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9 November, 2018

Supreme Court Bulletin: wishes of Latvian judges for the judicial system in its second centenary

Independence! Endurance! Courage! These are the three basic things the judges wish for the Latvian judicial system in its second centenary. And there are still dozens of other wishes that judges using mobile technologies expressed at the Latvian Judges' Conference. The latest issue of the "Supreme Court Bulletin" includes the materials of the Latvian Judges’ Conference that took place in September. These materials reflect on the centennial of the judiciary and provide insight into future prospects, emphasizing the special role and responsibility of a judge.
7 November, 2018

The claim for compensation for material damage caused by a criminal offense is not subject to review by an administrative court

At the sitting of chairs of departments convened by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the issue of the Department of Administrative Cases on jurisdiction of a case is resolved, recognizing that the claim for compensation for the material damage caused by state official’s failure to act shall not be subject to review by the administrative court, if this failure to act is recognized as a criminal offense. Then the person who committed the criminal offense is primarily responsible for the damage caused, and this person is held liable in accordance with the procedure established by the Criminal Procedure Law and the Civil Procedure Law.
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.