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30 September, 2020

The heads of the constitutional bodies discuss the remote work and the centenary of the Constitution

On September 30, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss participated in the second sitting of the management of the constitutional bodies convened by the State President Egils Levits – the President, the Saeima (Parliament), the Prime Minister, the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court.
28 September, 2020

The dialogue between the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court is strengthening the judiciary in Latvia

In order to ensure understanding of court findings and further development of law, the dialogue between the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court is essential and not only through judgments, but also through face-to-face discussion – confirmation of this is the meeting of judges of both highest courts on September 25. This was the first time that such a broad exchange of information and views had taken place between judges.
23 September, 2020

The second day of the webinar organized by the Supreme Court is attended by 150 employees of Ukrainian courts

On Tuesday, September 22, the Supreme Court held a webinar on the organization of court work during the pandemic. The webinar was attended by more than 150 court employees from all levels of Ukrainian courts. The event was organized within the project “Use of e-Solutions in the Management of Court Work and Processes in Ukraine during the COVID-19 Crisis” in cooperation with the Court Administration, the Supreme Court of Ukraine and the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine.
22 September, 2020

The Supreme Court shares its experience with Ukrainian judges on court work during the pandemic

On Monday, September 21, the Supreme Court held a webinar on the organization of court work during the pandemic. The webinar was attended by more than 90 judges from all levels of Ukrainian courts. The event was organized within the project “Use of e-Solutions in the Management of Court Work and Processes in Ukraine during the COVID-19 Crisis” in cooperation with the Court Administration, the Supreme Court of Ukraine and the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine.
18 September, 2020

The working group is finalizing the report on the factors affecting the length of proceedings

On September 17, the members of the working group met in the Supreme Court to agree on report to be submitted to the Judicial Council, following its decision of February 10, 2020 calling on the Supreme Court to set up a working group to analyse the causes of lengthy civil, criminal and administrative proceedings, to develop appropriate proposals to eliminate the causes of lengthy proceedings, as well as to examine the findings of the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights on the length of proceedings.
18 September, 2020

Conversation with new judges and judicial candidates about the challenges of a 21st century judge

In the 21st century, it is no longer enough for a judge to have merely a formal authority, a judge must gain an authority through his or her professional qualities and dialogue with the public, as was emphasised by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss in conversation with new judges and candidates for the position of a judge.
11 September, 2020

Normunds Salenieks is elected the Chair of the Department of Civil Cases

Senator Normunds Salenieks was elected the Chair of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate at the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court on September 11. According to the law “On Judicial Power”, the Chairs of the Departments of the Supreme Court are elected by the General Meeting of Judges for a term of five years.
4 September, 2020

Public survey: clearly defined laws are needed to strengthen the rule of law

While preparing for the discussion at the Conversation Festival LAMPA “Building the Rule of Law Together”, the Supreme Court organized a public survey on the issues of the rule of law. More than 1000 respondents from all over Latvia participated in the survey conducted by the research centre SKDS.
4 September, 2020

The rule of law must be strengthened by everyone within their area of responsibility – as agreed by senior officials of all branches of state power at the Conversation Festival LAMPA

“Latvia is a state governed by the rule of law – there is no doubt about that, but the rule of law must be strengthened, and everyone must do so within the area of their responsibility,” said State President Egils Levits concluding the discussion organized by the Supreme Court at the Conversation Festival LAMPA and giving 6 out of 10 points to the rule of law in Latvia.