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26 June, 2007

Romanian anticorruption specialists learn the experience of the Supreme Court in the cooperation with the society

On June 27, the delegation of the National Anticorruption Department of the General Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice of the Prosecutor General Office of Romania arrives in Latvia in an experience exchange visit. The goal of the Romanian anticorruption specialists is to learn the activities of the law enforcement institutions of Latvia, paying special attention to the aspect of accessibility and transparency of information. Therefore, the Romanian delegation includes not only the Head of the National Anticorruption Department, Chief Prosecutor Daniel Marius Morar and prosecutors, but also specialists of the communication service of the Department.
21 June, 2007

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court appeals the statement of the State Audit in full

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, considering that the opinion expressed in the statement of the State Audit “On the correctness of compiling the financial report of the Supreme Court for 2006” regarding the violations of the law standards infringes his lawful interests, yesterday filed an application with the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate. He requested to revoke in full both the decision dated May 2, 2007, of the State Audit Council and the articles of the decision dated April 18, 2007, of the Second Audit Department of the State Audit, regarding him.
14 June, 2007

Eleven new notaries give oath to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

On June 14, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Andris Gulans accepted the oath of eleven new notaries. For the first time the oath was given simultaneously by such a big number of notaries. It means that the prestige of the position of a notary increases, and the new lawyers advance to it with determination. The Chief Justice notes that appearance of young people among the notaries means a certain challenge, brings new trends and creates a healthy professional competition, thus promoting the increase of legal quality not only among the notaries, but in the judicial system in general. A. Gulans wished the new notaries to remember that with giving the oath they become part of the judicial power, and by their activities they have to care about the prestige of the judicial power.
12 June, 2007

Judges of the Supreme Court visit the European Court of Human Rights

The practice of the European Court of Human Rights will be discussed in the Departments and Chambers of the Supreme Court (ECHR), the colleagues will be informed about it by the Chairman of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate Pavels Gruzins, the Chairman of the Department of Administrative Cases Valerijans Jonikans, the senator of the Department of Civil Cases Marite Zagere and the Chairman of the Chamber of Criminal Cases Ivars Bickovics who have returned from the experience exchange visit in Strasbourg. The delegations of the Supreme Court and the Prosecutor General Office were invited to the ECHR on June 4 – 6 by the justice of the European Court of Human Rights Ineta Ziemele from Latvia.
6 June, 2007

Supreme Courts of Latvia and Lithuania agree on further cooperation

The Supreme Courts of the Republic of Latvia and the Republic of Lithuania will continue to develop cooperation and share experience, it was undertaken by the representatives of the courts at the closing of the visit of the delegation of the Lithuanian Supreme Court.
4 June, 2007

Delegation of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania visits Latvia

On Monday, June 4, the delegation of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania - the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Vytautas Greicius, the judges of the Department of Civil Cases Egidijus Lauzikas and Sigitas Gurevicius, and the judge of the Department of Criminal Cases Jonas Prapiestis arrived for a three days visit to the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia.
29 May, 2007

International judicial conference highlights the issue of protection of judiciary

Impact of the international law on the national law, development of commercial law and competition law and the role of the Constitutional Courts in the law system of the countries were the main topics discussed in the 15th International Judicial Conference in Michigan, USA. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Andris Gulans took part in the conference.
18 May, 2007

Judges of the regional courts are invited to seminar

Today the Supreme Court has invited judges from all the five regional courts to a seminar. The work of the seminar is arranged in two sections – civil law and criminal law. The seminar of the judges of the regional courts in the section of criminal law is held in the premises of the Riga Regional Court in Abrenes Street, the seminar is led by the Chairman of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court Senate Pavels Gruzins. Court practice regarding review of cases under Articles 160 and 162 of the Criminal Law – on forcible sexual assault and immoral acts with minors is analyzed by the Professor Valentina Liholaja of the University of Latvia, Faculty of Law, Department of Criminal Law. Doctor of Law Elita Nimande from the University of Latvia, Faculty of Law, Department of Criminal Law, lectures on procedural expenditures and their compensation. The Chairman of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate Pavels Gruzins and the Chairman of the Chamber of Criminal Cases Ivars Bickovics will answer the questions raised by the judges.
17 May, 2007

Supreme Administrative Courts of the EU countries develop joint databases

On May 13 and 14, the Chairman of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court Valerijans Jonikans participated in the General Assembly of the Association of the State Councils and the Supreme Administrative Courts of the countries of the European Union in Warsaw.
11 May, 2007

Bailiff gives the oath

On May 11, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Andris Gulans accepted the oath of the bailiff Andris Sladzs. The newly appointed bailiff swore to be loyal to the State of Latvia and to follow the laws of the country honestly, diligently and with confidence, to show respect to the court and state power, to follow the instructions and orders of the law enforcement institutions and their officials, to fulfill the duties of the bailiff decently, to protect the lawful interests of persons, the entrusted matters and not to disclose professional secrets being aware that he shall be amenable to the law for his activities.