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4 October 2017 AN OAK WILL FLOURISH IN MEMORY OF KRISTAPS VALTERS, THE FIRST CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SENATE OF LATVIA

AN OAK WILL FLOURISH IN MEMORY OF KRISTAPS VALTERS, THE FIRST CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SENATE OF LATVIA

On Tuesday, October 3, in honour of the first Chief Justice of the Senate of Latvia – Kristaps Valters who was born in Kuldiga, representatives of the Supreme Court planted a memorial oak in Kuldiga and visited the Senator's resting place in Rumba parish. With this event, the Supreme Court initiated the centenary anniversary of the Senate of Latvia.

 
29 September 2017 THE SUPREME COURT MARKS ITS CENTENARY ANNIVERSARY BY DEVOTING MEMORIAL OAK TO KRISTAPS VALTERS

THE SUPREME COURT MARKS ITS CENTENARY ANNIVERSARY BY DEVOTING MEMORIAL OAK TO KRISTAPS VALTERS

On Tuesday, 3 October, the Supreme Court will mark the centenary anniversary of the Senate of Latvia in Kuldiga, in the hometown of Kristaps Valters, the first Chief Justice of the Senate. On Tuesday at 2pm a commemorative event will be held at the Kuldiga City Garden, where the oak tree will be planted in memory of Kristaps Valters. The oak will be planted by all three Chief Justices of the restored Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia – current Chief Justice Ivars Bickovics and former Chief Justices Gvido Zemribo and Andris Gulans together with the head of the municipality Inga Berzina.

 
25 September 2017 REPRESENTATIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL CASES GAIN EXPERIENCE IN EFFECTIVIZATION OF JUDICIAL WORK IN SWEDEN

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL CASES GAIN EXPERIENCE IN EFFECTIVIZATION OF JUDICIAL WORK IN SWEDEN

On September 20-22, the representatives of the Department of Civil Cases participated in the experience exchange and visited the Supreme Court of Sweden in Stockholm and the District Court of Södertörn, which is the court of first instance.

 
20 September 2017 SUPREME COURT DISCUSSES THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CASSATION PROCEEDINGS

SUPREME COURT DISCUSSES THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CASSATION PROCEEDINGS

The Supreme Court's strategy for 2017-2019 sets two priorities: the efficient and high-quality judiciary and the strengthening of the authority of the Supreme Court. These tasks are practically ‘eternal’ – it is the essence of the Supreme Court to strengthen the democratic legal system by ensuring a fair trial. A fair court is a fair judgment and adjudication of case within reasonable period of time. This was a leitmotif for the conference of the Supreme Court "Efficiency of Cassation Proceedings: Problems and Solutions" on September 18.

 
15 September 2017 THE SUPREME COURT INVITES TO TAKE PART IN A GUIDED TOUR AT THE PALACE OF JUSTICE ON THE OPEN DAY

THE SUPREME COURT INVITES TO TAKE PART IN A GUIDED TOUR AT THE PALACE OF JUSTICE ON THE OPEN DAY

On Friday, September 29, public authorities throughout Latvia are inviting everybody interested to get acquainted with their daily work. On this day, people are given an opportunity to get insight into the work of the Supreme Court, explore the Palace of Justice and learn the history of the court.

 
15 September 2017 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EUROPEAN CASE LAW IDENTIFIER IN LATVIA IS ADDRESSED DURING THE CONFERENCE

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EUROPEAN CASE LAW IDENTIFIER IN LATVIA IS ADDRESSED DURING THE CONFERENCE

Since the beginning of 2016, the Court Administration has been working on the implementation of the European Case Law Identifier (ECLI) in Latvia. The implementation of the ECLI number is being carried out within the framework of the European Commission's national or international e-Justice project “Justice Programme 2014-2020”.

 
14 September 2017 AZERBAIJAN DELEGATION GETS ACQUAINTED WITH WORK OF THE SUPREME COURT AND COUNCIL FOR THE JUDICIARY

AZERBAIJAN DELEGATION GETS ACQUAINTED WITH WORK OF THE SUPREME COURT AND COUNCIL FOR THE JUDICIARY

On Thursday, September 14, Fikrat Mammadov, Minister of Justice of Azerbaijan, representatives of Ministry of Justice and Javanshir Akhundov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Latvia, visited the Supreme Court. Ivars Bickovics, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and Solvita Harbacevica, Head of the Secretariat of the Council for the Judiciary, introduced the guests with the work and functions of the Supreme Court and the Council for the Judiciary, as well as spoke about the judicial reform in Latvia. Delegations discussed similarities and differences in judicial systems of both countries. Representatives of Azerbaijan expressed particular interest in issues related to the selection and evaluation of judges.

 
11 September 2017 CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE SUPREME COURT POINTS OUT THE COMPLICITY OF SYSTEM OF ADMINISTRATIVE SANCTIONS IN THE SPHERE OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE SUPREME COURT POINTS OUT THE COMPLICITY OF SYSTEM OF ADMINISTRATIVE SANCTIONS IN THE SPHERE OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Not only those who strive to live an ecological lifestyle and take environmental measures, but also those who create and provide an appropriate legal framework for protecting the environment care for the environment. Veronika Krumina, Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court, when addressing the members of the meeting of the Working Group on Environmental Law of the Association of European Administrative Judges, said that there is also the opportunity for and duty of judges to care for the environment.

 
11 September 2017 THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION INVITES REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SUPREME COURTS OF MEMBER STATES TO PARTICIPATE IN A JOINT MEETING

THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION INVITES REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SUPREME COURTS OF MEMBER STATES TO PARTICIPATE IN A JOINT MEETING

Anita Zikmane, Head of the Division of Research and Case-law, today represents the Supreme Court in meeting in Luxembourg, where the representatives of the European Union’s Supreme Courts, Constitutional Courts and Court of Justice of the European Union meet.

 
1 September 2017 LATVIA WILL BE REPRESENTED BY DACE MITA, THE JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT, IN THE EUROPEAN AGENCY FOR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

LATVIA WILL BE REPRESENTED BY DACE MITA, THE JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT, IN THE EUROPEAN AGENCY FOR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

On August 29, the Cabinet of Ministers approved Martins Paparinskis and Dace Mita as Latvian experts in the Board of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.