The mission of the Supreme Court/ Senate is to implement the rule of law by creating a unified and stable law enforcement practice in the cassation instance, as defined in the Court's operational strategy for the next five years.

The Strategy for 2021-2025 sets out five priority directions of the Supreme Court/ Senate: 1) development of stable case law; 2) ensuring an efficient cassation procedure; 3) streamlining the use of resources and the internal processes; 4) cooperation and dialogue; 5) informing and educating the society.

The main actions for each of these directions, as well as objectives for their implementation have been identified.

In order to develop stable case law, the internal dialogue within the Senate between the departments, as well as cooperation with the courts of first and second instance will be strengthened. The availability of Senate case law will be expanded.

In order to ensure an efficient cassation procedure, it is planned to improve the circulation of cases in the Senate and to develop guidelines for the preparation of rulings. In order for the Senate to receive high-quality cassation complaints and applications, it is planned to prepare good practice recommendations for the participants in the case. As a judge has a key role to play in ensuring efficient court proceedings, it is considered to attract the best lawyers to the position of senator, to improve the skills of senators, as well as to strengthen the capacity of support service for senators.

A transparent internal model for Court’s operation will be developed in order to rationally use internal resources, opportunities provided by technology and work environment to ensure efficient performance.

As one of the strategic priorities, the Supreme Court has set cooperation and dialogue within the framework of cooperation between both the Judicial Council and the state constitutional bodies. As its objective, the Court sees the development of legal thought and legal culture, as well as Latvia's representation in international justice organizations and international and supranational court networks.

Constant priority of the Supreme Court is informing and educating the public, namely  through open and proactive communication, cooperation with schools, law faculties of universities, and journalists. The history of the Latvian Senate and the renewed Senate will be continued to be complied and used in Court’s work.

 

See the Supreme Court's Strategy here

The Strategy is available on the website of the Supreme Court in the section About the Supreme Court/ Organization

 

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