This week, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and Anita Zikmane, the Head of the Division of Case-law and Research, participate in the conference of Supreme Courts of China and Central and Eastern European Countries, which is held in China.

The agenda of the conference includes urgent subjects related to work of courts – on judicial reforms, independence of courts, IT support in work of courts, alternative dispute resolution, and role of Supreme Courts in ensuring of efficiency of courts and unified case-law.

Anita Zikmane, the Head of the Division of Case-law and Research, will report on experience of the Supreme Court of Latvia in development of unified case-law.

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of each participating state will have bilateral meeting with the Zhou Qiang, the President of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China. At the end of the conference, it has been envisaged to adopt Shanghai Consensus on Cooperation among the Supreme Courts.

Participants of the conference will also visit Shanghai and Beijing High People’s Courts, National Judges College, and the China Court Museum.

Representatives from Supreme Courts of 13 states participate in the conference organised by the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China, including Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Slovakia, Hungary and China.  

 

Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211