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21 July, 2016

SUMMARIZED CASE-LAW ON INSURANCE AGAINST CIVIL LIABILITY IN RESPECT OF THE USE OF MOTOR VEHICLES

Summarized case-law on insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles covers research in Latvian case-law regarding these issues. This is the first compilation where cases of insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles have been analyzed separately from other types of insurance cases. In this compilation are analyzed cases adjudicated by the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court of Latvia in which the Law on Compulsory Civil Liability Insurance of Owners of Motor Vehicles has been applied. In the context of the rulings of the Department of Civil Cases, in some cases the respective rulings of appellate instance court are analyzed. The compilation upon ordered of the Supreme Court was prepared by Dr.iur. Vadims Mantrovs in cooperation with the Division of Case-Law and Research, and the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court.
13 July, 2016

THE FIRST MEETING OF THE WORKING PARTY OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROJECT IS HELD IN THE SUPREME COURT

The Supreme Court has an important role in the development of national judicial system. It should set an example - both by adopting fair, high quality and valuable legal rulings, as well as ensuring effective, development oriented judicial organization – on July 12, during the opening the European Commission funded project “Supreme Courts as guarantee for effectiveness of judicial systems in European Union” said Sandra Liepina, Head of the Administration of the Supreme Court of Latvia.
11 July, 2016

PREPARED REVIEW ON INTERESTING RULINGS OF THE SUPREME COURT, OTHER COUNTRIES AND INTERNATIONAL COURTS

The Division of Case-law and Research daily works not only on case-law of the Supreme Court, but also follows the judicial rulings of other countries and international courts. As a result, the first review of rulings is prepared. In this review can be found a brief summary of the most interesting rulings from the first half of 2016 or other topical issues.
5 July, 2016

THE SUPREME COURT OF LATVIA MANAGES AN INTERNATIONAL PROJECT FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

The Supreme Court of Latvia is managing the project “Supreme Courts as guarantee for effectiveness of judicial systems in European Union” since June 2016. The project is funded by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers.
4 July, 2016

INTERVIEW WITH SIR FRANCIS JACOBS – ABOUT THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE AND THE FUTURE OF BRITISH LAWYERS

On Friday, 1 July, representatives of the Supreme Court during a meeting with Sir Francis Jacobs, the professor at King’s College London, the former Advocate General at the European Court of Justice, the Queen’s advisor, discussed not only the questions interested by the Latvian judges related to the European Court of Justice, but also the topical issues after the United Kingdom's European Union referendum and the consequences of its withdrawal from the European Union.
1 July, 2016

SUMMARISED CASE-LAW OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL CASES ON REOPENING OF A CASE IF THERE IS NEW OR NEWLY DISCOVERED EVIDENCE

The Division of Case-law and Research of the Supreme Court has prepared a compilation of the case-law of the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court on reopening of a case-file where after the ruling became final a request for reexamination of the case on ground of newly discovered circumstances has been submitted.
15 June, 2016

KYRGYZ PROSECUTORS MEETS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL CASES OF THE SUPREME COURT

In order to understand the role of the Supreme Court in ensuring human rights in criminal proceedings, on June 15, a group of the Kyrgyz prosecutors met with Janis Baumanis, Scientific adviser of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court. The visit is organized within the European Union project "Promotion of Rule of Law in the Kyrgyz Republic”.
13 June, 2016

WEB SITE OF THE SUPREME COURT OFFERS LATVIAN TRANSLATION OF 350 JUDGEMENTS AND DECISIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

To the archives of the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) translated into Latvian 48 judgments from the stocks of the Ombudsman's Office have been added; the number of documents placed in the classification of rulings of ECHR on the website of the Supreme Court has reached a total number of 350 documents.
9 June, 2016

THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT ACCEPTS AN OATH OF SEVEN ADVOCATES

On Thursday, 9 June, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, accepted an oath of seven advocates admitted to the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates.
9 June, 2016

GENERAL MEETING OF JUDGES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL CASES PROVIDES EXPLANATION REGARDING RIGHT OF A NATURAL PERSON TO GIVE ORAL AUTHORISATION AT THE COURT HEARING

On Tuesday, 7 June, the general meeting of judges of the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court provided an explanation on right of a party to a case – a natural person – to process authorisation by oral declaration at the court hearing. The general meeting, in accordance with Section 491, Paragraph One, of the law “On Judicial Power” and observing proposal of the Ministry of Justice, was convened by Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.