12 October, 2021
Due to the state of emergency declared in the country to limit the spread of Covid-19, the activities of the Supreme Court are mainly organized remotely, but the availability of court services is not reduced. In the circumstances of an emergency, the Supreme Court fully ensures its functions.
Applications and other documents may be submitted to the Supreme Court by post, electronically with a secure electronic signature or left in a mailbox in the court lobby.
The Supreme Court communicates with persons using remote communication facilities (telephone, e-solutions, postal services). The party to proceedings can view their case on the website manas.tiesas.lv. In exceptional cases, if a party may solely inspect the case in person, a solution is found to welcome the participants in person, taking precautionary measures. The time of the visit must be agreed with the court’s registry in advance and the epidemiological safety requirements specified in laws and regulations (temperature measurement, distance, use of mouth and nose masks, etc.) must be observed.
Court cases are mainly examined in written procedure or remotely. If this is not possible and a court hearing is organized, the epidemiological safety requirements specified in laws and regulations must be observed (mouth and nose covers, distance between persons inside and outside the courtroom, the specified maximum number of persons in the room; a break every 2 hours and disinfecting of surfaces in the room).
During the emergency situation, the Supreme Court does not hold on site public events, training, guided tours, etc. Also, the Supreme Court does not organize inter-institutional meetings in person and participates in such meetings remotely.
Court employees work remotely during an emergency situation, if the nature of the work allows it. The most convenient way to communicate with the employees of the Supreme Court is by e-mail.
The work of the Supreme Court during the emergency situation is organized according to:
- Order No 720 of the Cabinet of Ministers “On Declaring a State of Emergency”;
- The Supreme Court's Guidelines for the Organization of Work to Ensure Covid-19 Control Measures
Information prepared by
Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court
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