8 June, 2021
Nine years after the first issue of comments on Parts B and C of the Civil Procedure Law, the second, supplemented issue of comments has reached the readers.
This is the last work started under the leadership of the Professor Kalvis Torgans who passed away this year. At his request, the scientific editorship was taken over by the judge of the Constitutional Court Aldis Lavins, and the team of authors completed the work.
Former judge of the Supreme Court Gunars Aigars, former senators Edite Vernusa, Valerijans Jonikans, Zigmants Gencs and the Doctor of law, senator of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate Zane Petersone, as well as legal research counsel Rihards Gulbis were also in the team of authors of comments on the Civil Procedure Law.
The second supplemented edition of Part II of the Comments has been prepared by taking into account the amendments to the Civil Procedure Law and other related regulatory enactments promulgated by April 21, 2021, as well as the judgments of the Constitutional Court where the compliance of the Civil Procedure Law with the Satversme (Constitution)is assessed.
The developments of the civil procedure are commented on, such as the Economic Court, temporary protection against violence and temporary protection in insolvency proceedings. The publication also contains comments on the improvements of the existing procedural framework, also those aimed at the efficiency of the work of the cassation instance. For example, by extending the grounds for refusing to initiate cassation proceedings or by modernizing the procedure for examining applications for re-examination of a case due to newly discovered circumstances.
At the same time, the publishers point out that the book should not be considered as completely new edition of comments, as it is based on the findings contained in the first edition by developing and supplementing them.
The scientific editor of the comments Aldis Lavins points out that the book is a significant contribution both to the analysis of case-law, as well as to the clarification of the content of provisions of the civil procedure law and the development of civil procedure science.
Information prepared by
Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court
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