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6 August, 2012

Judge of the ECHR: courts may become serious players on national power ground by making qualitative judgments

Ineta Ziemele, the judge of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) spends her summer vacation in Latvia working – also meeting judges of the Supreme Court. The meeting in the Supreme Court on the 6th of August was continuation of discussion that rose up between judges of the ECHR and national highest court instances in the international conference “The Role of National Supreme courts in Protection of Human Rights” on the 2nd of May, searching for common points of work in field of human rights protection.
30 July, 2012

The deputy Chief Justice accepts notary’s vow

On the 30th of July, Gunars Aigars, the deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and at present – executor of duties of the Chief Justice accepted vow of notary Iluta Sauliete.Iluta Sauliete will execute duties of sworn notary on the territory of Vidzeme regional court – in Valka and Smiltene
19 July, 2012

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court meets the new Minister of Justice

On the 19th of July, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, met Janis Bordans, the new Minister of Justice to discuss prospective of further cooperation. During the first visit, the Minister indicated his general vision of field of justice and prior directions of operation including effectivisation of court proceedings as well as improvement of IT solutions in field of justice.
6 July, 2012

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court takes vow of two notaries of Latgale regional court

On the 6th of July, the notaries’ vow ceremony took place in the Supreme Court. During this ceremony, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, took vow of new notaries Linda Damane and Evija Paluma.
2 July, 2012

The Chamber of Criminal Cases proceeds with reviewing cases subordinated to it until amendments of Criminal Procedure Law

The Chamber of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court continues its work also after July 1, when amendments of the Criminal Procedure Law came into force. These amendments prescribe implementation of so called “clear court instances” in criminal procedure, abjuring hearing cases in the Chamber of Criminal Cases.
28 June, 2012

The stage in project on modernisation of Latvia’s courts is accomplished by organising a videoconference

One of stages of project “Modernisation of courts in Latvia” performed collectively by Latvia and Switzerland was accomplished on the 28th of June by presentation of videoconference and sound-recording equipment organised in court room of the Supreme Court.The project is carried out by the Court Administration in cooperation with the Latvian Prison Administration applying funds granted by Swiss Confederation.
22 June, 2012

The Committee on Judicial Ethics will be managed by Visvaldis Sprudzans also in future

Newly elected Committee on Judicial Ethics called to the first meeting by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on the 22nd of June, elected Visvaldis Sprudzans, the deputy of the Chair of Zemgale regional Court for the post of the Chair of the Committee. Dzintra Balta, the judge of the Riga Regional Court was elected for the post of the deputy of the Chair of the Committee. Visvaldis Sprudzans is elected for the post of the Chair of this institution of judicial self-government repeatedly.
14 June, 2012

Twenty-three advocates give a vow to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

On the 14th of June Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepted vow of twenty-three advocates taken in Latvian Board of Sworn Advocates.
5 June, 2012

Amendments to Criminal Procedure Law and to Medical Treatment Law are necessary to make application of compulsory measures of a medical nature more effective

The Division of Case-Law of the Supreme Court in cooperation with Andrejs Judins, the specialist in field of law, performed study on case-law in criminal proceedings for determination of compulsory measures of a medical nature.
1 June, 2012

Zane Petersone will represent Latvia in Association of European Judges for Mediation also in future

Latvia will be represented in Association of European Judges for Mediation (GEMME) also in future, as new Board was elected in General Assembly of the Association in Paris on May 10-13, and Zane Petersone, executer of duties of a judge of the Supreme Court, was elected in composition of the Board. New president and his deputies were elected in meeting of the Board and representatives of member states of GEMME, The new president is Jaime O. Cardona Ferreira from Portugal. In sessions of the Board and representatives of member states of GEMME main questions were related to development of association, activities planned, visions about directions of operation of GEMME needed, inter alia, attraction of new member states, also from outside Europe. Next meeting and conference that will take place in November, 2012, in Sofia, Bulgaria, and events dedicated to the 10th anniversary of GEMME that will take place in December, 2013, in Paris, France, were also discussed.