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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.
19 May, 2020

The Supreme Court of the restored Republic of Latvia celebrates its 30th anniversary

In 2020, there are two significant points of reference in the history of the Supreme Court, namely, in May we celebrate 30 years since the restoration of the Supreme Court of the independent Republic of Latvia, and in October there are 25 years since the restoration of the cassation instance – the Senate.
14 May, 2020

Latest Bulletin of the Supreme Court – historical overview and vision for the future

Issue No 20 of the Supreme Court Bulletin is published during the changing times in the Supreme Court. The term of office of Ivars Bickovics as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court expires in June, and a new candidate for the position of the Chief Justice has been nominated. This topic is also on the pages of the Bulletin telling about 12 challenging years during the term of office of Ivars Bickovics and a detailed review of the work of the Judicial Council since its establishment. As well as the opinion of Aigars Strupiss, the candidate for the position of the Chief Justice nominated by the judges of the Supreme Court, on the state and development of the Senate and the judicial system is included in the latest issue of the Bulletin.
12 May, 2020

The Supreme Court carries on its work observing the conditions of a state of emergency

The operation of the Supreme Court is fully ensured also during the state of emergency in Latvia. Taking into account that the emergency situation has been extended until June 9 by a government decision, restrictions on visits in person also remain.
4 May, 2020

The highest officials of the judiciary honour Latvia's independence

On May 4, in honour of the 30th anniversary of the restoration of independence of the Republic of Latvia, the highest officials of the judiciary – Ivars Bickovics, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and Ineta Ziemele, President of the Constitutional Court, as well as the Constitutional Court judges Gunars Kusins and Arturs Kucs laid flowers at the Freedom Monument.
1 May, 2020

Members of the Constitutional Assembly – Senators of the Senate of Latvia

On May 1, 100 years have passed since the Constitutional Assembly (the first legislator in Latvia elected by the people) convened for the first meeting. Among the 150 members of the Constitutional Assembly there were four then or later senators of the Senate of Latvia.
28 April, 2020

The Supreme Court continues to perform its functions in the event of an emergency

The Supreme Court, like all Latvian courts, continues its work and also in the state of emergency fully ensures the right of citizens to defend their rights and legal interests in a fair court.