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1 June, 2012

News in bulletin of the Supreme Court – classification of rulings of the Senate for 2011

The 4th issue of “Bulletin of the Supreme Court” is published and it will reach all Latvian courts and other judicial institutions, as well as libraries and higher educational institutions in nearest future. Bulletin contains information about activities of the Supreme Court related to topical issues in field of human rights and international cooperation, as well as topical decisions of the Board of Justice in issues conceptual to judiciary.
30 May, 2012

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court meets the President

On the 30th of May, in Riga Palace, the President Andris Berzins met Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to discuss results of work of the Supreme Court in 2011 and work priorities for this year. During meeting, I.Bickovics informed the President about work done in the Supreme Court last year. Although number of cases arrived to the court hadn’t increased significantly last year, but terms of review of civil cases become longer, especially in commercial disputes due to difficulty of cases.
28 May, 2012

Mark of Distinction of Judicial System is granted

Today Gaidis Berzins, the Minister of Justice, in festive ceremony in the Supreme Court gave award of judiciary – the Mark of Distinction of Judicial System to eight officials belonging to judiciary. The Mark of Distinction has three tiers. Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, is awarded with 1st tier Mark of Distinction of Judicial System for excellent lifelong contribution to development of Latvian judicial system, strengthening democracy and rule of law in Latvia and in the world.
24 May, 2012

The Commission on Judicial Ethics is elected in judicial e-conference

According to plan of organisation and performance of judicial electronic conference approved by the Board of Justice, nine judges are elected in judicial e-conference on May 24, to work in the Commission on Judicial Ethics. Counting committee informs that 466 judges voted in e-conference. 30 votes are considered to be invalid.
21 May, 2012

Advocates from the USA visit the Supreme Court

Ten advocates from the United States of America visited the Supreme Court on the 21st of May. Group of American advocates exchanges experience during their visit, getting acquainted with Latvian and Lithuanian court system. During meeting in the Supreme Court, Veronika Krumina, the Chairwoman of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate acquainted American advocates with Latvian court system and structure and functions of the Supreme Cour
15 May, 2012

UN expert asks about influence of economic breakdown to work of the Supreme Court

Dr. Cephas Lumina, independent United Nations Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, visited the Supreme Court on the 15th of May to ask about role and opportunities of the Supreme Court in providing human rights in time of economic breakdown and stabilisation. The expert met Veronika Krumina, the Chairwoman of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, and Dace Mita, the senator of the same department.
8 May, 2012

The President awards Georgijs Kuznecovs with the Cross of Recognition

The 8th of May was important day for Georgijs Kuznecovs, long-term ex-judge of the Supreme Court, as Andris Berzins, the President of the state visited him to give state award – The Cross of Recognition. Due to health problems, Georgijs Kuznecovs was not able to arrive to ceremony of giving awards on the 4th of May in Riga Palace, so the award was delivered to him personally. The ex-judge was touched for honour that the President found time to pay a visit.
7 May, 2012

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepts vow of three advocates

On the 7th of May, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, accepted vow of three advocates admitted in the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates. Number of sworn advocates has been extended by Indulis Bukovskis, the ex-chief prosecutor ...
6 May, 2012

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court participates in events dedicated to state holidays; gratitude is expressed to ex-judge

Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, participated in festive events dedicated to the Day of Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia on the 4th of May. Together with other officials – the President Andris Berzins, the Speaker of the Saeima (the Parliament) Solvita Aboltina and the Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis – the Chief Justice laid flowers to the Monument of Freedom.
26 April, 2012

Role and opportunities of Supreme courts in protection of human rights will be discussed at international conference

Updating role of national Supreme courts in protection of human rights, the Supreme Court in cooperation with Riga Graduate School of Law organises international conference for judges of supreme courts on the 2nd of May. Judges of Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian and Polish Supreme Courts, Ineta Ziemele and Danute Jociene (Danutė Jočienė), judges of European Court of Human Rights, as well as judges of Constitutional Court and lecturers of Riga Graduate School of Law will participate in conference.