So that participants of cases and other interested persons could read case file materials in more comfortable conditions, special room for visitors is arranged in the Supreme Court.  

In this room, which is situated on the first floor of the building, thus – in location convenient for visitors, both participants of cases and other interested persons, who according to procedure for release of information of the Supreme Court are eligible to that, may read case file materials and listen to audio record of a court hearing, if course of the hearing was fixed using technical equipment.   

According to amendments to the Civil Procedure Law, which became effective on January 4 of this year, course of a court hearing shall be fixed in full amount, making remark about that in minutes of a court hearing. Material obtained in result of use of technical equipment shall be annexed to the case and kept with it or placed in the Court Information System.

The Criminal Procedure Law also stipulates that course of a court hearing shall be fixed in full amount using sound or image recording or other technical equipment, making remark about it in minutes of a court hearing. However, in administrative law, fixing of course of a court hearing is not mandatory demand, but it may be performed at discretion of a court.  

Visitors may read case file materials every working day until 15.00 o’clock. Participants of a case must announce themselves at least one day in advance in the Chancery of the Supreme Court. Telephone in the Secretariat of Departments is 67020364 for the Department of Civil Cases, 67020361 – for the Department of Criminal Cases and 67020339 – for the Department of Administrative Cases. Telephone of the Secretariat of the Chamber of Civil Cases is 67020347.

Visitors, the same as it was before, may read case files of the Chamber of Criminal Cases in the Secretariat of the Chamber of Criminal Cases, entrance via Riga regional court, telephone is 67020316.

                                                                                                    

Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211