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13 March, 2019

New link between laws and case-law of the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court

“Judgment of the court makes the dry law alive and understandable to man”, said Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, at the press conference when opening the new project on the website of legal acts Likumi.lv. Henceforth, on the website Likumi.lv, the legal acts will be supplemented with references to rulings of the Supreme Court or Senate, in which findings expressed by the Court may be useful in deciding other cases and interpreting legal provisions. The articles of the legal acts will also contain information on the judgments of the Constitutional Court. The project was implemented by the official publisher of “Latvijas Vestnesis” in cooperation with the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court.
11 March, 2019

Summary of case-law in cases of the Financial and Capital Market Commission

The supervision of the financial and capital market sector is vital for the development of financial system and economics. The stability, competitiveness and development of the financial and capital market is supported by the Financial and Capital Market Commission, which regulates and supervises the activities of Latvian banks, credit unions, insurance companies and insurance intermediaries, financial instrument market participants, private pension funds, payment institutions and electronic money institutions. Considering the importance of the Financial and Capital Market Commission in promoting the stability of financial and capital market, the Supreme Court has compiled its case-law in cases regarding the Financial and Capital Market Commission.
8 March, 2019

The Supreme Court issues a book and opens a section on the website about historic judgements of the Senate

With the opening of the book “The Findings of the Senate of Latvia: Historical Heritage” on March 8, the Supreme Court concluded the centenary events of the Senate of Latvia and, as Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, said: “It is symbolic that the centenary events are concluded with opening of a book in which history connects with the present.”
8 March, 2019

Summary of case-law on claims subject to jurisdiction of administrative courts

The Division of Case-law and Research of the Supreme Court has summarized the findings of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate on the issue of claims subject to examination before administrative courts.
27 February, 2019

The ambassador calls to make use of opportunities offered by international law institutions in The Hague

Latvia has a wide range of opportunities to be represented in international institutions in The Hague – stated Ilze Ruse, the Latvian Ambassador to the Netherlands, while visiting the Supreme Court. She emphasized that by engaging in work of these institutions Latvia presents itself as a responsible representative of the international legal system.
27 February, 2019

The Chairs of Departments of the Senate ruled that an application for the annulment of a registration of a fact of death and of a death certificate shall be examined by administrative courts

When examining the request of a judge of the District Administrative Court to determine the jurisdiction of the case, the meeting of Chairs of Departments of the Senate indicated that the court in the case concerning the annulment of registration of fact of death does not have to establish the fact that the person is alive, but whether or not there was a basis for making a record in the death register. The subject of the dispute in such cases is the existence of preconditions for recording the information in the death register. According to Section 46, Paragraph three of the Law on Registration of Civil Status Documents, this issue shall be examined in accordance with the procedures specified in the Administrative Procedure Law.
13 February, 2019

On the Shadow Day, students learn about the daily work of the Supreme Court and of senators

On February 13, 17 students from Cesis, Vecpiebalga, Liepaja, Dagda, Rezekne, Jelgava, Ogre, Babite, Valmiera, Daugmale and Riga visited the Supreme Court to get acquainted with the work of the Supreme Court and the work of a judge.
8 February, 2019

The Supreme Court joins the European Court of Human Rights' Superior Courts Network

The Supreme Court has joined the Superior Courts Network organized by the European Court of Human Rights. Altogether there are 73 courts from 36 countries in the Network.
6 February, 2019

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in an interview for “Jurista Vārds”: The independence of the judiciary is in the interest of every person

In order to clarify the results of the Senate's work and the view of the judiciary on the recent changes, as well as on the reputation crises, the magazine "Jurista Vārds" (Lawyer’s Word) invited Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Chair of the Council for the Judiciary, for a discussion.
30 January, 2019

Summary of the case-law on the civil protection of honour and dignity

The Division of the Case-law and Research of the Supreme Court has compiled the case-law of the Department of Civil Cases in the cases on the civil protection of honour and dignity, which were examined between 2000 and 2018. The summary has been supplemented by the findings of the European Court of Human Rights in cases where the Court, by applying the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, has balanced the right to freedom of expression and the right to protection of honour and dignity that follow from the right to privacy, as well as has given other references in matters of honour and dignity.