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29 January, 2016

SUPREME COURT: PUNISHMENTS IMPOSED IN FINANCE CRIMES ARE AFFECTED BY QUALITY OF INVESTIGATION AND PUBLIC PROSECUTION

The Supreme Court considers reproaches expressed by officials of the State Revenue Service to courts for inadequacy of punishments imposed for serious finance crimes to be unfair and general. The Supreme Court has sent a letter to the Director-General of the State Revenue Service, asking to find an opportunity to get familiarised with summary carried out by the Finance Police Department, which was mentioned at the press conference of the State Revenue Service on 27 January, to involve in research of this problem within its competence.
22 January, 2016

JANIS BAUMANIS IS GRANTED THE STATUS OF AN EXPERT OF THE LATVIAN COUNCIL OF SCIENCE

On 21 January, Doctor in Law Janis Baumanis, the scientific adviser to the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court, was granted the status of an expert of the Latvian Council of Science in law.
19 January, 2016

GOVERNMENT ALTERS LIST OF AD HOC JUDGES FROM LATVIA IN THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Observing the fact that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe elected Martins Mits, the associated professor of Riga Graduate School of Law to the office of a judge of the European Court of Human Rights, on 19 January the Cabinet of Ministers struck him out of the list of ad hoc judges proposed by Latvia. To avoid possible conflict of interests or doubts regarding fair adjudication of cases against Latvia, his spouse – Dace Mita, the judge of the Supreme Court, was also excluded from the list of ad hoc judges.
18 January, 2016

CASE-LAW IN CASES ON CRUELTY AND VIOLENCE TOWARDS MINORS IS SUMMARISED

The Division of Case-law of the Supreme Court, in cooperation with the Doctor in law Valentija Liholaja, has carried out study of case-law in criminal cases on cruelty and violence towards minors, and conclusions of compilation are accepted at the general meeting of judges of the Department of Criminal Cases.
8 January, 2016

STATE SERVANTS MORE OFTEN LITIGATE ON RESULTS OF COMPETITIONS FOR THE OFFICE

Having updated compilation of court decisions in cases on state service, the Supreme Court concludes that subject of disputes of last two years significantly differs from issues, which were topical in case-law in 2007-2013. In last two years, number of court cases on removal of officials from the office due to liquidation of a position or decrease of number of officials has decreased significantly. However, number of applications including a request to assess decisions regarding appointment of servants to an office in result of open competition has increased.
6 January, 2016

THE STATE WILL PROVIDE LEGAL AID TO APPEAL AGAINST DECISIONS OF ORPHAN’S COURTS TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE COURT

Today, on 6 January, amendments to the State Ensured Legal Aid Law extending range of cases, when the state ensures legal aid in administrative cases, come into force. The aid will be provided also to appeal against decisions of orphan’s courts to the administrative court.
4 January, 2016

THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE CASES WORKS IN EXPANDED COMPOSITION

In accordance with the decision of the Council for the Judiciary, number of judges in the structural units of the Supreme Court has been re-distributed as from 1 January – number of judges in the Department of Administrative Cases has been increased for one judge, having reduced the number of judges in the Chamber of Civil Cases.
4 January, 2016

DIVISION OF CASE-LAW AND RESEARCH STARTS WORK IN THE SUPREME COURT

As from 1 January, there have been changes in organisational structure of the Supreme Court – previous Division of Case-law has been reorganised, transforming it into the Division of Case-law and Research.