On August 20, the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court invite to a discussion "What is the worth of human dignity?", taking place within the LAMPA conversation festival.

The participants of the discussion are Veronika Krumina, Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court, Sanita Osipova, President of the Constitutional Court, Julija Stepanenko, Member of the Saeima (parliament), and Nils Sakss Konstantinovs, a psychotherapist for teenagers. The discussion will be moderated by Dina Gailite, editor-in-chief of the magazine "Jurista Vards".

The aim of the discussion is to encourage the society to think of human dignity as a duty and to promote an understanding of human dignity as a right and a fundamental value. The discussion will focus on the instruments for protecting or restoring dignity and the legal criteria against which dignity should be assessed. Participants will talk about the mechanisms by which the state legally ensures and protects the human right to dignity, as well as will share opinions on issues related to mutual dignity and equality of people before the courts.

The Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court annually participate in discussions to facilitate public understanding of fundamental rights and the functions of the judiciary in a democratic state governed by the rule of law. This year's unifying theme of the LAMPA conversation festival is respect. The Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court agree that the discussion will help the audience to look at the concepts of mutual respect and ethics from the point of view of law.

Discussion " What is the worth of human dignity?" will take place on Friday, August 20, at 17.00 in Rucka Park in Cesis, as well as will be broadcasted online.

For more information visit the LAMPA website: https://festivalslampa.lv/lv/programma/pasakumi/1696


 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 28652211