2012

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28 December 2012 Zigmants Gencs is nominated for the title of a Person of the Year-2012

Zigmants Gencs is nominated for the title of a Person of the Year-2012

The highest recognition of the Supreme Court – title of the Person of the Year and Themis Award in 2012 was given to Zigmants Gencs, the Chair of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate.

 
21 December 2012 The Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate will be led by Veronika Krumina further

The Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate will be led by Veronika Krumina further

The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court on the 21st of December re-elected the senator Veronika Krumina for the post of the Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate. Pursuant to the law “On Judicial Power”, Chairs of department of the Senate and court chambers of the Supreme Court are elected by general meeting of judges for the term of five years.

 
19 December 2012 Approximately 350 students have visited the Supreme Court in Days of first-year students

Approximately 350 students have visited the Supreme Court in Days of first-year students

In historically significant day – on the 94th anniversary of the Senate, which is on the 19th of December, last group of students of this year from the University of Latvia visited the Supreme Court, getting acquainted with operation of court system and the Supreme Court and visiting historical Palace of Justice.

 
18 December 2012 Professor Geimer exchanges experience on operation of notarial acts in Germany

Professor Geimer exchanges experience on operation of notarial acts in Germany

On Tuesday, the 18th of December, Reinhold Geimer, professor of the Faculty of Law of Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, met senators of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate and judges of the civil Chamber of the Supreme Court.

 
13 December 2012

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepts an oath of thirty-one advocates

On the 13th of December, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, accepted an oath of thirty-one advocates admitted to the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates.
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court wished to new advocates to remember always that despite the fact that an advocate is free in his/her profession, still he is a part of joint court system, and understanding and attitude towards work of courts has been formed also from his/her work. “Of course, a judge, an advocate, a prosecutor and a bailiff executes his/her own functions, but fair result of the case is formed from our joint work”, said I.Bickovics.

 
12 December 2012

The Supreme Court has summarised case-law on division of joint property of spouses

Real estate is considered to be joint property of both spouses if property rights to it were acquired during time of marriage and when both spouses had a joint household, as there is grounds to believe that finance necessary for acquiring property were used from joint family budget made up of contribution of both spouses according to their present situation, when one spouse was bringing children up and doing housework, and another spouse was working wage labour.
This is one of basic conclusions in case-law summary performed by the Supreme Court in cases about division of joint property of spouses.

 
11 December 2012

Collection of rulings of the Senate of 2011 has already become a bibliographical rarity

The book that has become a bibliographical rarity before its opening already – so it happened with the collection of rulings of the Senate of 2011.
Taking into account information provided by former publisher about editions sold, public capital company “Latvijas Vestnesis”, which, cooperating with the Supreme Court, has published the collection of rulings of the Senate for the first time, had been planning edition cautiously. However, demand turned out to be great all at once, and the whole edition was sold during the first week.

 
10 December 2012

Students of explorative journalism get acquainted with work of the Court and displaying of cases heard

Visits of students to the Supreme Court have become a tradition; however, usually these are students from programmes of law. On the 10th of December, the Supreme Court was visited by 3rd grade students of explorative journalism studies of Communication Programme of the University of Latvia.
Veronika Krumina, the Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate told students about court and legal system of Latvia, work of the Supreme Court, as well as analysed administrative cases related to availability of information in public and municipal institutions.

 
8 December 2012

The Supreme Court: when reviewing cases on rights to charge and communication, child’s interests will be a criterion

The Supreme Court performed study on case-law in adjudicating claims on rights to charge and communication and provisions for a child.
In this study, case-law in cases about establishment of separate charge, deprivation of rights to charge, establishment or deprivation of rights to communication, establishment of child’s domicile, establishment of paternity and issues related to child’s provisions, is analysed.

 
7 December 2012

The Disciplinary Court leaves decision of the Judicial Disciplinary Committee unaltered

On December 6, the Disciplinary Court was convened in the Supreme Court to assess rule of law of the decision of Judicial Disciplinary Committee appealed.