On Thursday, December 15, a delegation of administrative judges from Kyrgyzstan visited the Supreme Court.

In Kyrgyzstan, the Administrative Procedure Law has been adopted, in the development of which experts from Latvia also took an active part. Therefore, the content of the law is rather similar to the Latvian Administrative Procedure Law. Therefore, colleagues from Kyrgyzstan were highly interested to get acquainted with the work of administrative judges in Latvia.

The delegation was welcomed by Veronika Krūmiņa, Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court, and senators Anita Kovalevska and Diāna Makarova, as well as the Constitutional Court judge Jautrīte Briede shared her work experience as an administrative judge. The meeting was opened by the President of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupišs, as he noted that the understanding of everything is best improved directly through comparative analysis, therefore, an on-site exchange of experience is always valuable.

Veronika Krūmiņa presented the delegation with general information about the judicial system of Latvia and the structure of the Supreme Court, explaining in more detail the competences of the Department of Administrative Cases both as a cassation instance and as a first instance.

The delegation was particularly interested in the specifics of the work of administrative court judges and issues such as the application of the principle of objective investigation in practice, the process of examining the admissibility and validity of the application in court, as well as the issue of the structure of court rulings.

As part of the visit, the delegation also visited the Administrative Regional Court and the Administrative District Court.

Another group of administrative judges from Kyrgyzstan is scheduled to visit Latvia in December.

The visits are organized within the European Union co-financed project " Promotion of the Rule of Law in Kyrgyz Republic " in order to ensure the exchange of experience in the application of the Administrative Procedure Law.


Information prepared by Iveta Jaudzema, International cooperation specialist of the Supreme Court

E-mail: iveta.jaudzema@at.gov.lv; telephone: +371 67020396