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26 April, 2012

Comments to Civil Law in succession prepared by Zigmants Gencs are published

Zigmants Gencs, the Chairman of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate of the Supreme Court prepared book “Comments to Civil Law. Part Two. Succession (Section 655-686)”, published by Court House Agency.
26 April, 2012

The Saeima approves Livija Slica for the post of a judge of the Supreme Court

On the 26th of April, Saeima approved Livija Slica in the post of a judge of the Supreme Court, dismissing her from the post of a judge of Administrative regional court at the same time. 80 Parliamentarians placated, nobody voted contra and one Parliamentarian refrained. Livija Slica was chosen for the post of a judge of the Supreme Court as a result of open competition for this post. When evaluating her candidacy in two stages of open competition of selection of candidates for the post of a judge of the Supreme Court and having received positive statement of Judicial Qualifications Committee, committee for selection of competitors admitted Livia Slica to be appropriate for the post of a senator of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate of the Supreme Court.
23 April, 2012

Statement of State Control on annual report of the Supreme Court for year 2011 is given without demur

The State Control in its audit admitted that annual report of the Supreme Court for year 2011 provides clear and actual idea of institution financial situation, its changes and operation results in all significant aspects. The statement is given without demur.
23 April, 2012

The delegation of the Supreme Court goes to the International Criminal Court in The Hague

Traditionally, the delegation of the Supreme Court goes on a visit to exchange experience to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg annually, however, this year delegation goes to the International Criminal Court in The Hague for the first time. The delegation that went to The Hague on the 23rd of April is lead by Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; delegation consists of Peteris Dzalbe, the Head of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate, Veronika Krumina, the Head of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, Pavels Gruzins, the Head of the Division of Case-Law, Sandra Lapina, the Head of the Administration, Elina Majore, the Head of the Chancery of the Senate and Jekaterina Cernenko, the court interpreter.
20 April, 2012

Informative consultations of mediators will be available in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court expressed readiness to participate in mediation pilot-project “Popularization and Implementation of Mediation in Latvian Court System”, and first duty of mediators in the court is expected on the 26th of April. The Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate has already sent the first call to the participants of cases to use mediation, and the Chamber of Civil Cases supported this project.If it would be possible to make a conclusion according to case file materials that mediation may be applied to dispute existing between participants of proceedings, then the court would send letters to parties with a call to think about opportunity to use mediation to achieve solution of dispute that would acceptable for all parties.
13 April, 2012

Judges of the Supreme Court will listen to the Representative of the Latvian Government before International Human Rights Organisations

On the 27th of April, according to invitation of the Supreme Court, Inga Reine, the Representative of the Latvian Government before International Human Rights Organisations, will meet judges of the Supreme Court.
28 March, 2012

The Supreme Court invites representative of the Cabinet of Ministers in international human rights institutions to a meeting

The Supreme Court has got acquainted with report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs “About Cases Reviewed by the European Court on Human Rights, in which imperfection of operation of national courts was reason of claims submitted” that had been reviewed in session of the Cabinet of Ministers on the 27th of March, and decided to listen to description of situation given by Inga Reine...
26 March, 2012

The Supreme Court publishes site of rulings of the European Court of Human Rights translated into Latvian language

To provide availability of rulings of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to judges and employees of the court, thus promoting more extensive and comprehensive use of rulings of the ECHR, rulings of the ECHR translated into Latvian language have been aggregated in electronic system of the Supreme Court developed for internal use for several years.
23 March, 2012

Improvements necessary in legal regulation of operational activities are discussed

Latvia should analyse judgments of the European Court of Human Rights on inviolability of private life to prevent duly imperfections of laws and to increase level of observation of human rights when performing preventive measures of operational activity – lecturers and representatives of law enforcement institutions, the Saeima and ministries, when meeting in the Supreme Court at a seminar about legal regulation and carrying out of operational activities. Linards Mucins, who participated in drafting of Law on Operative Activity in the beginning of 90-ties of the 20th century, in the beginning of seminar discussions told about aims and process of creation of law. He stressed that the law is written well in its basis and there would be no need to write a new law. L.Mucins indicated several fields to be improved, for example, information acquired during carrying out of operative activity, should be linked more with criminal proceedings, as well as opportunity of provision of constitutional defence rights should be implemented and rights and responsibilities of subjects of operative activity should be established precisely.
23 March, 2012

Finnish court employees visit the Supreme Court

On Thursday, the 22nd of March, group of court employees from Turku regional court of appeal (Finland) visited the Supreme Court. Employees of court administration, court secretaries and registrars got acquainted with work of employees of the Supreme Court, court premises and history. Sandra Lapina, the Head of the Administration of the Supreme Court told Finnish court employees about the Supreme Court in Latvian court system, organization of court work and personnel. Elina Majore, the Head of the chancery of the Senate told in details about movement of case files in chancery and work of court secretaries.