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9 August 2017 STUDENTS OF SUMMER SCHOOLS OF TURĪBA UNIVERSITY AND UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA VISIT THE SUPREME COURT

STUDENTS OF SUMMER SCHOOLS OF TURĪBA UNIVERSITY AND UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA VISIT THE SUPREME COURT

On August 2, Anita Zikmane, Head of the Division of Case-law and Research met with the Summer School students of Turība University, who were from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland. Foreign students had arrived to Latvia for two weeks to take part in intensive course about mediation. Students had also expressed interest in visiting the Supreme Court of Latvia, as well as they intended to visit the Saeima (Parliament) and imprisonment institutions.

 
28 July 2017 READERS RECEIVE COLLECTION OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT RULINGS OF THE SUPREME COURT OF 2016

READERS RECEIVE COLLECTION OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT RULINGS OF THE SUPREME COURT OF 2016

The book "Judgments and Decisions of the Supreme Court in 2016" is available on trading venues of legal literature. The book is a result of cooperation between the Supreme Court and the Courthouse Agency

 
10 July 2017

Application is submitted to the Constitutional Court in case regarding the refusal to list the Latvian Orthodox Autonomous Church in the register of religious organizations

On July 6, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court suspended proceedings in the case of the religious organization "Latvian Orthodox Autonomous Church" regarding refusal to register the applicant in the register of religious organizations and their institutions. The Supreme Court decided to submit an application to the Constitutional Court regarding the compliance of provisions of Section 7, Paragraph two, and Section 8, Paragraph four of the Law on Religious Organizations, in so far as they limit the right of the ten congregations to establish a church, providing for them a ten-year re-registration period, with Sections 99 and 102 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia, and compliance of Section 7, Paragraph three of the Law on Religious Organizations, which provide that the congregations of one denomination can establish only one religious union (church) in the state, with Sections 91, 99 and 102 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia. The proceedings in the case have been suspended until the day the ruling of the Constitutional Court comes into force.

 
5 July 2017

Amendments to the Judicial Disciplinary Liability Law will come into force

The Saeima (Parliament) has adopted and the President of the State has announced amendments to the Judicial Disciplinary Liability Law, which stipulate changes regarding the initiation of disciplinary proceedings and the availability of case materials, the procedure for the election of the Chair of the Judicial Disciplinary Committee, ensuring the administrative work of the Committee and other changes. The amendments to the law will come into force on July 19.

 
3 July 2017

THE SUPREME COURT DISAGREES THAT DECISION TO REFUSE THE ADMITTANCE TO STATE SECRET SHOULD BE APPEALED AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE CASES

The Supreme Court sent a letter to the Ministry of Justice expressing its objections to the amendments to the Law "On State Secrets" announced on 15 June at the State Secretaries' Meeting. The Supreme Court opposes the envisaged appeal of the decision of the Prosecutor General before the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court as the first and only court instance.

 
29 June 2017 “Jurista Vārds” devotes its issue to communication of judicial system and invites to discussions at the festival LAMPA

“Jurista Vārds” devotes its issue to communication of judicial system and invites to discussions at the festival LAMPA

Issue of the periodical "Jurista Vārds" (Lawyer’s Word) of June 27 is dedicated to the communication of the judicial system and society.

 
28 June 2017 CEPEJ COMMENCES EVALUATION OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM OF LATVIA

CEPEJ COMMENCES EVALUATION OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM OF LATVIA

One of the issues looked at during the 25th Plenary Meeting on 29 and 30 June of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) in Strasbourg is the Commission's cooperation programs, among which there is also an assessment of the judicial system of Latvia.

 
21 June 2017

The case of bicycle service “Veloserviss” Ltd and State Revenue Service is remitted

On June 21, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court annulled the judgment of the Administrative Regional Court, which satisfied the application of “Veloserviss” Ltd and annulled the decision of the State Revenue Service regarding the applicant's obligation to pay customs duties and penalty, and value added tax and penalty. The Supreme Court handed the case for reexamination before the Court of Appeal.

 
19 June 2017 ENCJ during its General Assembly adopts the Paris Declaration

ENCJ during its General Assembly adopts the Paris Declaration

General Assembly of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ), which this year took place from 7 to 9 July in Paris, adopted the declaration “On resilient justice”.

 
15 June 2017 SUPREME COURTS OF BALTIC STATES MEET IN ESTONIA

SUPREME COURTS OF BALTIC STATES MEET IN ESTONIA

This year’s topic of annual meeting of the Supreme Courts of Baltic States is – the judicial reform and the organization and administration of judicial systems. The representatives of all three Baltic States will share experience regarding topical matters during the meeting of 15-16 June in Pärnu, Estonia.