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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.
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.