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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.
8 January, 2020

The Senate closed the year showing positive results in cases examined

Overall, the Senate’s performance indicators 2019 show dynamic activity and confirm that changes in the work organization of departments, notably through successful application of judges' experience and full replacement of judges who have been absent for a long time, have produced positive results.
30 December, 2019

Judge Valters Pokis returns to Regional Administrative Court

On December 30, Valters Pokis, judge of Regional Administrative Court, will cease judicial duties at the Supreme Court.
25 November, 2019

In criminal cases, the most common reason for initiation of cassation proceedings is incorrect application of a punishment

In the first ten months of this year, the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court (Senate) annulled or amended rulings of first instance courts and courts of appeal in more than half of cases examined. Furthermore, in two out of five annulled or modified rulings (38%) the errors in application of a punishment have been found as shows the statistics of the Supreme Court.