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23 March, 2010

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court advances Janis Maizitis for the post of General Prosecutor

Today, on March 23, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics has sent to the Chair of Saeima, Gundars Daudze, an official note that he advances former General prosecutor Janis Maizitis to be appointed for the post of the General prosecutor of the Republic of Latvia.
22 March, 2010

Chiefs Justice of Supreme Courts of the European Union discuss practical aspects of independence of the judicial system

“Questions of independence of courts in European Union countries are similar. Independence of judicial power has been declared in all countries and, in general, it has been implemented, but the topical question is how to improve, to strengthen and perfect practical mechanism of provision of this independence”, says the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics, after coming back from General Assembly of Chiefs Justice of Supreme Courts of the European Union countries.
15 March, 2010

Anda Briede starts work in the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, and Intars Bisters – in the Chamber of Civil Cases

On March 15 the judge of the Supreme Court Anda Briede starts to execute duties of senator in the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, and the judge Intars Bisters stars work in the Chamber of Civil Cases.
8 March, 2010

Solutions of effectivisation of work of the Supreme Court have been searched in the plenum

Last year, 2009, was tense and hard for the Supreme Court both due to cases received and reviewed, and also due to decrease of the budget for 25% that influenced operation and development of the Supreme Court – such conclusion was made at the plenum of the Supreme Court on March 5.
4 March, 2010

The Supreme Court will evaluate results of work of the last year

On Friday, March 5, at 10:00 a.m. the plenum or the general session of judges of the Supreme Court, in which work of the court in year 2009 will be analysed and evaluated. Statistical data that is available also in the chapter “Statistics” in the home page www.at.gov.lv, show that in 2009 in litigation of the Supreme Court there were 6687 cases. There have been reviewed two thirds or 74% of cases in the Senate, and in chambers – 51% of cases. The rest of cases pending by the end of the year in the Supreme Court was 2468 cases. Each year work load of judges of the Supreme Court increases: ten years ago number of cases reviewed for one judge in average was 60 cases, in 2004 – 84 cases, but in 2009 – 100 cases. However, the last year was hard for the Supreme Court also in a financial meaning. Financing given – LVL 2 843 067 – was 25% less than in previous year, number of judges was insufficient, one of the main functions of the Supreme Court – creation of judicature – could not be executed in necessary volume.
2 March, 2010

While ending the year, two thousands and five hundreds cases have not been reviewed in the Supreme Court

In 2009 in litigation of the Supreme Court there were 6687 cases. Summarized statistical data shows that there have been reviewed two thirds or 74% of cases in the Senate, and in chambers – half or 51% of cases. The rest of cases pending by the end of the year in the Supreme Court is 2468 cases. Each year work load of judges of the Supreme Court increases. Ten years ago, in 1999, number of cases reviewed in average 60 cases, in 2004 – 84 cases, but in 2009 each judge of the Supreme Court had reviewed in average 100 cases. This index, as well as average term of review of the case, is different in every department. Thus, for example, in the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate average term of review of the case is 0.6 months, and in the Chamber of Criminal Cases it is 7.5 months.
1 March, 2010

Vacancy of judge of the Supreme Court temporarily will be replaced by the judge of Riga regional court Daina Treija

Since 1st of March duties of the judge in the Chamber of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court will be executed by the judge of Riga regional court Daina Treija. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court instructed ex-Chair of Judicial Panel of Criminal Cases of Riga regional court temporarily – not longer than for two years – to replace vacancy of the judge in the Supreme Court. Part 2 of Paragraph 79 of the Law “On Judicial Power” states that for the term of vacancy or temporary absence of the judge of the chamber, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court can instruct Honoured Judge of the Supreme Court or judge of regional court to replace him. Positive resolution has been given to Daina Treija to replace vacancy of the judge of the Supreme Court by the Judicial Qualification Committee.