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23 March, 2020

The existence of the State, society and every individual must be protected also in the emergency situation

On March 23, Ivars Bickovics, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, participated in a meeting of heads of state constitutional organs convened by Egils Levits, President of Latvia, to decide on the basic principles of operation of the State in the emergency situation. President of Latvia Egils Levits, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins, Speaker of the Saeima Inara Murniece, President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics discussed how to legitimize the continuation of the state administration during the time when Saeima deputies and government members have to self-isolate for 14 days due to outbreak of Covid-19.
25 February, 2020

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the chairs of departments attend a conference in Qatar

On February 25-26, the conference “Past, Present, Future” takes place in Doha, Qatar, attended by representatives of judiciaries from all over the world. Among them are the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics, the Chair of the Department of Civil Cases Aigars Strupiss and the Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases Veronika Krumina. The conference is organized by the Global Judicial Integrity Network and is supported by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Supreme Judiciary Council of Qatar.
24 February, 2020

Judge assistants gain experience in courts of Sweden

In February, in the framework of the project “The role of judge assistants in effective work organization of the Supreme Court”, Mikelis Zumbergs, judge assistant of the Department of Administrative Cases, Sanita Jefimova and Agnese Adgere, judge assistants of the Department of Criminal Cases, and, Elina Purena, judge assistant of the Department of Civil Cases, visited Sweden for the exchange of experience.
18 February, 2020

Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases, “The Economic Court is focused on the past”

At the Annual Plenary Session on the report of Supreme Court's performance Peteris Dzalbe, Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate, while speaking about the ongoing reforms of the judicial system when "one reform has not yet been completed, another reform has already been announced", criticized the idea of establishing the Economic Court. "It is not clear how it will fit into the judicial system enshrined in the Satversme (constitution), moreover, this court is focused on the past, not the future," Peteris Dzalbe emphasized.
18 February, 2020

The number of cases examined at the Supreme Court has increased; the backlog of cases has decreased

In 2019, the Supreme Court showed positive developments regarding all key indicators, namely, the number of cases received decreased by 5%, the number of cases examined increased by 5%, and the backlog of cases decreased by 9%. Maintaining such dynamics and reducing the time needed for examination of cases should also be a priority for 2020 as stated by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics on 17 February at the Plenary Session on annual report of Court’s performance.
18 February, 2020

Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases highlights the need for strategic planning of the number of judges

In 2019, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate achieved outstanding results; 25% more cases than in the previous year were examined and the backlog of cases was reduced by 11%. Chair of the Department Veronika Krumina points out that such positive dynamics of the examined cases is the result of increase in the number of senators and optimization of the form of decisions of assignment sittings.In 2019, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate achieved outstanding results; 25% more cases than in the previous year were examined and the backlog of cases was reduced by 11%. Chair of the Department Veronika Krumina points out that such positive dynamics of the examined cases is the result of increase in the number of senators and optimization of the form of decisions of assignment sittings.
11 February, 2020

The Council for the Judiciary calls on the Supreme Court to examine the factors affecting the length of proceedings

The Council for the Judiciary calls on the Supreme Court to set up a working group to examine the factors affecting the length of civil, criminal and administrative proceedings in Latvian courts.
10 February, 2020

Senator Marika Senkane observes parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan

Marika Senkane, Senator of the Supreme Court of Latvia, a member of the Central Election Commission of Latvia, participated in the extraordinary parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan on Sunday, February 9.
3 February, 2020

General meeting of Senators of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate provides explanation regarding the state fee to be determined for the claim of termination of joint ownership

On Tuesday, January 28, a general meeting of senators of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate provided an explanation regarding the state fee payable for submitting a claim to terminate joint ownership. The general meeting was convened by Chief Justice Ivars Bickovics on the basis of Section 491 (1) of the Law “On Judicial Power” and taking into account the suggestion of the Chair of the Collegium of Civil Cases of Zemgale Regional Court.
31 January, 2020

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Latvia participates in the official opening of the judicial year of the European Court of Human Rights

On January 31, Ivars Bickovics, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Latvia, attends the official opening ceremony of the judicial year of the European Court of Human Rights. International seminar on the European Convention on Human Rights is also taking place during this event.