been used, if there is application about delivery of administrative act.
7 January, 2009

The collection of rulings of Senate have been sent to library of the European Court of Human Rights

The Supreme Court has sent collections of rulings of the Senate of 2007 to library of the European Court of Human Rights. Annotations and prefaces of verdicts and rulings of all three departaments of the Senate are translated into English, so wide range of readers can get acquainted with resolutions of the highest court of Latvia that are reflected in rulings. Collections of rulings of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate and the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate were published earlier, but the collection of verdicts and rulings of the Department of Civil Cases became available for readers only in the end of last December. In collection of verdicts and rulings of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate one hundred and twenty rulings are published, that have been chosen among all accepted rulings of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate in year 2007. They may raise interest of lawyers and other interesents, as well as they are applicable for using in studying process in high schools of law. Rulings of the Supreme Court and interpretation of laws reflected in rulings are not mandatory for courts that review similar cases, but these rulings can serve as sample of recommendation of use of law standards.