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4 April, 2007

American judge takes interest in court of appeal

On Wednesday, 4th of April judge of west district of state of Kentucky of USA Charles Simpson has visited Supreme Court. He had a friendly meeting with Chairs of Chambers of Supreme Court Gunārs Aigars and Ivars Bičkovičs.
29 March, 2007

Youth is becoming acquainted with Supreme Court with high interest

Within the framework of Lawyers Days, on 29th of March the doors of Supreme Court were open to those who had the wish for becoming acquainted with the work of Court, its halls and history. This opportunity was used by forty young people, law students mainly.
28 March, 2007

Invitation to debate about future of Supreme Court and about form and content of judiciary reform

On Thursday, 29th of March Chief Justice Andris Gulans, heads of departments of Senate and of court chambers will express their opinion on the reform sketched in draft law Governing the court system, that relates to place and role of Supreme Court in Legal System of Latvia.
27 March, 2007

Supreme Court takes part in Lawyers Days

On Thursday, 29th of March the doors of Supreme court will be open to those who applied for excursion and have the wish for becoming acquainted with Court Museum, halls of court sittings and other rooms of the building that in 1938 was built as Court castle. In its part, at 14.00 all are invited for a discussion about a role and a place of Supreme Court in legal system of Latvia.
23 March, 2007

Gulans will take part in international conference devoted to 50th anniversary of Treaty of Rome

Chief Justice Andris Gulans will take part in international conference „The influence of law and case-law of countries members of EU on interpretation of European Community law” in Luxembourg on 26th of March.
16 March, 2007

Last year Latvian Courts sentenced convicts mostly accused of larceny and traffic accidents

With every year the number of convicts in Latvian courts is being reduced. In Year 2006 9925 person were convicted, which is for 1293 p. less then in year 2005 and for 3661 p. less than in year 2003. Statistics summarized by Supreme Court show that. In Statistics summary Court Information System data were used.
15 March, 2007

Supreme Court of Latvia is becoming acquainted with experience of Denmark

Fifteen officials of Supreme Court – Chief Justice, his deputies, judges, judge assistants, and representatives of Administration and Chancery of Senate – made an experience exchange visit to Denmark.
14 March, 2007

Possibly milder punishments imposed for theft

The Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate and the Division of Case-law have made a research on the policy of punishments implemented by the courts when convicting under Article 175, part 3, of the Criminal Law on thefts entering a residential unit, other premises, a storage facility or a means of transport, and under Article 175, part 4, of the Criminal Law on thefts committed in gross amounts or by a group of persons, as well as theft of narcotic, psychotropic, powerfully acting, toxic or radioactive substances, explosives, firearms or ammunition.
13 March, 2007

Improvement regulations of the Criminal Law on human trafficking and sending of persons for sexual exploitation initiated

The Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court and the Division of Case-law have summarized the court practice in cases on human trafficking and sending of persons for sexual exploitation. The summary of the court practice has been sent to the district (town) courts and regional courts, the Minister of Justice and the Prosecutor General. The proposals for amendments to separate regulations of the Criminal Law were sent to the Legal Commission of the Saeima (Parliament).
9 March, 2007

On Latvian judge conference attention is paid to ethics and professionalism

Actual questions related to ethics of a judge and politics of judicial system – were the main accents today, on the 9 of March, on the conference that gathered more then 400 judges from all Courts of the State.