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10 July, 2020

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court accepts an oath of the Prosecutor General Juris Stukans

Today, on July 10, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss accepted an oath of the new Prosecutor General Juris Stukans. Consequently, the Prosecutor General will be entitled to take up his duties as the term of office of the current Prosecutor General expires on 11 July.
8 July, 2020

An exhibition on the contribution of senators to the field of legal literature is on display at the Supreme Court

The Senate is not only a cassation instance dealing with specific cases and a developer of case law, but also a promoter of legal thought. The words of a senator have weight not only in court rulings, but also in the lines written in books. In preparation for the 25th anniversary of the restoration of the Senate, the Supreme Court has created an exhibition “Senators in the Field of Legal Literature”, which testifies to the contribution of senators to the development of legal thought in Latvia.
2 July, 2020

During the meeting with the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court calls on the authorities in Latvia to cooperate to achieve a common goal

On July 2, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss met with Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins to discuss possible cooperation between the executive and the judiciary in order to strengthen the rule of law in the country. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was pleased with the opportunity to discuss the problems existing in the country from the point of view of both the executive and the judiciary. During the meeting, Aigars Strupiss emphasized the need for all authorities in Latvia to cooperate and engage in discussions. "We are independent, but all in the same boat, and all the authorities in Latvia must row this boat together," the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court said.
18 June, 2020

The first meeting of the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court with the Minister of Justice and the Chair of Riga Regional Court

On June 18, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss, who took office two days before that date, met with the Minister of Justice Janis Bordans.
16 June, 2020

The President of Latvia meets with the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss and the former Chief Justice Ivars Bickovics

On 16 June, at Riga Castle, State President Egils Levits met with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss, who had taken up his new duties the same day, as well as with the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics. The President congratulated Aigars Strupiss, wishing him success in his responsible position, as well as he thanked Ivars Bickovics for his long-term commitment.
16 June, 2020

Ivars Bickovics speaks about his time in the position of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. 12 challenging years

June 15 was the last working day of Ivars Bickovics as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. 12 years in this position has been a challenging time, during which the goal of the work had remained unchanged – ensuring the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary in Latvia.
16 June, 2020

Aigars Strupiss takes over leadership of the Supreme Court

Today, on June 16, 2020, the powers of Aigars Strupiss as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court come into force. Aigars Strupiss, the former Chair of the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court, has replaced Ivars Bickovics, who had been the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for twelve years.
15 June, 2020

On the Remembrance Day for the Victims of Communist Genocide, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court lays flowers at the Freedom Monument

On June 14, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics laid flowers at the Freedom Monument in memory of the victims of the communist genocide.
13 June, 2020

The Working Group on the Evaluation of the Length of Proceedings identifies four issues for discussion

On June 12, the Supreme Court held a discussion between the judiciary and state policy makers on four issues selected for discussion by the working group for assessing the length of court proceedings. These are: the promotion of use of videoconferencing, the possibilities for improving the schedule of courts, lawyers and prosecutors, the limitation of the duration of court deliberations and the application of procedural sanctions.
21 May, 2020

Aigars Strupiss has been confirmed as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

On May 21, the Saeima (parliament) unanimously approved Senator Aigars Strupiss as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.