They say that a person who does not have to enter the courthouse in their lifetime is fortunate person. However, there is an exception – on the Museum Night on May 14, the doors of the Supreme Court (Senate) will be open to anyone interested in visiting the courtroom, the Supreme Court Museum and the exhibition dedicated to Administrative Justice. We invite you to take this opportunity!

The Supreme Court Museum has preserved the history of not only the Supreme Court, but also of the whole Latvian court system since 1918. The fates of the 30 senators of the Latvian Senate of the interwar period are presented in more detail, and such original exhibits as judge’s insignia of the first period of Latvia's independence and the special copy of the 1937 Civil Law can be viewed. Via the interactive display, visitors can access extensive and visually rich information on the history of the Latvian Senate.

In the museum, visitors can also learn about the beginnings of the work of the Supreme Court in the restored state of Latvia and the most significant developments of the Court. One can inspect judicial robes of the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court, the fragment of the fence or “cage” of the detainees and a special suitcase with a story.

Visitors of the Museum Night will also have the opportunity to see an exhibition dedicated to the centenary of Administrative Justice and to the 20th anniversary of the Administrative Procedure Law.

Of course, a visit to the Palace of Justice cannot happen without having a look into and taking a photo in its courtroom. And there will be such an opportunity.

The Supreme Court will be open to visitors on Museum Night on Saturday, May 14, from 6 pm to 11 pm.

The Supreme Court is located at Brīvības Boulevard 36, entrance from Elizabetes Street.

Please note that a security check will be carried out at the entrance to the Court and an identity document must be presented. The flow of visitors may be regulated according to the capacity of the premises.

Museum Night is an international campaign that has been taking place in Latvia for 17 years. The Supreme Court is participating in it for the first time, and it is a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Constitution. During the beginnings of the Constitution, the Senate also performed the functions of the Constitutional Court.

 

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 286522