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30 January, 2019

Summary of the case-law on the civil protection of honour and dignity

The Division of the Case-law and Research of the Supreme Court has compiled the case-law of the Department of Civil Cases in the cases on the civil protection of honour and dignity, which were examined between 2000 and 2018. The summary has been supplemented by the findings of the European Court of Human Rights in cases where the Court, by applying the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, has balanced the right to freedom of expression and the right to protection of honour and dignity that follow from the right to privacy, as well as has given other references in matters of honour and dignity.
25 January, 2019

The European Court of Human Rights topicalizes the importance of confidence in the judiciary

Today, January 25, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, takes part in the opening of the European Court of Human Rights’ judicial year in Strasbourg. An international seminar on how to enhance confidence in the judiciary is also taking place in the framework of this event.
17 January, 2019

The Chief Justice participates in the Ceremony for the Opening of the Judicial Year of the International Criminal Court

On January 18, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics participates in the Ceremony for the Opening of the Judicial Year and Judicial Seminar of the International Criminal Court Seminar in the Hague. The event is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.  
17 January, 2019

A book on criminological genes is issued

The publisher "Latvijas Vēstnesis" has issued the monograph “Towards the Purpose of Criminal Proceedings or Criminological Genes” written by Janis Baumanis, Legal Research Counsel to the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court.
9 January, 2019

Documentary “Senators” can be viewed on the webpage of the Supreme Court

A documentary film “Senators” from now on can be viewed in the history section of the website of the Supreme Court. The film is created as a tribute to the centenary of the Senate of Latvia. With the premiere of the film, the Supreme Court launched the centenary year of the Senate of Latvia. In 2018 the film was viewed by dozens of Court guests and judges in regions of Latvia; the film was demonstrated at events of the judicial system and translated into English for foreign guests. The film was also viewed by townsman of senators in several municipalities.
8 January, 2019

A book dedicated to the work of the Office of Senate’s rulings is published

The Courthouse Agency has issued a book “Office of Senate’s rulings. Conclusions of the Senate of Latvia on the application of the provisions of the Civil Law (1938-1940)”. The book is dedicated to the Office of Senate’s rulings established in the Senate of Latvia in 1938, the establishment of which initiated the research and compilation of the case-law in Latvia.
7 January, 2019

Judge Valters Pokis shall execute judicial duties at the Department of Administrative Cases

On January 7, the judge of the Administrative Regional Court, Valters Pokis, begins to perform the duties of the judge at the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court. By decision of 10 December, the Council for the Judiciary instructed Valters Pokis to replace the Supreme Court judge during temporary absence.
2 January, 2019

The Chancery and the Document Administration Division have been merged

In order to improve the organization, efficiency and quality of court work, the Administration of the Supreme Court is reorganized as of January 1, 2019 by adding the Document Administration Division to the Chancery of the Supreme Court. From now on, circulation of all documents – judicial and other correspondence – will be provided by a single unit – the Chancery.
2 January, 2019

The Senate of Latvia continues work in its second centenary

On 19 December, the centenary of the highest court of Latvia – the Senate – was solemnly celebrated having a look back at the work done.