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14 November, 2019

Judge assistants gain experience in the Supreme Court of Finland

From 11 to 13 November within the framework of the project “The role of judge assistants in effective work organization of the Supreme Court” a visit to the Supreme Court of Finland for experience exchange was paid by Santa Ozola and Mikelis Zumbergs, judge assistants of the Department of Administrative Cases, as well as Agnese Adgere, judge assistant of the Department of Criminal Cases, and Reinis Odins, legal research counsel of the Department of Civil Cases.
8 November, 2019

Judge assistants gain experience in the Supreme Court of Norway

Last month within the framework of the project “The role of judge assistants in effective work organization of the Supreme Court”, Santa Ozola and Madara Senbruna, judge assistants of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court, and Elina Purena, judge assistant of the Department of Civil Cases, paid an exchange visit to the Supreme Court of Norway.
6 November, 2019

Senator Aija Branta attends the 20th anniversary ceremony of the Consultative Council of European Judges in Strasbourg

From November 6 till November 8, the 20th Plenary Session of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) and the Solemn Conference dedicated to the 20th Anniversary of the CCJE are held in Strasbourg. Aija Branta, Senator of the Supreme Court of Latvia and Latvia's representative to CCJE, is also taking part.
31 October, 2019

The Supreme Court is visited by high-ranking officials of European judicial organizations

On Thursday, October 31, Ramin Gurbanov, President of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), and Artashes Melikyan, Head of the Secretariat of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE), visited the Supreme Court. Officials from the European judicial organizations met Ivars Bickovics, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Chair of the Council for the Judiciary, and Senator Aija Branta, Latvian representative to both European judicial organizations (CEPEJ and CCJE).
29 October, 2019

Two Senators of the Supreme Court have received the highest state award

In accordance with the decision of the President of the Republic of Latvia and the Order of Chapters, the Order of the Three Stars was awarded to Peteris Dzalbe, Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court, and to Marite Zagere, Senator of the Department of Civil Cases, for meritorious service to Latvia.
28 October, 2019

Supreme Court employees gain experience in other Latvian courts

On October 24, a delegation of Supreme Court visited the Administrative Regional Court, Riga District Court in Jurmala and Zemgale District Court in Tukums to exchange experience, learn about the work of first and second instance courts, and discuss opportunities for the mutual cooperation. Seven staff members from all divisions of the Supreme Court – the Senate’s departments, Division of Case-law and research, Administration and Chancery – took part in the exchange visit.
24 October, 2019

“Interference with the administration of justice is unacceptable,” states the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

The course of court proceedings must be as effective as possible in every case and the court must reach a fair judgment as soon as possible. This is particularly important in the criminal case of the Zolitude tragedy, as stated by Ivars Bickovics, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. At the same time, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court points out that neither he nor the judges of the Supreme Court have the right to intervene in the organizational matters of a lower court and to influence the course of the proceedings.
22 October, 2019

The Supreme Court is visited by the Spanish Ambassador to Latvia Susana Cámara Angulo

On 22 October, the Supreme Court was visited by the Spanish Ambassador to Latvia, Susana Cámara Angulo, who was appointed to this position last autumn.
21 October, 2019

Former Senator Valerijans Jonikans is awarded the title of Judge Emeritus

The Council for the Judiciary awarded the title of Judge Emeritus to former Supreme Court Senator Valerijans Jonikans, who ceased to hold judicial office on April 30, 2019.
17 October, 2019

Court employees gain experience in the Supreme Court of Iceland

Last week within the framework of the project “The role of judge assistants in effective work organization of the Supreme Court”, Sanita Jefimova, assistant to the Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court, Madara Senbruna, judge assistant of the Department of Administrative Cases, and Reinis Odins, legal research counsel of the Department of Civil Cases visited Iceland.