On July 1, a meeting of representatives of the Judicial Network of the European Union was held at the Court of Justice of the European Union, where the Supreme Court was represented by Anita Zikmane, the Head of the Division of Case Law and Research.

The first part of the meeting included both performance reports and information on planned activities. Within the Judicial Network of the European Union, there is ongoing work of several subgroups of experts: a special one created for lawyers-linguists who work on a daily basis with the translation of court decisions of their respective countries, a group for technology issues of the development of judicial infrastructure, as well as a separate subgroup on issues of European Union law research and tools used for the research. Anita Zikmane was invited to participate with the report on the performance of the research group.

The Court of Justice of the European Union has dedicated its 70th anniversary year to openness to the public, thus in the second part of the event, representatives of the French Court of Cassation and the Supreme Court of Estonia were invited to speak about the projects implemented by these courts for fostering the comprehensibility of court rulings and informing the public about the court rulings. The representative of the Court of Justice of the European Union informed about the activities undertaken for informing the public and about the concept of organizing the communication structure. The participants of the meeting actively engaged in the discussions, which shed light on the differences in the judicial principles of European countries regarding these matters.

The purpose of the cooperation network established by the Court of Justice of the European Union is to organize cooperation between the Court of Justice of the European Union and the highest courts of the European Union countries (constitutional courts and supreme courts). More information about the Judicial Network of the European Union is available here.

 

 

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