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3 September, 2018

JUDGES’ CONFERENCE DEDICATED TO CENTENARY OF THE LATVIAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY

The Latvian Judges’ Conference, which will be held on September 7, will be devoted to the centennial of the Latvian judicial system and its prospects for the future. The special guests of the conference are representatives of the Supreme Courts from countries that also celebrate their centenary – Lithuania, Estonia, Finland and Poland.
15 August, 2018

SUPREME COURT CREATES THE “TOP LIST” OF THE MOST VALUABLE JUDGMENTS OF THE SENATE OF LATVIA

As the centenary anniversary of the Senate of Latvia is approaching, the Supreme Court intends to gather information about the most valuable judgments of the Senate (1918-1940), which are referenced in today's rulings, commentaries and publications that have proved to be useful in the work of lawyers (and not just lawyers), drawing on some ideas, arguments or forms of expression. Or such judgements have risen interest regarding legal techniques or expressions utilized.
13 August, 2018

LATVIAN JUDGES GET READY FOR THE CENTENARY CONFERENCE

This year the Latvian Judges’ Conference will be held on September 7 and will be devoted to the centennial of the Latvian judicial system, and prospects for the future. The representatives of the Supreme Courts from countries that also celebrate their centenary – Lithuania, Estonia, Finland and Poland – are invited to participate in the conference.
25 July, 2018

THE LATEST ISSUE OF “JURISTA VĀRDS” DEDICATED TO BALTIC GERMAN LEGAL SCHOLAR DIETRICH ANDRÉ LOEBER AND THE JUDGMENT OF THE SUPREME COURT REGARDING HIS SON’S CITIZENSHIP

The issue of the periodical “Jurista Vārds” (“Lawyer’s Word”) of July 24 is devoted to the distinguished Baltic German lawyer Professor Dietrich André Loeber (Dītrihs Andrejs Lēbers) (1923-2004), "whose efforts in maintaining the hope in Latvia's independence during the seemingly hopeless years of the Soviet occupation must in no way be forgotten" – the editor-in-chief commented on the theme of the issue.
20 July, 2018

STUDENTS OF SUMMER SCHOOL OF TURĪBA UNIVERSITY VISIT THE SUPREME COURT

On July 19, Anita Zikmane, Head of the Division of Case-law and Research, met with students from the Summer School of Turība University. Students were coming from Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Austria, the Czech Republic and Italy. Foreign students had arrived to Latvia for two weeks to take part in the intensive course about mediation. The students showed great interest in the Supreme Court of Latvia, as well as have already visited the Saeima (parliament).
3 July, 2018

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE SO THAT 80% OF POPULATION OF LATVIA WOULD HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE JUDICIARY?

This was a question raised during one of the discussions of the conversation festival "Lampa" that took place in Cesis on June 30, in which also Aigars Strupiss and Anita Kovalevska, –judges of the Supreme Court, – took part. Judge Strupiss is also the Chair of the Disciplinary Court, but judge Kovalevska – chair of the Judicial Ethics Commission.
27 June, 2018

THE SUPREME COURT WELCOMES SPECIAL GUESTS FROM GERMANY

On Friday, June 22, Dr. P. Nikolai Ehlers, LL.M. and his brother Prof. Dr. Dr. Alexander P.F. Ehlers – Herbert Ehlers’ grandsons with families visited the Supreme Court. Herbert Ehlers was one of the most outstanding lawyers of the first period of the free state of Latvia. He is also one of the developers of the cornerstone of civil rights in Latvia – the Civil Law. He has later translated it also into German.
21 June, 2018

EXAMINATION OF LEGALITY OF RULINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES UNDER CASSATION PROCEDURE SHALL BE CARRIED OUT COLLECTIVELY; REFUSAL SHALL BE MOTIVATED

In accordance with the judgment of the Constitutional Court of 14 June 2018 in the case No 2017-23-01 "On the compliance of the second and third parts of Section 573 of the Criminal Procedure Law with the first sentence of Article 92 of the Satversme (Constitution) of the Republic of Latvia", an examination of the legality of rulings of the Department of Criminal Cases under the cassation procedure shall be carried out by the composition of three judges and the refusal to initiate cassation proceedings shall be motivated.
21 June, 2018

CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME ENCOURAGES THE YOUNG ADVOCATES TO RESPECT THEMSELVES AND THEIR WORK

On Thursday, June 21, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, accepted an oath of seven sworn advocates admitted to the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates.
20 June, 2018

WORLD CONGRESS OF LATVIAN LAWYERS TOPICALIZES THE ROLE OF THE SUPREME COURT IN SOLVING THE ISSUES IN THE FIELD OF COMMERCIAL LAW

Professor Kalvis Torgans, who unveiled the discussion session “Legal framework for Business Activity: Problems and Solutions” of the 3rd World Congress of Latvian Lawyers, highlighted a number of issues in the field of commercial law that must be addressed in the centenary of the state. At the same time, he noted the positive aspects – progress in this area of ​​law. One of them is the formation of the case-law with the participation of the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court.