On December 8, Aigars Strupišs, President of the Supreme Court, while on an official visit to the European Court of Human Rights, met with the President of the Court Siofra O'Leary.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Judge Mārtiņš Mits elected in respect of Latvia and the Registrar of the Court Marialena Tsirli also took part in the conversation.

The relationship between the ECHR and national courts was discussed, with both sides emphasizing that the ECHR is an excellent resource for improving the work of national courts and protecting human rights at the national level.

Senators Ināra Garda, Ļubova Kušnire, Sandra Kaija, Aivars Uminskis, Ieva Višķere and Diāna Makarova also visited the European Court of Human Rights.

The delegation of the Supreme Court met with the Latvian lawyers working at the Court Registry, Lāsma Liede and Indra Zusāne, who informed about the optimization of procedures at the Court, the latest case law on the right to a fair trial and about the Covid-19 cases before the Court.

Judges Nellija Pankiva and Arlita Zariņa, temporarily assigned to work at the European Court of Human Rights within the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) programme, told about their experience of work at the ECHR.

Representatives of the European Court of Human Rights Department for the Execution of Judgments, Pavlo Pushkar and Yulia Gendlina, presented the Department's work. Whereas, Juris Rudevskis and Kresimir Kamber, representatives of the Directorate of the Jurisconsult, spoke about effective representation in legal proceedings.


Information prepared by

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

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: +371 67020396, +371 28652211