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22 February, 2021

State President meets with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the President of the Constitutional Court

Today, President of Latvia Egils Levits had an online discussion with the President of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupišs. Dialogue focused on different practical aspects of constitutional institution crisis response and other long-term initiatives for strengthening the rule of law in Latvia.
22 February, 2021

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court calls on the chairs of courts to ensure the administration of length of proceedings in courts

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has called on to the chairs of several courts to ensure the administration of length of court proceedings and to inform the Judicial Council about the reasons for lengthy proceedings in criminal cases where proceedings at first instance take place for five years or more.
8 February, 2021

Meetings of chairs of courts – a tool for clarifying the views of courts on issues relevant to the judiciary

The Judicial Council is becoming increasingly involved in the formulation of judicial policy and obtaining the views of the courts before decisions are taken is important to the Council. Therefore, from now on, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court will meet regularly with chairs of regional courts and district (city) courts before considering issues important to the judiciary in the Judicial Council.
1 February, 2021

Former Senator Edite Vernusa is awarded the title of Judge Emeritus

The Judicial Council has awarded the title of Judge Emeritus to the former senator of the Supreme Court Edite Vernusa, whose judicial office terminated on April 30, 2020.
27 January, 2021

Department of Civil Cases: pilot cases – for uniform case-law, guidelines – for the quality of cassation complaints

Normunds Salenieks, Chair of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, began his report with the most positive message delivered at the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court on January 22, namely that the Department has reached the lowest backlog number of cases in the last twelve years. At the end of the year, 421 cases were pending, which is 228 cases less than in the previous year. Compared to six years ago, the backlog has fallen by almost 1,700 cases.
27 January, 2021

Complex model of case law-formation in criminal cases: from a specific case to amendments to laws

Last year, by harmonizing two work priorities – the development of stable case-law and ensuring a fast cassation procedure, the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate was seeking solutions to spend as much time as possible on in-depth research of legal issues that are important for formation of case-law. Emphasis is placed on the previously seldom applied operating model, which should ensure formation of more stable case-law and more intensive use of the findings of the Senate in court rulings.
26 January, 2021

Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases emphasizes the contribution of the Department to the development of legal culture

The Department of Administrative Cases, together with its main function – administration of justice and development of case-law, considers the promotion of legal culture to be its mission, therefore it was one of the highlights of the report of the Veronika Krumina, Chair of the Department, in the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court on January 22.
25 January, 2021

The Chief Justice highlights the main task of the Senate – the development of a unified and stable case-law

Last year, the Senate successfully managed quantitative indicators, reducing the backlog of cases, so in future work more thought should be given to qualitative indicators, given that the Senate's primary and most important task is to develop a unified and stable case-law as indicated by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss at the annual Plenary Session on performance of the Supreme Court. The Chief Justice also called on the Departments to establish more closer cooperation, because the Senate is a single court and not three separate courts.
18 January, 2021

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on modern court management: society’s expectations of court have to be met

There are four standards for modern court management – efficiency, speed, quality and comprehensibility, and it is important to level these standards in all courts in the country, as said the Chief Justice Aigars Strupiss when addressing the chairs and deputy-chairs of courts.
8 January, 2021

Last year, the rate of review of cases in the Senate has increased

Last year, the Senate reviewed 2945 cases, which is 12% more cases than received during the year. The positive case review rate*, which is higher than in the previous year, indicates that the backlog of cases in the Senate is decreasing.