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20 January, 2015

OECD EXPERTS ASK ABOUT COURT SYSTEM

To prepare the second research report of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD), which includes questions related to system of justice, experts of this organisation – Tatyana Teplova and Chloe Lelievre visited the Supreme Court on January 20.
20 January, 2015

THE SUPREME COURT INVITES PUPILS OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO APPLY FOR SHADOW DAY

This year, the Supreme Court also supports Shadow Day – career education event for pupils, which is popular all over the world, inviting pupils of secondary schools to be “shadows” in the Supreme Court on 11 February.
19 January, 2015

THE DISCIPLINARY COURT AMENDS DECISION OF THE JUDICIAL DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE AND IMPOSES A REPRIMAND ON A JUDGE

The Disciplinary Court amended decision of the Judicial Disciplinary Committee to propose dismissal of a judge, who reviewed and rendered rulings in written procedure in several civil cases, when preparing short judgement in a criminal case, from the office. The Disciplinary Court imposed a disciplinary punishment – reprimand – on a judge.
14 January, 2015

CASE-LAW IN CIVIL CASES ON REIMBURSEMENT OF MORAL INJURY IS SUMMARISED

The Supreme Court has performed compilation of case-law “Reimbursement of moral injury in civil cases”. The summary includes analysis of rulings of both court of cassation instance and other instances. Compilation comprises civil cases reviewed between 2006, when amendments to Section 1635 of the Civil Law were made, until August 2014.
8 January, 2015

THE DISCIPLINARY COURT ABOLISHES DECISION OF THE JUDICIAL DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE IN PART, BUT DOES NOT CHANGE DISCIPLINARY PUNISHMENT IMPOSED ON A JUDGE

On 8 January, the Disciplinary Court was convened in the Supreme Court to assess lawfulness of a decision of the Judicial Disciplinary Committee appealed by a judge of a district court.
7 January, 2015

COURT-RECOMMENDED MEDIATION STARTS TO OPERATE

Law on Mediation has been effective since last June, but regulation regarding court-recommended mediation, which follows from the Law on Mediation, became effective on 1 January 2015. Namely, it is judge’s obligation to recommend to parties to use mediation to solve dispute in all claims in civil cases.
6 January, 2015

THE CHAMBER OF CIVIL CASES WILL NOT RECEIVE NEW CASES ANYMORE

Continuing reform of court system and transition to clear three-level instance court system, refusal from Chambers of the Supreme Court takes place gradually. The Chamber of Criminal Cases terminated operation on 31 December, and amendments to the Civil Procedure Law, which became effective on 1 January 2015, in their turn envisage decreasing of flow of cases in the Chamber of Civil Cases, as term of end of operation of the Chamber is set 31 December 2016.
5 January, 2015

UPON TERMINATION OF EXISTENCE OF THE CHAMBER OF CRIMINAL CASES, STRUCTURE OF THE SUPREME COURT CHANGES

Along with reform of Latvian court system, as from 1 January structure of the Supreme Court has changed. The Chamber of Criminal Cases is not included in structure of the Supreme Court anymore, and the Chancery does not have the Secretariat of the Chamber of Criminal Cases any longer.