Ivars Bickovics 2008-2020

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23.02.2018
Positive ratio of adjudicated cases and respectable case-law - results of the work of the Supreme Court in the past year
Foreword to the public report on the work of the Supreme Court in 2017

09.01.2018
The Council for the Judiciary is the guarantor of strengthening the independence of the judiciary
Interview to the journal "Latvijas Vēstnesis"

10.11.2017
There is a positive development tendency
The opinion expressed at the forum organized by the publishers of journal Jurista Vārds "Challenges of the Latvian Legal System in the Second Century of the State" in the panel discussion "Why a Legal (and court) System is needed"

03.11.2017
The central axis of the concept of judge's independence is the judge himself as a person
Speech at the Latvian Judges’ Conference

 28.04. 2017
Assessment of judges’ professional performance: experience of Latvia
Speech at the International Conference "Mediation and Development of Justice " organized by the Georgian Judicial Association

21.04.2017
Dialogue of the Council for the Judiciary in the system of courts and state power
Report for the conference “Supreme Courts as guarantee for effectiveness of judicial systems in the European Union”

03.03.2017
The Supreme Court is ready for work in new status being only the cassation instance
Preface to the public review on performance of the Supreme Court in 2016

03.11.2016
Variability in the provisions of the law reduces the possibility to develop and strengthen uniform case-law
Opinion for forum “Smart growth. Challenges and solutions” in panel discussion “Development of society and the legal framework” 

13.05.2016
Ethical canons are not burden or restriction of independence in judicial work
Opening statement in the Latvian Judges' Conference  

13.11.2015
Scope of the Council for the Judiciary includes expansion of functions, communication, and remuneration of judges and employees of courts 
Report presented at Latvian Judges' Conference

14.10.2015
New initiatives of communication of courts: Latvian experience 
Report presented at the Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe held in Croatia

11.09.2015
Unity of the Baltic legal space is still topical 
Speech at the international conference “Commercial Law in Baltic Legal Space” dedicated to the 150thanniversary of August Loeber

 

First term of office of Ivars Bickovics, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

13 June 2008 - 15 June 2015

 

20.04.2015.
7 points in 7 years and vision of future work directions
Candidacy programme for position of the Chief Justice – infographics for the meeting of the Council for the Judiciary and meeting of the Saeima Legal Affairs Committee

06.03.2015.
Last year in the Supreme Court – hard work and structural changes 
Foreword to public report on performance of the Supreme Court in 2014 

10.11.2014.
Comments on the constitution are „the books of books” 
Allocution at the opening of the book “Comments on the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia. Introduction. Chapter I. General provisions”

05.09.2014.
The Council for the Judiciary – development and prospects 
Report at Latvian Judges’ Conference  

14.04.2014.
Acquiring of pure grain from bad winnower is impossible
Allocution at the opening of the conference „Courts in Legal Culture Space”

02.03.2014.
Role of the advocate in provision of access to fair trial
Allocution at the conference dedicated to the Advocacy Days “Effectivisation of Court Processes”

21.02.2014
Reorganisation and strengthening of cassation instance is a topical issue for the Supreme Court 
Foreword to public report on work of the Supreme Court in 2013  

19.12.2013
The Senate of Latvia demonstratively marked judge’s mission in democratic legal state 
Allocution at the ceremonial meeting dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Senate of Latvia

12.2013
Legally and historically important aspects of publishing of collections of rulings of the Senate 
Preface to the book “Judgements and decisions of the Senate of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia of 2012”

19.11.2013
Our work objective and fundamental task is strengthening of rule of law of Latvia 
Allocution at the ceremony of handing of Marks of Distinction of System of Justice

01.11.2013
Significant amendments to laws raise discussion about in-between institutional communication culture 
Report on work of the Board of Justice presented at Latvian Judges’ Conference

21.03.2013.
Attention to qualitative aspects of work of courts should be paid in discussion on efficiency of judiciary
Allocution of Ivars BICKOVICS, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at the conference of Advocates’ Days “Effectivisation of court processes”

22.02.2013.
Proposals of the Supreme Court should be listened to and its opinions should be taken into account
Introduction of Ivars BICKOVICS, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, to public report on work of the Supreme Court in 2012

15.02.2013.
Judges’ Routine Fills Neat Formulations of the Constitution with Active Content 
Allocutio at the opening of the book “Comments on the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia. Chapter VI. The Court. Chapter VII. The State Control”

07.12.2012
Role of the Constitutional Court in development of judiciary and strengthening of independence
Allocution at the conference of the Constitutional Court on constitutional law “Initiation of a case in the Constitutional Court: topical issues of proceedings in the Constitutional Court”

02.11.2012
Understanding about place and role of the Council of Justice has changed positively
Message at Latvian Judicial Conference

16.03.2012
Faster review of cases must not be of higher priority than fair adjudication 
Introduction to public report on work of the Supreme Court in 2011

31.01.2012
Reforms must be well-thought-out. What the fate of court chambers of the Supreme Court will be 
Interview to Dina Gailite in magazine “Jurista Vards” (in Latvian)

19.12.2011
Right to fair trial is one of the most important fundamental rights of individuals 
Allocution at the opening of the book “Comments on the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia. Chapter VIII: Fundamental Human Rights”

25.11.2011
The Board of Justice is a power of judiciary to be taken into consideration
Report at Latvian Judicial Conference

17.03.2011
Role and performance of advocates in creation and development of Latvian court system 
Allocution at the 90th anniversary of Latvian advocacy

11.03.2011
The Supreme Court has to express its viewpoint in legislative processes more actively 
Introduction to public report on work of the Supreme Court in 2010

15.10.2010
Great interest in judicature confirms value of work of the Supreme Court 
Allocution opening the international conference “Case-law of the Supreme Court and its role in development of legal thought in Latvia”

24.09.2010
Interaction of the Prosecutor’s Office and a court in processes of Latvian public changes 
Allocution at the 20th anniversary of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Latvia

05.03.2010
Work of the Supreme Court should be productive and efficient 
Introduction to public report on work of the Supreme Court in 2009

16.06.2009
Lawyer of the week – Ivars Bickovics
Column “Lawyer of the week” in magazine “Jurista Vards” (in Latvian)

17.04.2009
In conditions of economic crisis courts will provide individual’s right to independent, objective and fair justice as well
Allocution at Latvian Judicial Conference  

13.03.2009
Economic breakdown endangers wholesome work of the Supreme Court 
Introduction to public report on work of the Supreme Court in 2008

23.09.2008
Let a judge discharge his/her duties as it becomes   
Interview to Janis Pleps in magazine “Jurista Vards” (in Latvian)