On June 27 and 28, Veronika Krūmiņa, Senator of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court, visits the European Court of Justice to participate in the conference "Democracy, Justice and Human Dignity". Within the framework of the conference, a solemn ceremony shall take place, in which for the first time a work of art from Latvia – the painting "Immigrants" by Latvian artist in exile Daina Dagnija – will be handed over to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

The conference will be opened by a remote keynote speech of former President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga. The opening will be followed by a panel discussion with the participation of Koen Lenaerts, President of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Ineta Ziemele, President of the Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union, and Lauri Mälksoo, Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Tartu. The discussion will be moderated by CJEU Advocate General Laila Medina.

Lucia Serena Rossi, Judge of the CJEU and Chair of the Cultural Heritage Commission, Jānis Bordāns, Minister of Justice of Latvia, Jānis Pleps, Associate Professor of the University of Latvia, and Elita Ansone, Head of the Collection Department of the Latvian National Museum of Art ARSENĀLS, will address the audience during the ceremony. The Luxembourg Latvian Choir, conducted by Jūlija Norvele, will perform at the solemn event of handing over the painting.

The painting "Immigrants" is a work of art of the collection of the Latvian National Museum of Art, which will be handed over to the Court of Justice of the European Union for five years. It is a painting depicting the artist's family as refugees who arrived in New York in 1951.

The events are being held during the 70th anniversary year of the Court of Justice of the European Union, highlighting this important anniversary and honouring the centenary of the Latvian Constitution.

 

Information prepared by Baiba Kataja, the Press Secretary of the Supreme Court

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