On April 23, Mr. Aigars Strupiss, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, in the meeting with Mr. Bruno Lasserre, the Vice President of the French Council of State (Conseil d'État), discussed the possibility for the Supreme Court to join the International Association of Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions (I.A.S.A.J.).

The International Association of Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions (IASAJ) aims to promote international cooperation between higher administrative jurisdictions.

In France, the Council of State also performs the functions of the Supreme Administrative Court, therefore the matters of judicial co-operation and experience exchange of judges, various topical issues of law enforcement in France and Latvia, the role of the Judicial Council, and the training of judges were discussed.

The Vice-President of the French Council of State and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court discussed also the possible formation of the Council of State in Latvia. The operation of the Council of State in France significantly improves the quality of legislation. The need to create an institution that would prepare independent opinions on draft laws is also being discussed in Latvia.

 

Information prepared by

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

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: +371 67020396, +371 28652211

Photo by the Embassy of France in Latvia