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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

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
9 June 2017 CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT POINTS OUT OBSTACLES CREATED BY COVERT LOBBYING IN APPLICATION OF LAW

CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT POINTS OUT OBSTACLES CREATED BY COVERT LOBBYING IN APPLICATION OF LAW

Covert lobbying, which is very common in Latvia, has caused great harm to the state. It is one of the elements that creates distrust to the state power - stated Veronika Krumina, Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court.

 
7 June 2017 INTERNATIONAL COLLEAGUES VISIT THE SUPREME COURT AND THE COUNCIL FOR THE JUDICIARY

INTERNATIONAL COLLEAGUES VISIT THE SUPREME COURT AND THE COUNCIL FOR THE JUDICIARY

On Tuesday, June 6, within the framework of experience exchange visit organized by the Judicial Training Centre the Supreme Court was visited 16 participants from various European Union countries, including 9 judges of general jurisdiction, 2 administrative judges and 5 prosecutors.

 
5 June 2017 CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT PARTICIPATES IN CONFERENCE OF CHIEF JUSTICES OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT PARTICIPATES IN CONFERENCE OF CHIEF JUSTICES OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

On 4-7 June, Ivars Bickovics, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court participates in the Seventh Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe in Budapest, Hungary.

 
1 June 2017 THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT ACCEPTS AN OATH OF EIGHT ADVOCATES

THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT ACCEPTS AN OATH OF EIGHT ADVOCATES

On Thursday, 1 June, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, accepted an oath of seven advocates admitted to the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates.

 
26 May 2017 LEGAL RESEARCHERS GAIN EXPERIENCE IN CANADA

LEGAL RESEARCHERS GAIN EXPERIENCE IN CANADA

In early May, the performers of legal research at the Supreme Court of Latvia got acquainted with the justice system and work of research institutes in Canada.