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11 October, 2016

FINNISH LAW STUDENTS VISIT SUPREME COURT

Tuesday, 11 October, Members of the Student Association of the Faculty of Law from the Turku city Åbo Akademi University in Finland attended Supreme Court to get introduced to the Latvian judicial system, work and functions of the Supreme Court. Adviser of the Case-law and Research Division Reinis Markvarts told guests about competence of the Supreme Court and Latvian legal system in general. Head of the Division Anita Zikmane introduced students to the cases recently reviewed in the Court of Justice of the European Union accordingly to the prejudicial decisions issued by the Supreme Court. Students wanted to know what education and skills are needed to become a justice in Latvia. Also guests wanted to find out how valuable are studies or internship in international universities.
10 October, 2016

SUMMARIZED CRIMINAL CASE LAW ON ILLEGAL CROSSING THE STATE BORDER

The Division of the Case-law and Research of the Supreme Court has summarized the case-law in criminal cases on crossing of the state border (Section 284 of the Criminal Law), as well as the relevant case-law of the European Court of Justice in the field of restriction of immigration.
27 September, 2016

REPRESENTATIVES OF JUSTICE FROM GEORGIA ARE INTERESTED IN THE JUDICATURE, COMMUNICATIONS AND DISCIPLINARY CASES OF THE SUPREME COURT

Tuesday, 27 September, representatives from the Georgian Ministry of Justice, Supreme Court and Disciplinary Boards of general jurisdiction courts visited Supreme Court to get introduced to the experience of Supreme Court in the formation of judicature and communication with public, as well as to meet Chairman of the Disciplinary Board of Justices.
20 September, 2016

AUSTRIAN JUSTICES AND PROSECUTORS VISIT SUPREME COURT

On Monday, 19 September, group of Austrian justices and prosecutors visited Supreme Court with the information exchange purpose to get to know the judicial system of the Baltic States.
19 September, 2016

THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT PARTICIPATES IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN MONTENEGRO

This week Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, following an invitation of the Montenegro Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Vesna Medenica participated in the conference of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Balkan region „Experience gained during 10 years of independence and necessary reforms heading to European Union”. Also representatives from the Supreme Courts of European Union countries participated in the conference organised by the Supreme Court of Montenegro in cooperation with US Embassy in Montenegro.
6 September, 2016

THE REPRESENTATIVE OF MACEDONIA BEFORE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS VISITS THE SUPREME COURT

On Tuesday, 6th of September, representative of Mecedonia before International Human Rights Organisations Kostadin Bogdanov and two delegates from his office Danica Djonova and Velimir Delovski visited the Supreme Court to exchange experience. During the meeting, Macedonian representatives acquired more extensive information about the circumstances when the cases can be reviewed after the judgements of the European Court of Human Rights.
16 August, 2016

STUDENTS OF SUMMER SCHOOLS FROM EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES VISIT THE SUPREME COURT

In July and August students and lecturers of law from several leading European Universities visited the Supreme Court of Latvia within framework of summer schools. During the visits, students learned about role and functions of the Supreme Court, Latvian court system, as well as discussed various issues with court representatives.
8 August, 2016

NEW PROCEDURE REGULATION FOR FASTER EXAMINATION OF CIVIL CASES IN CASSATION INSTANCE COURT

On July 13, amendments to the Civil Procedure Law in order to ease the workload of the cassation instance court, that is, the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court, from cases of minor importance, to reduce examining times of civil proceedings and to focus resources on particular task – establishment of unified jurisdiction, entered into force.
30 July, 2016

RESTRICTED SERVICES OF INTERPRETERS FREE OF CHARGE IN CIVIL PROCEEDINGS

On 31 July, the amendments to the Civil Procedure Law that reduces the obligation of the state to ensure mandatory free assistance of an interpreter in the court to all natural persons involved in civil proceedings entered into force. The state will provide an interpreter only to those natural persons, who receive state’s provided legal aid or are exempted from legal costs.
25 July, 2016

PUBLISHED THE TWENTIETH COLLECTION OF THE RULINGS OF THE SUPREME COURT

This week the legal bookshops will start selling of the Collection of Rulings of the Supreme Court of 2015. In the introduction to the book, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, indicates that each judgement and decision of the Supreme Court has been not only resolution of particular dispute, but also answers to questions of fundamental importance for the entire legal system, when establishing and developing case-law. Despite the wide availability of the rulings on the internet, the Supreme Court preserves the tradition to publish annual collection of the rulings in printed format.