At the suggestion of the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court Senate, the Division of Case Law and Research of the Supreme Court, has reviewed the historical materials on the issues of the recognition claim and offers to get acquainted with the case law and theoretical findings on this issue made until 1940.

The collection of case law includes 53 chronologically arranged excerpts of Latvian Senate rulings on recognition claims from 1919 to 1940, and three court rulings from earlier times are additionally added.

The historical doctrine has also been revised, adding legal scholars' comments on the inclusion of the recognition claim in legal proceedings following the judicial reform of 1889 in the Baltics and on the succession of these findings in the case law of the interwar Latvian Senate. There are excerpts from the materials published in Latvian (the works of V. Bukovskis, L. Kantors and V. Lange, as well as the findings of the 1932 and 1939 editions of Article 3 of the Civil Procedure Law, compiled by Senator F. Konradi) and references about the doctrine available in foreign languages ​​(articles of A. Gasmanis and A. Nolkens, V. Gordons, D. Grims, I. Tjutrjumovs, Prof. E. M. Borhards). Many of these materials are available in electronic form in the digital library of the Latvian National Library (LNDB/ Periodika), on the website of the Supreme Court ( Case law/ Historical case law until 1940), and on other websites.

The compilation opens with the original version of Article 1801 and Article 3 of the 1932 and 1938 editions of the Rules of Civil Procedure. An index of keywords for substantive and procedural law and relevant rulings to which those keywords apply has also been prepared. A transcription of the abbreviations used in the text is also included, as well as a translation of some foreign words.


Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

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