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Role of Supreme Courts in the Protection of Human Rights

Time and venue of the Conference

Riga Graduate School of Law, May 2, 2012

Organizers of the Conference

The Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia in cooperation with Riga Graduate School of Law

Participants

Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, Polish Supreme Courts judges, European Court of Human Rights judges, Constitutional Court judges, Riga Graduate School of Law faculty

Programme of the Conference

OPENING SPEECHES

  • Ivars BICKOVICS, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia

  • Martins MITS, Dr. iur., Prorector of Riga Graduate School of Law

EUROPEAN HUMAN RIGHTS ARCHITECTURE

Moderator Martins Mits, Prorector of Riga Graduate School of Law

Von Hannover case and dialogue between courts

  • Ineta ZIEMELE, Ph.D., Judge of the European Court of Human Rights, Professor in Riga Graduate School of Law

Subsidiarity principle of the convention system and the case L. v. Lithuania, No.27527/03

  • Danute JOCIENE, Dr.iur, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights

Application of human rights by the Court of Justice of the European Union

  • Peter GJORTLER, Associated Professor in Riga Graduate School of Law 

INTERACTION BETWEEN SUPREME COURTS AND THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Moderator Ineta ZIEMELE, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights

The main challenges of the implementation and direct application of the European Convention of Human Rights in the case law of the Supreme Court of Lithuania

  • Gintaras KRYZEVICIUS, Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania

The influence of the judgements of the European Court of Human Rights on legislation and the judicial decisions of the Supreme Court in civil matters

  • Tadeusz ERECINSKI, prof. Dr.hab.iur., Chairman of Civil Law Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Poland

Influences of ECHR case law in the judgements of the Estonian Supreme Court – is the Strasbourg court the fourth court instance of Estonia?

  • Eerik KERGANDBERG, Ph.D., Judge of the Criminal Law Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Estonia 

HUMAN RIGHTS DIALOGUE IN LATVIAN COURTS

Moderator Veronika KRUMINA, Chair of Administrative Cases Department of Senate of the Supreme Court

Compensation for damage as remedy in cases of violation of human rights in Latvian courts’ practice

  • Kalvis TORGANS, prof. Dr.hab.iur., Senator of Civil Cases Department of Senate of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia

Human rights and criminal procedure in Latvia

  • Peteris DZALBE, Chairman of Criminal Cases Department of Senate of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia 

Current human rights issues in the case law of Administrative Cases Department of the Supreme Court

  • Dace MITA, Senator of the Administrative Cases Department of Senate of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia

Dialogue between the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court as a tool for protection of human rights

  • Gunars KUTRIS, Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia 


Conference materials