On May 28, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, participates in the two-day Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe in Vilnius, Lithuania.

This year's conference raises two key issues - improving the administration of the supreme courts and implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in the national legal systems.
As far as court administration is concerned, attention is focused on case management, reduction of backlog of cases, specialization of judges, examination of appeals submitted to the court and other aspects that can make the proceedings more effective.

As well as, attention will be paid to the relationship between the judiciary and other branches of state power and the current issues of independence of the judiciary.

Speaking about the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, attention will also be paid to the relationship between the judiciary and the media and the presence of the media in the courtroom.

The Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe has been organized since 2011, contributing to the discussion forum on judicial reforms in Central and Eastern European countries.

The conference is organized with the support of CEELI (Central and Eastern European Law Initiative). CEELI is an independent, international non-profit organization that since 1999 has been working on building the professional and international competence of practicing lawyers.

 

 

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 2865221