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What is the Supreme Court?

The Supreme Court is the third, highest court in the Latvian three-tier court system. The Supreme Court is also called the Senate. The Supreme Court is located in Riga, Brīvības bulvāris 36.

What does the Supreme Court do?

The Supreme Court hears cases that have previously been adjudicated in the second instance (regional court) and whose judgments or decisions have been appealed to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court does not examine the merits of the case, does not examine the circumstances of the case. The Supreme Court examines whether the judgment of the court of the previous instance complies with the norms of law. Judgments and decisions of the Supreme Court are not subject to appeal. The Supreme Court also develops uniform case law.

Who is leading the Supreme Court?

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is Mr Aigars Strupišs.

What is the structure of the Supreme Court?

In the Supreme Court, cases are heard in three departments - the Department of Civil Cases, the Department of Criminal Cases and the Department of Administrative Cases. There are judges and judge assistants in each department.

The work of the Supreme Court is managed by the Administration, which consists of the Chancery, the Communication Division, the Information Technology Division, the Personnel Division, the Finance Division.

The development of uniform case law is ensured by the Division of Case-law and Research.

The Supreme Court also ensures the work of the Judicial Council. The Judicial Council is a collegial institution that participates in the development of the policy of the judicial system, as well as in the improvement of the organization of court work.

How can I contact the Supreme Court?

The Supreme Court can be contacted by e-mail at@at.gov.lv or phone +371 67020350.