THE REPRESENTATIVE OF MACEDONIA BEFORE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS VISITS THE SUPREME COURT
6 September, 2016
On Tuesday, 6th of September, representative of Mecedonia before International Human Rights Organisations Kostadin Bogdanov and two delegates from his office Danica Djonova and Velimir Delovski visited the Supreme Court to exchange experience. During the meeting, Macedonian representatives acquired more extensive information about the circumstances when the cases can be reviewed after the judgements of the European Court of Human Rights.
Meeting was conducted by Anita Zikmane, the Head of the Division of Case-law and Research. The Macedonian representatives had discussions with Jautrite Briede – judge of the Department of Administrative Cases, Aija Branta – judge of the Department of Criminal Cases, Marika Senkane – judge of the Departmanet of Civil Cases and Rihards Gulbis – Scientific Adviser of the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court. Macedonian representatives were interested how the judges of the Supreme Court can get acquainted with the judgements of the European Court of Human Rights, study the research or summaries of different cases. Also the delegates were interested how the judges from the lower courts learn the court practise of the European Court of Human Rights and the Supreme Court. For the guests it was interesting to find out, that in Latvia the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights not always is a reason to resume proceedings in the case, but there is such a possibility. Of late years The Department of Civil Cases has received three applications to resume proceedings in the case, but in all three situations the complaint was not accepted. The Department of Criminal Cases has received four applications and in one case the complaint was not accepted.
Within framework of the visit, delegates had also an opportunity to visit the museum of the Supreme Court and go on a guided tour around the historical Palace of Justice.
Visit of Macedonian representatives to Latvia has been organised within framework of Twinning project “Strengthening of Rule of Law” financed by the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance. The Macedonian representaives also visited the Ministry of Justice, Ombudsman, the Constitucional Court of the Republic of Latvia, theOffice of the Representative of Latvia before International Human Rights Organisations, Latvian Judicial Training Centre and University of Latvia.
Information prepared by Baiba Kataja, the Press secretary of the Supreme Court
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