9 August 2017

On August 2, Anita Zikmane, Head of the Division of Case-law and Research met with the Summer School students of Turība University, who were from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland. Foreign students had arrived to Latvia for two weeks to take part in intensive course about mediation. Students had also expressed interest in visiting the Supreme Court of Latvia, as well as they intended to visit the Saeima (Parliament) and imprisonment institutions.

During the meeting, Anita Zikmane introduced guests with the structure of the judicial system of Latvia, providing more detailed information on the Supreme Court, its activities, departments' work. The representative of the Supreme Court also spoke about the operation strategy of the court, judicial information system, work of the Division of Case-law and Research and other topical issues.

The students showed interest in the activities of the Supreme Court, asking questions both in relation to the appointment of judges and systematization of rulings in databases and their anonymization. The guests also had a tour in a court, visited the Court museum and its collection, learnt about the history and development of the court. They visited the Great courtroom, the historical sculpture "Justice", as well as the former courtroom of the Senate.

Students from the Summer School organized by the University of Latvia were also interested in visiting the Supreme Court. They were students from both the University of Latvia and the Humboldt University of Berlin. So they were welcomed at court on August 9.

This time, Aleksandrs Potaicuks, Legal Research Counsel to the Division of Case-law and Research, presented most important information about the Supreme Court and the judicial system as a whole, telling the guests about the work strategy of the court, its structure, and also sharing his experience in the judicial work. The students also got a brief insight into the history of the judicial system.


Information prepared by Iveta Jaudzema, International Cooperation Specialist of the Supreme Court
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