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25 July, 2008

The Supreme Court has accomplished the study on the practice of application of punishment

As of July 11, all the interested persons have access to the study accomplished by the Supreme Court (hereinafter – SC) on the practice of application of punishment, as well as the recommendations expressed by the Department of Criminal Cases and the Chamber of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court regarding the uniform application of law standards on determination of the punishment.
21 July, 2008

Commemoration of the Senator Skudre opens the 90th anniversary of the Latvian judiciary

The commemoration of Janis Skudre (1889 – 1942), the senator of the Latvian Senate and the Chairman of the Judicial Association in his native home “Lejas Meirani” in the Sauka pagasts (rural district) on July 20 attracted many lawyers and local people.
17 July, 2008

Sauka will host the opening event of the anniversary celebrations

On November 18 the State of Latvia will celebrate its 90th birthday. In November and December, the establishment of the Latvian judiciary will be officially celebrated, as well.
11 July, 2008

Experts of the international mission learn about the Latvian judiciary

On July 11 the delegation of the EUJUST – THEMIS (EU Rule of Law Mission in Georgia) visited the Supreme Court. The law experts visited Latvia with the aim to exchange views regarding the participation of judges and other lawyers in international civil missions, as well as to learn about the development of the Latvian law system and the participation of experts in international civil missions. In the delegation there were representatives from various legal professions from France, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Poland, as well as a participant from Latvia – the judge of the Constitutional Court Uldis Kinis. The head of the Mission Silvie Pantz – a judge, a prosecutor, an advisor in the matters of EU and the Civil Crisis Management from France. During the visit in the Supreme Court the delegation met with the Deputies of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Chairman of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate Pavels Gruzins and the Chairman of the Chamber of Civil Cases Gunars Aigars, as well as the specialists of the Ministry of Justice. The mutual exchange of experience covered court reforms in different countries, ensuring the independence of the judicial power, and the participation of judges in international missions.
11 July, 2008

Fifteen Supreme Court Judges and employees have received diplomas of higher educational institutions

It is good that in such a respectable and academic establishment as the Supreme Court the time may be calculated not only in astronomical years, report years, but also in academic years, admitted the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics when on July 11 he hold a reception for fifteen Supreme Court Judges and employees who found it possible to combine their studies and work and in the academic year of 2007, 2008 completed their studies in higher educational institutions.
7 July, 2008

State President meets with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Today, July 7, in the Riga Castle the State President Valdis Zatlers met with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics. This was the first official meeting of the President with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court after I. Bickovics took office. The President congratulated the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and wished success and good luck.
7 July, 2008

Zita Kupce promoted to the position of the Chairman of the Administrative Regional Court

After the meeting of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics and the Minister of Justice Gaidis Berzins on July 7 it was decided to promote the acting chairman of the court Zita Kupce for confirmation by the Saeima (Parliament) to the position of the Chairman of the Administrative Regional Court. Z. Kupce was acknowledged the most suitable candidate to the position of the Chairman of the Administrative Regional Court by the commission of the Ministry of Justice which evaluated three nominees who had applied to the announced competition. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Minister of Justice agreed to support the candidate promoted by the commission.
2 July, 2008

Decision adopted to promote Sandra Strence to the position of the Chairman of the Riga Regional Court

Today, on July 2, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics and the Minister of Justice Gaidis Berzins decided to promote Sandra Strence to the position of the Chairman of the Riga Regional Court to be confirmed by the Saeima (Parliament). Before the adoption of the decision Ivars Bickovics and Gaidis Berzins met with two candidates – Juris Stukans and Sandra Strence. They were found the most suitable nominees in the competition by the Court Administration, and the suitability of the candidates was assessed also by the work group established by the Ministry of Justice. Both nominees are highly valued as professionals by the Minister of Justice and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.