The international conference “Judicature of the Supreme Court and Its Role in Development of Legal Thought in Latvia” organised by the Supreme Court in cooperation with the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia in October, which was dedicated to the 15th anniversary of foundation of the Chambers and the Senate, was visited by great number of listeners, and the conference was considered to be important event. To memorize conclusions heard at the conference in history and to make them more available for extended public, “The Supreme Court Bulletin”, dedicated to the conference, is published, containing materials of the conference – allocutions, reports and greetings, as well as report on work of the Division of Case-law of the Supreme Court.   

Reports of Doctors of law – Kalvis Torgans, Janis Rozenfelds, Kristine Strada-Rozenberga, Valentija Liholaja, Jautrite Briede, Daiga Rezevska, doctoral students – Janis Pleps and Maris Vainovskis, representatives of Latvia in European courts – Egils Levits, the judge of the European Court of Justice, Ingrida Labucka, the judge of the Court of General Jurisdiction, and Ineta Ziemele, the judge of the European Court of Human Rights, as well as of foreign guests – Irmgard Griss, the President of the Supreme Court of Austria and the Chair of the Network of Presidents of Supreme Courts of the European Union, Gintaras Kryzevicius, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Lithuania, and Märt Rask, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Estonia, are published in bulletin. Subjects of reports encompass both theoretical and practical aspects of development of case-law in field of civil law, criminal law and administrative law, as well as it provides notion about historical experience of Latvian Senate, as well as modern international experience.

“The Supreme Court Bulletin” is published in 500 copies. It will be delivered to Latvian courts and other institutions of judiciary, as well as to libraries and higher educational institutions.

By this edition, dedicated to the conference, the Supreme Court restores historical tradition – to publish legal educational informative issue “The Supreme Court Bulletin”, which had been published for thirty-five years – between 1958 and 1993. it was a magazine of very limited volume, of limited themes, which had operated only in public policy all these years, on the basis of enthusiasm of members of editorial committee. In 1990, Gvido Zemribo, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of that time, indicated that this bulletin, during all those years, was the only legal periodical, which was able to keep purity of Latvian legal terminology. It was study aid for generations of lawyers. 

The Supreme Court has planned to publish bulletin renewed twice a year.


Information prepared by

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

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