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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.
16 November, 2020

The new procedure for selection of candidates for the position of a senator of the Supreme Court is approved

Under the proposal of the Supreme Court, the Judicial Council approved the new procedure for selecting candidates for the position of a senator. It aims to ensure that the best and most experienced Latvian lawyers become senators – the ones who not only meet the general standards of the position of a judge, but have also made a significant contribution to the development of law, have professional authority in the legal community and who will thus be able to contribute to the maintenance and development of the high standards of the court of cassation.
16 November, 2020

The Supreme Court nominates Anita Zikmane for the position of Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union

For the first time, Latvia has the opportunity to represent the position of Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union, and on November 13, a selection commission set up by the Ministry of Justice began its work, which will evaluate the nominees. Among the six candidates there are also Anita Zikmane, Head of the Division of Case-law and Research, and Jautrite Briede, Senator of the Department of Administrative Cases.
13 November, 2020

Senators conduct training on the administrative procedure for public officials of Kazakhstan

Veronika Krumina, Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, and Jautrite Briede, Senator of the Department of Administrative Cases, participated in online training of state and local government officials of Kazakhstan regarding the administrative procedure.
9 November, 2020

The Supreme Court does not receive visitors in person; hearing of cases goes on

In the state of emergency declared in Latvia, the Supreme Court continues to work and hear cases, implementing the prescribed security measures to prevent risks to the health of court employees and visitors.