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30 September, 2015

OFFICIALS OF COURTS OF LOWER INSTANCES OF EUROPEAN COUNTRIES VISIT THE SUPREME COURT

On 29 September, seven judges and a prosecutor from Germany, Romania, Slovenia and the Netherlands visited the Supreme Court within framework of the visit on exchange of experience, to get acquainted with work of the highest Latvian court instance and the Council for the Judiciary and to share their experience.
29 September, 2015

DZINTRA AMERIKA, THE JUDGE OF THE REGIONAL COURT, WILL WORK IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE CASES DURING THE VACANCY OF A JUDGE

As from 29 September, Dzintra Amerika, the judge of the Administrative regional court, discharges duties of a judge in the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court for the term of a vacancy of a judge.
28 September, 2015

THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL CASES ACQUIRES EXPERIENCE IN DENMARK AND NORWAY

The Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court participates in Nordic-Baltic mobility programme for public administration, and two study visits of representatives of the department were organised to Denmark and Norway. Judges of the Department – Aigars Strupiss, Marika Senkane and Zane Petersone, assistants to judges – Gunvaldis Davidovics, Santa Vigante, Anita Soloha and the assistant to the Chair of the Department, Linda Vigante, participated in the project.
25 September, 2015

HISTORY OF THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE IS THE HISTORY OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM – THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT POINTS OUT

On 25 September, when participating in the ceremonial sitting and greeting the Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Latvia on the 25th anniversary of its establishment, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, reminded that the Prosecutor’s Office is a part of the judicial system, and daily routine and holidays of the Prosecutor’s Office are also daily routine and holidays of the judicial system.
22 September, 2015

THE CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL CASES POINTS OUT NEW CHALLENGES IN EXAMINATION OF CASES ON TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS

“In fast changeable world, when international crime expands, we have to be ready for new challenges to discover, investigate, adjudicate complex crimes, and to protect victims in even new expressions of trafficking in human beings”, Peteris Dzalbe, the Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court pointed out at the conference on observation of victims’ rights in cases on trafficking in human beings.
21 September, 2015

SUPREME COURT: BY ACCEPTING REFUGEES, LOAD OF ADMINISTRATIVE COURTS WILL INCREASE

The Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court has sent a letter to the Head of the Government Laimdota Straujuma and to the Ministry of Justice, drawing the attention to some problematic aspects the administrative courts will inevitably deal with, when number of asylum seekers in the country will increase. It is necessary to solve these problems simultaneously with issue regarding opportunities to accept refugees – Veronika Krumina, the Chair of the Department, points out.
15 September, 2015

THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT WISHES NEW JUDGES COURAGE TO BE INDEPENDENT IN THEIR DECISIONS

On 15 September, candidates to an office of a judge and new judges, who study in the course for new judges at Latvian Judicial Training Centre, had class day in the Supreme Court. New and prospective judges met the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and got familiarised with history of the Supreme Court and Latvian court system.
10 September, 2015

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMERCIAL LAW IS DEDICATED TO AUGUST LOEBER, THE FOUNDER OF LATVIAN TRADE LAW

On 11 September, acknowledging rich heritage of Latvian legal system, which may serve as inspiration for new ideas, the Supreme Court, in cooperation with the Faculty of Law and the journal “Jurista Vārds” (“Lawyer’s Word”) organises a conference “Commercial Law in Baltic Legal Space” dedicated to the 150th anniversary of August Loeber, one of founders of Latvian legal system and civil law.
10 September, 2015

SUPREME COURTS OF THE BALTIC STATES SHARE EXPERIENCE OF INCREASE OF EFFICIENCY OF WORK

To participate in events of the week dedicated to the 150th anniversary of August Loeber, the senator of the Senate of Latvia, delegations of Supreme courts of Lithuania and Estonia came to the Latvia. Tradition of meeting of judges of the Baltic States, commenced in 30’s of the last century, has been continued also nowadays.
9 September, 2015

THE PRESIDENT OF THE STATE AND THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT UPDATE ISSUES RELATED TO RULE OF LAW

Considering it necessary to strengthen the rule of law in the country, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and Raimonds Vejonis, the President of the State, during the meeting on 8 September agreed on cooperation between the Supreme Court and expert committee established by the President of the State, which will prepare proposals on improvement of legal environment.