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5 November, 2018

Opportunity for judges of district and regional courts to temporarily work as legal research counsels at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has announced two vacancies – judges of district (city) and regional courts are given the opportunity to apply for exchange of experience at the Supreme Court and for a certain period of time to perform the duties of a legal research counsel. One vacancy is announced for the position of a legal research counsel in the Division on Case-law and Research, the other – in the Department of Administrative Cases.
1 November, 2018

Judge Veronika Krumina gives a lesson in law at her first school

The last day of October was particularly interesting and exploratory for 12th grade students of Riga State Gymnasium No 2. Veronika Krumina, the Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court, gave a lesson in law at school where she herself had studied for eleven years. 
30 October, 2018

PROUD TO ANNOUNCE – JUDGE EDITE VERNUSA RECEIVES THE HIGHEST STATE AWARD!

Edite Vernusa, judge of the Department of Civil Cases, was awarded the highest state award – the Order of the Three Stars – for meritorious service to Latvia. The Order of Chapters has awarded the judge with the Order of the 4th class.
29 October, 2018

ON THE “OPEN DAY” THE SUPREME COURT AND THE COURT ADMINISTRATION ARE VISITED BY EMPLOYEES OF COURTS OF LATVIA

More than 80 employees of regional and district courts visited the Supreme Court and the Court Administration on Monday, October 29, to get acquainted with the work of these institutions.
26 October, 2018

COURT OF CASSATION IS FROM NOW CALLED “THE SENATE”

On October 25, the Saeima (Parliament), by adopting amendments to the Law "On Judicial Power", decided that in the future the Supreme Court could also be called “The Senate” and justices – senators.
19 October, 2018

CONTRIBUTION OF THE SUPREME COURT’ JUDGES TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CIVIL PROCEDURE LAW IS HIGHLIGHTED

On October 19, a conference of lawyers and legal practitioners dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Civil Procedure Law and to analysis of current civil procedure issues is held at the Ministry of Justice. At the opening of the conference, Dzintars Rasnacs, the Minister of Justice, and Laila Medina, the Deputy State Secretary on Legal Policy Issues of the Ministry of Justice, looked back at the elaboration and entry into force of the Civil Procedure Law 20 years ago. The speeches specifically emphasized the contribution of the judges of the Supreme Court to the development of procedural laws in the early 1990's.
10 October, 2018

Summary on hate speech and freedom of expression in criminal law

The Division of Case-law and Research of the Supreme Court has compiled a summary of hate speech and freedom of expression in criminal law. The summary reviews the international legal framework for the protection of freedom of expression and the practice of the European Court of Human Rights in this matter. In addition, the case-law of the Latvian courts on hate speech in criminal cases, in which the rulings have come into force from October 2012 to May 2018, is also indicated.
28 September, 2018

THE CHIEF JUSTICE PARTICIPATES IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE NETWORK OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Today, on September 28, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, takes part in the General Assembly of the Network of Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union and in the conference in Karlsruhe, Germany.
25 September, 2018

THE SUPREME COURT OF UKRAINE GAINS EXPERIENCE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF LATVIA IN THE FRAMEWORK OF TWO PROJECTS

On Tuesday, September 25, the Supreme Court of Latvia was visited by two groups of the representatives of the Supreme Court of Ukraine that are gaining experience in Latvia and have arrived in the framework of two different projects supported by the European Union.
21 September, 2018

SUMMARY OF CASE-LAW OF THE SUPREME COURT ON MATTERS OF TAX LAW

In Latvia, all the taxes and duties are regulated by the "Law on Taxes and Duties". It defines the bases for tax rights and tax collection and is considered to be the “umbrella” law for all Latvian taxes. Taking into account the public importance of this law, as well as the fact that an orderly and transparent tax regulation is also an integral part of improving the business environment, the Supreme Court has summarized its case-law in applying the "Law on Taxes and Duties".