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24 January, 2014

JOURNALISTS, WHO WRITE AND CREATE BROADCASTS ABOUT JUSTICE, PARTICIPATE IN MEDIA DAY IN THE SUPREME COURT

On January 24, within framework of development of positive cooperation with media, the Supreme Court organised informative educational Media Day, to which journalists from national and regional newspapers, television and web sites, who write and create broadcasts about justice, were invited.
16 January, 2014

ACTION OF COURTS, WHEN HEARING A CASE WITHOUT VERIFICATION OF EVIDENCES, HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN JUSTIFIED

In order to ensure precise application of provisions of Section 499 of the Criminal Procedure Law, and thus, correct qualification of crimes in criminal cases, which have been reviewed without verification of evidences, the Division of Case-law of the Supreme Court in cooperation with doctor of Law, Professor Valentija Liholaja, performed research of case-law on review of such cases. Compilation was accepted in the meeting of judges of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court.
14 January, 2014

THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE CASES CONTINUES PRACTICE PROJECT AND CALLS A STUDENT TO PRACTICE

Till January 20, students of law, who want to use knowledge acquired in university and to obtain work experience, have been invited to apply to competition for trainee’s position in the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court.
10 January, 2014

RECEPTION HOURS ARE THE SAME AS WORKING HOURS OF THE COURT

To ensure qualitative reception and servicing to visitors in the Supreme Court, further reception hours in the Division of Document Administration and in the Chancery of the Supreme Court will be the same as working hours of the court.
9 January, 2014

Role of an advocate in civil proceedings in cassation instance is fortified

In civil proceedings, individuals may conduct cases in court personally or through an advocate. Cases of legal persons have been conducted in court by officials, who act within the scope of authority conferred upon them pursuant to law, statutes or by-law, or through an advocate.
6 January, 2014

By changing procedure of review of criminal cases and civil cases, the Supreme Court Chambers shall be eliminated

When implementing reform of court system and continuing transfer to so called system of “clear court instances”, gradual elimination of the Supreme Court Chambers has been performed.
6 January, 2014

Strategy of activities of the Supreme Court envisages strengthening of capacity of cassation instance

Fair and effective administration of justice and strengthening of independence of court system is mission of the Supreme Court, but its strategic vision is to be guarantor of justice – this has been envisaged in strategy of activities of the Supreme Court for 2014-2016, which was developed and approved at the end of previous year.
6 January, 2014

Judges have been invited to apply for the position of a judge of the Constitutional Court

Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, sent letters to judges of Latvian district (city) courts, regional courts and the Supreme Court, informing them about opportunity to register their candidacy for the position of a judge of the Constitutional Court.
2 January, 2014

Judges Cernavska and Kusnire are transferred to the office of judges of cassation instance, substitutes from regional court shall work in the Chamber

When beginning new year, there have been changes in composition of judges of the Supreme Court in the Department of Civil Cases and the Chamber of Civil Cases.
2 January, 2014

The name of the Senate disappears from the title of cassation instance

The Supreme Court concluded last year with important event – the 95th anniversary of the highest court instance – the Senate of Latvia. However, year 2014 brought changes to Latvian court system – with amendments to the law “On Judicial Power”, which became effective on January 1, 2014, name of the Senate has been deleted from the title of cassation instance.