On Friday, June 11, representatives of the Division of Case-law and Research of the Supreme Court participated in the meeting of the Superior Courts Network (SCN) organized by the European Court of Human Rights. The agenda included a presentation on the organization of the work of the European Court of Human Rights and methods for improving the efficiency of the judiciary.

It is important to note that in the stage of drawing up of rulings, special attention is paid to the research of the current case-law, preparation and updating of principle templates, as well as automated document processing (preparation).

Representatives of the courts of the Member States shared their experience in the organization of court work and in ensuring uniform case law. Anita Zikmane, Head of the Division of Case-law and Research, spoke about the experience of the Supreme Court of Latvia in the use of case-law of foreign and international courts, the use of rulings of the European Court of Human Rights when drawing up Senate’s rulings, and the availability of Senate’s rulings.

During the second part of the event, topical issues submitted by the courts of the Member States related to the European Convention on Human Rights were discussed, as well as the common knowledge platform and issues related to supplementing the information exchange platform with new topics and user-friendly options were considered. It is especially noteworthy that in the future it is planned to ensure the platform’s availability also in the Latvian language.

The Superior Courts Network (SCN) maintained by the European Court of Human Rights currently brings together 93 courts from 41 countries.

 

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