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19 May, 2020

The Supreme Court of the restored Republic of Latvia celebrates its 30th anniversary

In 2020, there are two significant points of reference in the history of the Supreme Court, namely, in May we celebrate 30 years since the restoration of the Supreme Court of the independent Republic of Latvia, and in October there are 25 years since the restoration of the cassation instance – the Senate.
14 May, 2020

Latest Bulletin of the Supreme Court – historical overview and vision for the future

Issue No 20 of the Supreme Court Bulletin is published during the changing times in the Supreme Court. The term of office of Ivars Bickovics as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court expires in June, and a new candidate for the position of the Chief Justice has been nominated. This topic is also on the pages of the Bulletin telling about 12 challenging years during the term of office of Ivars Bickovics and a detailed review of the work of the Judicial Council since its establishment. As well as the opinion of Aigars Strupiss, the candidate for the position of the Chief Justice nominated by the judges of the Supreme Court, on the state and development of the Senate and the judicial system is included in the latest issue of the Bulletin.
12 May, 2020

The Supreme Court carries on its work observing the conditions of a state of emergency

The operation of the Supreme Court is fully ensured also during the state of emergency in Latvia. Taking into account that the emergency situation has been extended until June 9 by a government decision, restrictions on visits in person also remain.
4 May, 2020

The highest officials of the judiciary honour Latvia's independence

On May 4, in honour of the 30th anniversary of the restoration of independence of the Republic of Latvia, the highest officials of the judiciary – Ivars Bickovics, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and Ineta Ziemele, President of the Constitutional Court, as well as the Constitutional Court judges Gunars Kusins and Arturs Kucs laid flowers at the Freedom Monument.
1 May, 2020

Members of the Constitutional Assembly – Senators of the Senate of Latvia

On May 1, 100 years have passed since the Constitutional Assembly (the first legislator in Latvia elected by the people) convened for the first meeting. Among the 150 members of the Constitutional Assembly there were four then or later senators of the Senate of Latvia.
28 April, 2020

The Supreme Court continues to perform its functions in the event of an emergency

The Supreme Court, like all Latvian courts, continues its work and also in the state of emergency fully ensures the right of citizens to defend their rights and legal interests in a fair court.
20 April, 2020

Anita Polakova has been elected the Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate

On Monday, April 20, in the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court, senator Anita Polakova was elected the Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate. According to the Law on Judicial Power, chairs of the departments of the Supreme Court are elected by the general meeting of judges for a term of five years.
20 April, 2020

The Plenary Session nominates Aigars Strupiss to the position of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

At the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court on April 20, Aigars Strupiss, Chair of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, was nominated as a candidate for the position of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
17 April, 2020

The survey identifies the most common causes of lengthy court proceedings

According to a survey of those involved in the court proceedings, ensuring the presence of witnesses, late submission of evidence and the need to obtain additional evidence are among the most common reasons for lengthy court proceedings. The survey, conducted by a working group set up by the Supreme Court, involved almost 1,000 judges, lawyers and prosecutors.
31 March, 2020

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepts oaths of notaries

On March 31, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepted oaths of office of four notaries. Arita Rateniece, Dace Elksne, Ilze Roze and Kristine Sapcenko have joined the community of sworn notaries. Arita Rateniece and Kristine Sapcenko will perform their duties in the area of operation  of Vidzeme Regional Court in Cesis, but Dace Elksne – inVidzeme Regional Court in Aluksne. Ilze Roze will work as a sworn notary in the Kurzeme Regional Court in Ventspils.