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30 October, 2018

PROUD TO ANNOUNCE – JUDGE EDITE VERNUSA RECEIVES THE HIGHEST STATE AWARD!

Edite Vernusa, judge of the Department of Civil Cases, was awarded the highest state award – the Order of the Three Stars – for meritorious service to Latvia. The Order of Chapters has awarded the judge with the Order of the 4th class.
29 October, 2018

ON THE “OPEN DAY” THE SUPREME COURT AND THE COURT ADMINISTRATION ARE VISITED BY EMPLOYEES OF COURTS OF LATVIA

More than 80 employees of regional and district courts visited the Supreme Court and the Court Administration on Monday, October 29, to get acquainted with the work of these institutions.
26 October, 2018

COURT OF CASSATION IS FROM NOW CALLED “THE SENATE”

On October 25, the Saeima (Parliament), by adopting amendments to the Law "On Judicial Power", decided that in the future the Supreme Court could also be called “The Senate” and justices – senators.
19 October, 2018

CONTRIBUTION OF THE SUPREME COURT’ JUDGES TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CIVIL PROCEDURE LAW IS HIGHLIGHTED

On October 19, a conference of lawyers and legal practitioners dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Civil Procedure Law and to analysis of current civil procedure issues is held at the Ministry of Justice. At the opening of the conference, Dzintars Rasnacs, the Minister of Justice, and Laila Medina, the Deputy State Secretary on Legal Policy Issues of the Ministry of Justice, looked back at the elaboration and entry into force of the Civil Procedure Law 20 years ago. The speeches specifically emphasized the contribution of the judges of the Supreme Court to the development of procedural laws in the early 1990's.
10 October, 2018

Summary on hate speech and freedom of expression in criminal law

The Division of Case-law and Research of the Supreme Court has compiled a summary of hate speech and freedom of expression in criminal law. The summary reviews the international legal framework for the protection of freedom of expression and the practice of the European Court of Human Rights in this matter. In addition, the case-law of the Latvian courts on hate speech in criminal cases, in which the rulings have come into force from October 2012 to May 2018, is also indicated.