On September 19, when within the framework of the 90th anniversary of the Republic of Latvia the Open Day of the state administration will be held all over Latvia, the Supreme Court will open to the interested persons, as well. This time the Open Day will have an unusual form. The Supreme Court will be one part of the orienteering relay for the teams of high school students.

In the orienteering relay each of the high school teams having registered for the contest will have to find the establishments of the legal system. The map will include the Supreme Court, the Riga Regional Court, the Patent Office, the Naturalization Board, the Administration of Legal Assistance, the State Forensics Science Bureau, the State Probation Service, the Court Administration, the Register of Enterprises, the Prison Administration. In an attractive form the students will receive information regarding the judiciary in Latvia, and they will have a chance to learn personally about the activities of various establishments.

To receive points in the map of the relay, the teams will have not only to find the particular establishments, but also to accomplish certain tasks both in the Supreme Court and other establishments and receive evaluation afterwards.

At the closing ceremony of the relay the awards will be presented not only to the fastest teams but also to those having the best results in the accomplished tasks.

High school teams from all the country may register for the relay. The team has to be composed of ten high school students and a teacher. The deadline for the registration is September 15, the applications should be sent to the Division of Public Relations of the Ministry of Justice, e-mail vineta.sprugaine@tm.gov.lv, telephone 67036712 or 67036763.

There are 350 state administration establishments in Latvia with about 120 thousand employees. The Supreme Court is an independent state establishment with its own budget and administration, it is subject neither to the Ministry of Justice nor the Court Administration. 47 judges and 129 employees work in the Supreme Court.


Information prepared by

Head of the Division of Communications of the Supreme Court Rasma Zvejniece

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 7020396, 28652211