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20 April, 2015

SURVEY: LAWYERS AND STUDENTS OF LAW FIND INFORMATION BY THE SUPREME COURT USEFUL

The fundamental function of the Supreme Court is to administer justice and to develop case-law. However, the Supreme Court set informing and educating of society as its supplementary function, and lawyers and students of law have been one of the most importance audiences for work of the Court. To learn what would be useful to these audiences in cooperation with the Supreme Court, and how to use opportunities offered by the Supreme Court in more effective way, survey among lawyers and students of law was carried out.
20 April, 2015

THE SUPREME COURT PROVIDES USEFUL INFORMATION TO MEDIA ON MEDIA DAY

On 17 April, continuing the tradition, which was started last year, the Supreme Court invited both national and regional media to Media Day in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court invited journalists, who write articles and create broadcasts on justice.
15 April, 2015

SCIENTIFIC ADVISERS COMMENCED WORK IN THE SUPREME COURT

“The Supreme Court becoming only cassation instance as a result of court reform, its work will be even more important in court system – not by number of rulings, but by their importance in development of case-law, theoretical reasoning and use of scientific conclusions”, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court said at the meeting with new scientific advisers of the Supreme Court. The Chief Justice stressed the fact that scientific analytical service has been developed to support work of departments.
15 April, 2015

THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT NOMINATES KALNMEIERS TO THE OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTOR GENERAL FOR COORDINATION IN THE COUNCIL FOR THE JUDICIARY

Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, having assessed received proposals and his own considerations, decided to nominate Eriks Kalnmeiers as a candidate to the office of the Prosecutor General for coordination in the Council for the Judiciary.
13 April, 2015

REPORT ON PERFORMANCE OF THE SUPREME COURT IN 2014 IS PUBLISHED IN THE BULLETIN OF THE SUPREME COURT

Although being printed in the printing-house yet, the new issue of the Supreme Court Bulletin is available for reading in electronic form. One may say that it is festive issue a bit, as it is the tenth issue since restoration of the Bulletin in 2010. The Bulletin includes public report of the Supreme Court for 2014 – reports by Heads of structural units, statistics, report by the Chair of the Disciplinary Court and summary by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on performance of last year and perspectives.
8 April, 2015

JAUTRITE BRIEDE DISCHARGES DUTIES OF THE AD HOC JUDGE IN THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

On 8 April, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg will hear the case “Avotins v. Latvia”. Jautrite Briede, the judge of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court, will discharge duties of ad hoc judge in this case.
7 April, 2015

TWO CANDIDATES ARE NOMINATED TO THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT

Until 7 April, when judges of the Supreme Court could nominate candidates to the office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for next five-year term of office, two candidates were registered, namely, Ivars Bickovics, the present Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and Andris Gulans, the judge of the Department of Administrative Cases.
3 April, 2015

CONCLUSONS OF ADMINISTRATIVE COURTS IN CASES ON SOCIAL SECURITY ISSUES ARE SUMMARISED

Extensive summary of conclusions of case-law of administrative courts in cases on social security or social guarantees is published on the web site of the Supreme Court, in section “Judicature”. Compilation was prepared by Mg.iur. Anita Kovalevska, the judge of the Administrative regional court, in cooperation with the Department of Administrative Cases and the Division of Case-law of the Supreme Court.
30 March, 2015

RECOMMENDATIONS ON CORRECT STRUCTURING AND DEVELOPMENT OF CONTENT OF COURT RULINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES ARE MADE

Court rulings must be not only legally correct, clear and neat, but their content must be easy to perceive and comprehensible – such conclusions are made in summary prepared by Doctor of Law Elita Nimande, the associate professor at the Department of Criminal Law of the University of Latvia, in cooperation with the Division of Case-law of the Supreme Court.
27 March, 2015

THE SUPREME COURT APPRECIATES IMPORTANCE OF REGIONAL COURTS IN LATVIAN COURT SYSTEM

When greeting regional courts on the 20th anniversary of their establishment, the Supreme Court points out important place of regional courts in court system both 20 years ago, when, establishing three-level court system in Latvia, appellate instance was restored and regional courts were established after the break lasting for 55 years, and now, when reform of Latvian court system is implemented and, having liquidated Chambers of the Supreme Court, regional courts will remain the only appellate instance. On 27 March, when addressing participants of the ceremonial sitting dedicated to anniversary of regional courts, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, pointed out the fact that not only work load of regional courts, but also their responsibility in respect of development of uniform case-law will increase.