Role of administrative courts in ensuring the rule of law and human rights be discussed in LAMPA festival
17 August, 2021
On August 21, the Latvian Association of Administrative Judges and the Association "Institute of Public Law" invite to the discussion "Administrative Proceedings and the State governed by the Rule of Law", taking place withing the LAMPA conversation festival.
The participants of the discussion are Arlita Zarina, judge of the Administrative District Court, member of the Board of the Latvian Association of Administrative Judges, Edgars Pastars, sworn advocate and legal scientist, Sandis Bertaitis, sworn advocate, Liga Dace, senator’s assistant to the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court Senate, Arvids Zahars, Head of the Legal Division of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, and Gatis Bardins, adviser to the Constitutional Court.
The discussion will be moderated by Anita Kovalevska, Senator of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court Senate, member of the Board of the Latvian Association of Administrative Judges, lecturer of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia.
The right address a court and bring an action against an institution is an essential element of a state governed by the rule of law, as it helps to ensure that public administration is accountable. At the same time, this right is also important for the implementation of a right to human dignity. The overriding goal of the administrative proceedings and the administrative court is to serve as an effective mechanism for the protection of human rights. This is the centenary year of administrative justice, and this year marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Administrative Procedure Law. The aim of the discussion is to look back and assess the achievements of administrative courts in ensuring the rule of law, protecting human rights and strengthening the democratic state governed by the rule of law, as well as to discuss future challenges. The conversation will focus on the contribution of administrative courts to improvement of the operation of public administration institutions, on the tools of a judge and the skills to be developed in ensuring dignified and lawful judicial proceedings.
The conversation " Administrative Proceedings and the State governed by the Rule of Law" will take place on Saturday, August 21, at 15.15, in Exhibition house at Pils Square 3, Cesis.
See more information about the discussion on the LAMPA website.
Information prepared by
Lauma Paeglkalna, Chair of the Board of the Latvian Association of Administrative Judges