On Thursday, April 28, after a two-year break, the traditional meeting of the Supreme Courts of the Baltic States took place in Tartu.

The Latvian delegation was comprised of Aigars Strupišs, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Dzintra Balta, Senator of the Department of Civil Cases, Sandra Kaija, Senator of the Department of Criminal Cases, and Rudīte Vīduša, Senator of the Department of Administrative Cases.

This year's discussion focused on challenges in the judiciary, such as generational change, the benefits and restrictions on holding office of judge, the workload of the judiciary, digital solutions, and the impact of the pandemic on the judiciary.

“As we share a similar historical background, some issues and case law of the Supreme Courts of the Baltic States often have common point of views and this meeting provides us an excellent opportunity to deepen our collaboration and share relevant case law," noted Villu Kõve, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Estonia, in the invitation letter.

A separate part of the meeting was dedicated to topical case law in civil and criminal matters, where reports were given by senators Dzintra Balta and Sandra Kaija.

The meeting of the Supreme Courts of the Baltic States is a highly valued tradition, which provides an opportunity to share best practices and strengthen trilateral co-operation. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting did not take place for two years, but this year all colleagues met again, this time in Estonia.

 

 

Information prepared by Iveta Jaudzema, International cooperation specialist

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