18 April, 2019
The Supreme Court has added almost two thousand rulings to the portal manas.tiesas.lv in addition to those that have been added since September 2013 in accordance with the regulatory procedure.
The regulatory framework currently requires the publication of anonymised judgments of the Department of Civil Cases and the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court, as well as decisions of the Department of Criminal Cases adopted in open hearings. Having analysed the requests for information received in the Court, it was concluded that residents often are interested in the rulings of the Supreme Court that do not fall into the above categories and have not been published so far. In order to facilitate the access of interested parties to rulings of the Supreme Court, the Court has decided on its own initiative to extend the range of rulings that are regularly anonymised and published on the portal of court rulings manas.tiesas.lv.
The Chancery of the Supreme Court, in cooperation with the Division of Case-law and Research, has anonymised additional rulings, which were adopted from September 2013, publishing 1810 rulings for the period from 2013 to 2018 on the portal manas.tiesas.lv. The anonymisation and publication of the latest rulings take place every week.
Now the portal of court rulings manas.tiesas.lv also includes decisions of the Department of Civil Cases and the Department of Administrative Cases on termination of proceedings, decisions in proceedings on ancillary complaints (if proceedings are initiated in the Senate), as well as rulings in cases related to newly discovered circumstances. Likewise, decisions of the Department of Administrative Cases on termination of proceedings on ancillary complaints and rulings of the Department of Civil Cases in cases of protests are published.
With this initiative, by increasing public access to rulings, the Supreme Court contributes to the openness of court proceedings. Additional published rulings are expected to be useful for both law students and lawyers and parties to proceedings. On the portal of court rulings there is a search engine available that allows you to find rulings based on different search parameters, including search by keywords.
While on the website of the Supreme Court, rulings that form case-law, as well as legally interesting and significant rulings are still being published and systematized.
Information prepared by
Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: +371 67020396, +371 28652211