A day prior to the report Plenary Session of the Supreme Court, on Thursday, March 13, at 12.00, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court invites journalists to a discussion to share the thoughts about the assessment of the court activities both in the last year and in the seven years of his term of office in general.

 In 2007, the Supreme Court experienced changes in the structure and management. Two heads of the departments have changed, a new division – the Division of Complaints was established, a new division of the Administration – the Division of Personnel was established at the beginning of 2008. The strategy of the Supreme Court activities for 2007 – 2010 has been approved in which four priorities are defined: professional and fair administering of justice, development of a uniform court practice, promotion of public awareness of judicial power and strengthening of the principles of good administration in the management of the institution.

 The Chief Justice of the Court will analyze the statistics of 2007 which is accessible also on the website www.at.gov.lv, section “Court information/Statistics”. The new version of the website was opened this week, and it retains all the previous information, however, there are wider possibilities for seeking information and participation. To assist in working with the new website and to find the necessary information, a printed guide “For the users of www.at.gov.lv” has been worked out which will be presented to all the participants of the press conference along with the brochure “Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia”.

 At the end of the conference the journalists will have a possibility to learn the opinion of the Chief Justice of the Court on other current topics of the present moment, as well.

 The press conference will be held in the Supreme Court, Room 461. The passes have to be reserved in advance by telephone 67020396.


Information prepared by Division of Communications of the Supreme Court

Author: Rasma Zvejniece, Manager of the Division of Communications of the Supreme Court

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