In order to draw the attention of Saeima, the Cabinet and society to danger to rule of law and democracy in Latvia, by weakening the financial independence of courts, in the framework of creation of the state budget, on Thursday, October 8, at 9.15 o’clock there has been summoned the extraordinary Plenum of the Supreme Court.

The financial independence of the court system is not a privilege, given in the interests of the courts, but for the interests of the society, in order to provide independent court in reasonable terms. Judges of the Supreme Court draw the attention that reducement of the budget forcast will essentially influence the execution of court functions.

The General Prosecutor and Minister of Justice are also invited to the Plenum of the Supreme Court.

The Plenum will take place in Room 146. Journalists have to order permits in the Division of Communication, telephones 67020396, 28652211.

Information prepared by

Head of the Division of Communications of the Supreme Court Rasma Zvejniece

E-mail:, telephone: 67020396, 28652211