Courts in Legal Culture Space

The print version

Place and time of the Conference: 14 April 2014, the Great Hall of the University of Latvia

Organizers of the Conference: the Supreme Court in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia and journal „Jurista Vārds” (“Lawyer’s Word”)

Participants: judges, assistants and advisers of administrative courts, courts of general jurisdiction and the Constitutional Court; the Council for the Judiciary and institutions associated with legal system; the Legal Bureau of the Saeima (Parliament; lecturers and students of higher educational institutions; advocates; notaries; bailiffs; lawyers of ministries and other public administration institutions; non-governmental organizations; representatives of media

 

The Programme of the Conference

ALLOCUTIONS

Ivars BICKOVICS, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Acquiring of pure grain from bad winnower is impossible

Kristine STRADA-ROZENBERGA, the Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia

Trust to courts isa question of collective responsibility (in Latvian)

 

COURTS AND POLITICIANS

Insight into subject: moderator Veronika KRUMINA, the Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court

Dr.iur. Janis PLEPS, the senior adviser of the Legal Bureau of the Saeima, the Head of the Department of Theory of Law and Historical Sciences of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia

Relations between courts and politicians – insight into history (presentation in Latvian)

Lolita CIGANE, the member of the 11th Saeima

Dynamics of relations between Latvian legislator and courts: politician’s view (presentation in Latvian)

Dr.h.c. Egils LEVITS, the judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union

Interaction of branches of power in law governed state

Gunārs KUSINS, the judge of the Constitutional Court

Reflection of quality and quantity of legislation in courts’ work

 

COURTS and MEDIA

Insight into subject (presentation in Latvian): moderator Dina GAILITE, editor-in chief of the journal “Jurista Vārds”

Anita KOVALEVSKA, judge of the Administrative regional court, doctoral student at the University of Latvia

Judge’s work in the limelight of media and society (presentation in Latvian)

Dr.iur. Martins MITS, Pro-rector of the Riga Graduate School of Law

Margins of criticism of courts – standards of the European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and practice of Latvia

Dr.iur. Irena KUCINA, Deputy State Secretaryon Court Issues of the Ministry of Justice

Publishing of case-law as one of instruments of openness of a court

Dr.sc.soc. Anda ROZUKALNE, the Head of the Department of Communication Studies of the Faculty of communication of Riga Stradins University

Significance of media quality in reflecting of work of courts (presentation in Latvian)

 

COURTS AND SOCIETY

Insight into subject: moderator Arvids DRAVNIEKS, the Head of the work group on elaboration of the Administrative Procedure Law, the Director of the Public Law Institute

Dr.sc.pol. Janis IKSTENS, the Director of the Institute of Social and Political Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Latvia

Why society is disposed critically towards courts (presentation in Latvian)

Dr.iur. Jautrite BRIEDE, the judge of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court, the Professor of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia

The judge in cross-fire of public criticism

Dr.iur. Gatis LITVINS, the Director of the Institute of Notaries, editor of the journal “Jurista Vārds” in judicial issues

Alternative methods of prevention and resolution of disputes as opportunity of making court more effective (presentation in Latvian)

Baiba BROKA, the Minister of Justice

Quality of legal education as condition of functioning of law governed and democratic state (theses in Latvian)

 

MATERIALS OF THE CONFERENCE

The Supreme Court Bulletin No 9: October 2014 (p.12-50)

 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE