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16 April, 2019

The Chair of the Department of Civil Cases encourages to think about the system of advocates of the Supreme Court

The Senate is interested in qualitative cassation complaints; therefore, it may be necessary to start thinking about the usefulness of the introduction of the system of advocates of the Supreme Court – as indicated by Aigars Strupiss, Chair of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, in his address to the general meeting of sworn advocates of Latvia on April 12.
16 April, 2019

The latest issue of the Bulletin – an overview of the performance of the Supreme Court and the case-law of the past year

The 18th issue of the Supreme Court Bulletin includes a public report on the performance of the Supreme Court in 2018 – characteristics, changes and topicalities of the Supreme Court, statistics and overview given by the chairs of Departments of the Supreme Court and of heads of other structural units and their conclusions regarding past year.
8 April, 2019

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court encourages the Association of Judges to strengthen the self-confidence of judges

At the conference devoted to the 90th anniversary of the Latvian Association of Judges that took place on 5 April, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Chair of Council for the Judiciary, called on the Association of Judges to support judges by expanding the range of judges' interests and strengthening self-confidence. "It is necessary to make judges feel confident that they are unaffectable in their decisions as morally mature persons, thus strengthening public confidence in independent judiciary," said Ivars Bickovics.
27 March, 2019

Colleagues from Germany visit the Supreme Court

On March 27 junior lawyers from Germany, who are currently studying and undergoing training at the Koblenz District Court, visited the Supreme Court for the exchange of experience. Guests had a meeting with Rihards Gulbis, Legal Research Counsel to the Department of Civil Cases. The legal research counsel provided visitors with general information on the structure of the Latvian judicial system, the court information system, giving more detailed information on the Supreme Court, its activities, the appointment of judges, the work of the departments, and the structure and tasks of the Administration.
25 March, 2019

Advisers to the Department of Criminal Cases analyse reasons for annulling rulings

In March, Nora Magone and Janis Baumanis, the advisers of the Department of Criminal Cases, attended the meetings of regional court judges to discuss issues related to the examination of cases under the settlement procedure.
22 March, 2019

Students of Rezekne Academy of Technologies learn about the work of the Supreme Court

On Friday, March 22, the law students of Rezekne Academy of Technologies visited the Supreme Court to learn about the work of judges and employees, as well as about the possibilities to read the Supreme Court rulings and follow up information on case-law.
21 March, 2019

Summary of case-law in competition cases

Competition law aims to protect and preserve free, fair and equal competition. Competition law is a mechanism for the development of a dynamic internal market and thus for the improvement of general welfare. In view of the particular public importance of competition law and its role in improving the business environment, the Supreme Court has summarized the case-law in competition cases.
13 March, 2019

New link between laws and case-law of the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court

“Judgment of the court makes the dry law alive and understandable to man”, said Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, at the press conference when opening the new project on the website of legal acts Likumi.lv. Henceforth, on the website Likumi.lv, the legal acts will be supplemented with references to rulings of the Supreme Court or Senate, in which findings expressed by the Court may be useful in deciding other cases and interpreting legal provisions. The articles of the legal acts will also contain information on the judgments of the Constitutional Court. The project was implemented by the official publisher of “Latvijas Vestnesis” in cooperation with the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court.
11 March, 2019

Summary of case-law in cases of the Financial and Capital Market Commission

The supervision of the financial and capital market sector is vital for the development of financial system and economics. The stability, competitiveness and development of the financial and capital market is supported by the Financial and Capital Market Commission, which regulates and supervises the activities of Latvian banks, credit unions, insurance companies and insurance intermediaries, financial instrument market participants, private pension funds, payment institutions and electronic money institutions. Considering the importance of the Financial and Capital Market Commission in promoting the stability of financial and capital market, the Supreme Court has compiled its case-law in cases regarding the Financial and Capital Market Commission.
8 March, 2019

The Supreme Court issues a book and opens a section on the website about historic judgements of the Senate

With the opening of the book “The Findings of the Senate of Latvia: Historical Heritage” on March 8, the Supreme Court concluded the centenary events of the Senate of Latvia and, as Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, said: “It is symbolic that the centenary events are concluded with opening of a book in which history connects with the present.”