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30 June, 2008

The Judicial Ethical Commission finds it acceptable to criticize judgments in scientific articles

The Judicial Ethical Commission has acknowledged that a judge engaged also in scientific work and lecturing may in such work use the judgments of the court he/she represents, and express criticism on them, as well. Such interpretation of the standards of the Latvian Judicial Ethical Code was given by the Ethical Commission on June 27 upon the request of the senator Janis Neimanis of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court Senate.
30 June, 2008

Gulans appointed in the position of the Senator of the Department of Administrative Cases

The former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Andris Gulans will hold the position of the senator in the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate. The Head of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate Veronika Krumina finds that the experience, knowledge and the professional qualification of A. Gulans meets the requirements of the work in the Senate, and it will be useful and of value in the Department of Administrative Cases.
26 June, 2008

The oath to the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is given by twenty four attorneys

On June 26, prior to the commencement of their duties twenty four newly admitted attorneys gave the oath to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
25 June, 2008

Discussions about renewal of cases after a judgment of the Court of the European Community

In Latvia, there has been no case under reviewing which has been renewed already after it is seen from a judgment of the Court of the European Community that the national court has adjudicated the case erroneously. However, such cases become more and more topical for national courts, and this issue was discussed in the colloquium of the Association of the European Highest Administrative Courts in Warsaw in June 15 – 19.
20 June, 2008

Judge Marika Senkane undertakes her duties in the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court

Starting from June 25, Marika Senkane undertakes her duties in the position of a judge of the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court. The Saeima (Parliament) confirmed Senkane in the position of the judge of the Supreme Court on June 12, but the structural unit for the judge to perform her duties was determined by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by his order. Marika Senkane got her higher education Diploma of the University of Latvia with the specialty of a lawyer in 1991. Starting from 1984, for eleven years she worked as a secretary of court sessions and the chief advisor of the Chamber of Criminal Cases in the Supreme Court, afterwards – in the Ministry of Welfare. Then she returned to the judiciary as a judge: in 1996 – 2003 she held the position of a judge in the Riga City Kurzemes District Court, and since 2003 – in the Panel of Civil Cases of the Riga Regional Court.
16 June, 2008

The new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court does not plan radical reforms

The first order issued on June 16 by the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics undertaking the duties of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was regarding the expiry of the term of office of the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Andris Gulans, and regarding take-over of the material assets and the official seal. Today [he] takes over the cases and learns about the procedure of work organization in the court.
15 June, 2008

Saying good-bye Gulans expresses gratitude to his colleagues

In the afternoon of June 13, the last day of his term in the position of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Andris Gulans invited those people who he worked and cooperated with during the fourteen years in the field of justice. “The privilege of a leader is the possibility to meet different persons and to perfect oneself”, said a. Gulans expressing gratitude to those who he had met while holding the position of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
15 June, 2008

Ivars Bickovics takes over the lead of the Supreme Court

Starting from Monday, June 16, 2008, Ivars Bickovics holds the position of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The former Chairman of the Chamber of Criminal Cases I. Bickovics in this position has replaced Andris Gulans who held the position of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for fourteen years.
12 June, 2008

The Saeima confirms Marika Senkane in the position of the Supreme Court judge

On June 12, the Saeima (the Parliament) unanimously, with 83 votes for, confirmed the judge of the Riga Regional Court Civil Cases Court Panel Marika Senkane in the position of the Supreme Court judge.
6 June, 2008

Learning the Latvian experience of corruption prevention, Romanian prosecutors visit the Supreme Court

Learning the Latvian experience of corruption prevention, the delegation of the National Anticorruption Department of the Prosecutor General Office of Romania visited the Supreme Court on May 5 and met with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Andris Gulans and the Head of the Administration Anita Kehre.