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28 February, 2019

Students actively participate in the lessons in law at the Supreme Court

In the course of two days, on 27 and 28 February, four groups of students arrived at the Supreme Court to take part in lessons in law led by Veronika Krumina, the Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate. 130 students from Riga Grammar School of Nordic Languages, Vilaka State Gymnasium, Rekava Secondary School, Aizupe Primary School and Riga Building College visited the Court. Students learnt about the judicial system and the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, as well as about the different types of proceedings, the possibilities of appeal and the daily work of a judge.
27 February, 2019

The ambassador calls to make use of opportunities offered by international law institutions in The Hague

Latvia has a wide range of opportunities to be represented in international institutions in The Hague – stated Ilze Ruse, the Latvian Ambassador to the Netherlands, while visiting the Supreme Court. She emphasized that by engaging in work of these institutions Latvia presents itself as a responsible representative of the international legal system.
27 February, 2019

The Chairs of Departments of the Senate ruled that an application for the annulment of a registration of a fact of death and of a death certificate shall be examined by administrative courts

When examining the request of a judge of the District Administrative Court to determine the jurisdiction of the case, the meeting of Chairs of Departments of the Senate indicated that the court in the case concerning the annulment of registration of fact of death does not have to establish the fact that the person is alive, but whether or not there was a basis for making a record in the death register. The subject of the dispute in such cases is the existence of preconditions for recording the information in the death register. According to Section 46, Paragraph three of the Law on Registration of Civil Status Documents, this issue shall be examined in accordance with the procedures specified in the Administrative Procedure Law.
25 February, 2019

The number of cases received at the Supreme Court has decreased

The statistics of the Supreme Court in 2018 show that there is a stable positive situation regarding the adjudication of civil cases. The accumulation of administrative cases has increased. Likewise, the accumulation of cases in the Department of Criminal Cases has increased, since, according to the decision of the Constitutional Court, it takes more time for a collegial decision-making on the admissibility of cases in comparison to decision adopted by one judge as it was previously.
25 February, 2019

Priority of the work of the Supreme Court – reduction of length of proceedings

“This year’s priority of the Supreme Court is reducing the time limits for reviewing cases by using internal resources and ensuring effective work organization in departments,” Chief Justice Ivars Bickovics pointed out at the Annual Report Plenary Session on 22 February.
25 February, 2019

The availability of rulings and case-law of the Supreme Court is expanded

Out of 2817 rulings adopted by the Supreme Court last year, 1149 rulings are available in the Latvian courts’ portal, and since the beginning of 2018, not only judgments are being published but also decisions on ancillary complaints.
21 February, 2019

The exhibition in the Supreme Court tells about the past and the present of the Palace of Justice

The exhibition, which can be visited in the Supreme Court since February 21, tells about the Palace of Justice – a symbol of justice and a monument of Latvian architecture. Considering that “the court is a cultural institution and a sign of culture”, one of the most beautiful buildings in Riga – the Palace of Justice – was built for the needs of the Latvian courts. In December 1936, the foundation stone of the new building was solemnly laid, and in December 1938 the building was consecrated and the work of the Senate and other judicial institutions began.
13 February, 2019

On the Shadow Day, students learn about the daily work of the Supreme Court and of senators

On February 13, 17 students from Cesis, Vecpiebalga, Liepaja, Dagda, Rezekne, Jelgava, Ogre, Babite, Valmiera, Daugmale and Riga visited the Supreme Court to get acquainted with the work of the Supreme Court and the work of a judge.
8 February, 2019

The Supreme Court joins the European Court of Human Rights' Superior Courts Network

The Supreme Court has joined the Superior Courts Network organized by the European Court of Human Rights. Altogether there are 73 courts from 36 countries in the Network.
6 February, 2019

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in an interview for “Jurista Vārds”: The independence of the judiciary is in the interest of every person

In order to clarify the results of the Senate's work and the view of the judiciary on the recent changes, as well as on the reputation crises, the magazine "Jurista Vārds" (Lawyer’s Word) invited Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Chair of the Council for the Judiciary, for a discussion.