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27 June, 2018

THE SUPREME COURT WELCOMES SPECIAL GUESTS FROM GERMANY

On Friday, June 22, Dr. P. Nikolai Ehlers, LL.M. and his brother Prof. Dr. Dr. Alexander P.F. Ehlers – Herbert Ehlers’ grandsons with families visited the Supreme Court. Herbert Ehlers was one of the most outstanding lawyers of the first period of the free state of Latvia. He is also one of the developers of the cornerstone of civil rights in Latvia – the Civil Law. He has later translated it also into German.
21 June, 2018

EXAMINATION OF LEGALITY OF RULINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES UNDER CASSATION PROCEDURE SHALL BE CARRIED OUT COLLECTIVELY; REFUSAL SHALL BE MOTIVATED

In accordance with the judgment of the Constitutional Court of 14 June 2018 in the case No 2017-23-01 "On the compliance of the second and third parts of Section 573 of the Criminal Procedure Law with the first sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme (Constitution) of the Republic of Latvia", an examination of the legality of rulings of the Department of Criminal Cases under the cassation procedure shall be carried out by the composition of three judges and the refusal to initiate cassation proceedings shall be motivated.
21 June, 2018

CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME ENCOURAGES THE YOUNG ADVOCATES TO RESPECT THEMSELVES AND THEIR WORK

On Thursday, June 21, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, accepted an oath of seven sworn advocates admitted to the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates.
20 June, 2018

WORLD CONGRESS OF LATVIAN LAWYERS TOPICALIZES THE ROLE OF THE SUPREME COURT IN SOLVING THE ISSUES IN THE FIELD OF COMMERCIAL LAW

Professor Kalvis Torgans, who unveiled the discussion session “Legal framework for Business Activity: Problems and Solutions” of the 3rd World Congress of Latvian Lawyers, highlighted a number of issues in the field of commercial law that must be addressed in the centenary of the state. At the same time, he noted the positive aspects – progress in this area of ​​law. One of them is the formation of the case-law with the participation of the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court.
18 June, 2018

AN OAK PLANTED BY THE SUPREME COURTS OF BALTIC STATES WILL FLOURISH IN HOME VILLAGE OF CAKSTE FAMILY

In the centenary of the Baltic States, the first president of Latvia Janis Cakste and his family is commemorated, as judges of the Supreme Courts of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania planted an oak in their memory on June 15, in their home village - “Auči” of Ozolnieki district.
15 June, 2018

CHIEF JUSTICES OF SUPREME COURTS OF THE BALTIC STATES DONATE BOOKS TO THE PEOPLE’S BOOKSHELF

In conclusion of the conference “Development Path of Judicial Systems of Baltic States”, each chief justice of the Supreme Courts of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia presented a book containing special message to the People’s Bookshelf of the National Library of Latvia.
12 June, 2018

IN THE CENTENARY YEAR OF THE BALTIC STATES THE SUPREME COURTS MEET IN RIGA

On Thursday, June 14, the chief justices and judges of the three supreme courts of the Baltic States will meet in Riga to look at the the development of the judiciaries of all three Baltic States in the first hundred years of the countries in a joint conference.
11 June, 2018

REGISTERS OF THE SESSIONS AND ASSIGNMENT HEARINGS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SENATE ARE DIGITIZED

Continuing the cooperation between the Supreme Court and the National Archives of Latvia, the collection of digital materials of the Archives "Insight into the Senate Documents 1919-1940" is supplemented. Now, everyone interested can get acquainted with the registers of the sessions of the General Assembly and assignment hearings of the Senate, that are stored in the State Historical Archives of Latvia (a unit of the National Archives of Latvia) – the fund No 1535 "The Senate of Latvia".
8 June, 2018

THE SUPREME COURT WELCOMES PAUL CRAIG, THE PROFESSOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

On June 8, the Supreme Court was visited by Paul Craig, the world's leading academician of the EU law, co-author of Craig & de Burca “EU Law: Text, Cases and Materials” – the famous ‘Bible’ of the EU law, and professor of English Law at the University of Oxford.
1 June, 2018

CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL CASES MEETS WITH THE US FEDERAL JUDGE

On May 31, Peteris Dzalbe, the Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court, met with US federal judge Richard Stearns, who arrived in Latvia to identify issues regarding which the US government could support Latvia in strengthening its rule of law.