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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.
25 September, 2018

THE SUPREME COURT OF UKRAINE GAINS EXPERIENCE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF LATVIA IN THE FRAMEWORK OF TWO PROJECTS

On Tuesday, September 25, the Supreme Court of Latvia was visited by two groups of the representatives of the Supreme Court of Ukraine that are gaining experience in Latvia and have arrived in the framework of two different projects supported by the European Union.
21 September, 2018

SUMMARY OF CASE-LAW OF THE SUPREME COURT IN MATTERS OF TAX LAW

In Latvia, all the taxes and duties are regulated by the "Law on Taxes and Duties". It defines the bases for tax rights and tax collection and is considered to be the “umbrella” law for all Latvian taxes. Taking into account the public importance of this law, as well as the fact that an orderly and transparent tax regulation is also an integral part of improving the business environment, the Supreme Court has summarized its case-law in applying the "Law on Taxes and Duties".
21 September, 2018

JAPANESE LEGAL SCHOLARS VISIT THE SUPREME COURT

On Friday, September 21, a delegation from Japan visited the Supreme Court. Visitors were Professors from Nagoya University Ichihashi Katsuya, Sato Humito and Yasuda Rie, and Professor Honda Takio from Ryukoku University (Kyoto) and Deputy Director of the Center for Public Law Studies Tsay Igor representing the University of World Diplomacy and Economy (Tashkent).
21 September, 2018

CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL CASES: THE PROBLEM OF COMBATING FINANCIAL CRIMES IS THE DURATION AND QUALITY OF PRETRIAL PROCESS

In order to understand the problems, it is necessary to analyse the motives of the court judgments, – says Peteris Dzalbe, the Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court, about the public statements expressed by the Tax and Customs Police Department of the State Revenue Service stating that the court judgments and penal policy do not contribute to combating financial crime and money laundering.
18 September, 2018

SENATOR KARLIS OZOLINS IS COMMEMORATED IN PRIEKULI

Responding to the call of the Supreme Court to honour the founders of the Latvian judicial system in the municipalities where the senators of the Latvian Senate (1918-1940) were born, nn September 14, Priekuli Municipality invited the Chief Justice and judges of the Supreme Court to take part in the event dedicated to their townsman – Senator Karlis Ozolins.