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18 December, 2020

The Supreme Court will not receive visitors until January 11

Due to the enhanced safety measures in the country to control the spread of Covid-19 infection, the Supreme Court completely suspends the reception of visitors until January 11. Documents will not be accepted in person either.
17 December, 2020

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court encourages the new lawyers to engage in a respectful dialogue with court

On December 17, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court took the oath of ten lawyers admitted to the Latvian Council of Sworn Advocates.
16 December, 2020

Janis Baumanis' book on criminal law relations is published

The Supreme Court congratulates Janis Baumanis, Legal Research Counsel of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate, with the publication of his third book. His monograph "Criminal Law Relations and Their Regulation in the Criminological Universe" has been published by official publisher Latvijas Vestnesis.
14 December, 2020

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Rule of law cannot exist hypothetically

The rule of law cannot exist merely hypothetically, the operation of law must be visible, as stated on 11 December by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss in the think tank dedicated to constitutional ideas of the Constitutional Court. In his opinion, the most critical issue in strengthening the justice in Latvia relates to problems of the rule of law. Society loses trust in the law because the principle of the inevitability of punishment does not work.
7 December, 2020

The Supreme Court in cooperation with the Judicial Training Centre commences training of judges on the methodology of civil proceedings

On December 4, almost 50 judges and court employees participated in the remote training on the judge's working method for adjudicating a civil case on the merits, organized by the Senate and the Latvian Judicial Training Centre.
27 November, 2020

The Supreme Court shares its experience in adjudicating cases in the written procedure

On November 26, the Supreme Court held a webinar on the use of the written procedure in court proceedings and its role in the conditions of a pandemic. The webinar was attended by almost 100 judges and court staff from all levels of Ukrainian courts.
26 November, 2020

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: The explanation of the Judicial Ethics Commission will strengthen the self-government of judges

"It is highly positive that the Judicial Ethics Commission has unequivocally stated that the participation of judges in self-government is an integral part of the judge’s profession and that the performance of direct duties, namely, administering of justice may not be a justification for not participating in self-government elections. This will definitely strengthen both the self-government of judges and, consequently, the rule of law throughout the country,” Aigars Strupiss, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, welcomes the Judicial Ethics Commission's response to his request for an opinion on whether non-participation in the Judges’ Conference without a justifiable reason shall be considered a violation of the ethics code of a judge.
25 November, 2020

The latest edition of the book about the Supreme Court / the Senate of Latvia

In order to provide comprehensive up-to-date information about the Supreme Court and the Senate, a new edition of the book “Supreme Court/ the Senate of the Republic of Latvia” has been created and published. The book tells about the place and role of the Supreme Court in the Latvian court system, about the management and structure of the Supreme Court, as well as the history of the Latvian Senate and the Supreme Court. The content is supplemented with rich illustrative material.
24 November, 2020

Summary of the case law on the right of access to information

The right to receive information on the activities of state and local government institutions is one of the tools through which the public can ascertain how the institutions perform the duties entrusted to them. The public may ascertain whether the work of the institution is efficient and fair, namely, aimed at protecting the common interest of society. The case law of the Senate shows that the right to receive information is not always applied in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law.
23 November, 2020

Latest issue of the Supreme Court Bulletin: new positions, new visions, legal thoughts, discussions on the rule of law and the senator's personality

The second half of this year has been full of changes and events of the Supreme Court, and this is also reflected in the latest issue of the Supreme Court Bulletin. Aigars Strupiss has taken over the position of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Bulletin provides information on the Chief Justice's first conversations with the highest officials of the state and the judiciary. The Plenary Session elected Normunds Salenieks as the Chair of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate – his vision of the future activities of the Department, as well as the vision of Dzintra Balta, the representative of the Supreme Court in the Judicial Council, running for a position in the Council, are included in the Bulletin.