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20 March, 2012

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in Moldova reports on judicial self-government in Latvia

Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, participates in seminar organized by the Ministry of Justice of Moldova “About reform of court system” that takes place in Chisinau on the 21st and 22nd of March. The Chiefs Justices of the Supreme Courts of Latvia and Lithuania, as well as heads of Lithuanian institutions of judicial self-government will share their experience in seminar devoted to judicial self-government system, its independence, efficiency and development.
16 March, 2012

The Head of the Division of Case-law: references to case-law should be given in court rulings rather than to rulings adopted in other cases

All rulings with case-law theses developed and which are placed on the home page of the Supreme Court, are of case-law importance and courts, inter alia, the Senate, should refer to those in rulings rather than to rulings in other cases, which are not considered to be case-law and which are not available for public, Pavels Gruzins, the Head of the Division of Case-law, indicated at the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court on the 16th of March, noting that this issue is discussible.
16 March, 2012

Number of cases pending in court Chamber has decreased; procss of liquidation of the Chamber of Criminal Cases has been marked

In 2011, number of cases pending had decreased both in the Chamber of Civil cases and in the Chamber of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court. At the end of previous year, 1214 civil cases were pending in the Chamber of the Civil Cases, and it is for 103 cases less than at the end of 2010; however, 326 criminal cases were pending in the Chamber of Criminal Cases and it is for 49 cases less than at the end of 2010.
16 March, 2012

The Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate indicates incorrepondence of politicians’ words to their works and weak dialogue between the Constitutional Court and other courts

Veronika Krumina, the Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, indicated in her report on the work of the department that 2011 was the second year in history of the department (the first one was 2009), when number of cases reviewed was bigger than number of cases received, and it means that the department has begun to decrease accumulation of cases gradually.
16 March, 2012

The Department of Criminal Cases will promote uniform case-law in cases on money laundering schemes

Peteris Dzalbe, the Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate, in his report on work of the department last year, indicated three main directions stated when he undertook management of the department in 2011: improvement of quality of the Senate’s rulings; continuing education of senators and improvement of cooperation with scientists in field of national criminal law and criminal procedure, when solving problems of legal nature.
16 March, 2012

Number of claims of cassation increased, and number of protests decreased in the Department of Civil Cases

Zigmants Gencs, the Chair of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate in his report on work of department in 2011, pointed out that the department received more cases with claims of cassation that it was previous year; however, number of cassation protests submitted due significant violations of material and procedural laws and regulations is less for 120. The Chair explains significant decrease of number of protests with the fact that applications are reviewed thoroughly and motivated answers are given to avoid repeated claims.
16 March, 2012

Peteris Dzalbe is elected in Central Election Commission, and Inara Garda is elected for the post of secretary of the Plenary Session

On the 16th of March, the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court elected Peteris Dzalbe, the deputy of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate, for the post of representative of judges in Central Election Commission. Mr.Dzalbe executed these duties previously as well.
16 March, 2012

The Plenary Session elects Marite Zagere for the post of the Chair of Disciplinary Court

Marite Zagere, the senator of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, was elected for the post of the Chair of Disciplinary Court in Plenary Session of the Supreme Court on the 16th of March. Marite Zagere received 9 votes in secret vote, another candidate Andris Gulans, the senator of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, received 9 votes.
16 March, 2012

The Supreme Court has to administer the law correctly and proficiently rather than to state the goal to review bigger number of cases faster

“Last year that was eventful for our country, Latvian court system, inter alia, the Supreme Court was able to provide stable work and availability to fair trial in any circumstances”, said Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, when summarising work of the Supreme Court in 2011 at Plenary Session on the 16th of March.
14 March, 2012

The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court: analysis of work carried out last year and four elections

On Friday, the 16th of March, the Plenary Session or general meeting of judges of the Supreme Court will come together to assess work carried out in 2011 and to elect representatives of judges in several institutions of judicial self-government and in the Central Election Commission.