On May 3 the Supreme Court received a valuable gift – Videmars Rumpeters, the grandson of senator Augusts Rumpeters, donated his grandfather's collection of legal literature - 143 books and collections of laws in Latvian, German and Russian.

Augusts Rumpeters was a senator of the Civil Cassation Department in 1938-1940. When in 1944 he went into exile with his two eldest sons, the senator's library stayed in Latvia at his country house in Viganti. It was inherited by the senator's grandson Videmars. He studied biology, afterwards theology, and since his profession was not related to justice, the grandfather's library was handed over to classmate Mara Vaciete, who studied law and worked at the prosecutor's office.

And it was Mara Vaciete who encouraged the senator's grandson to present this legal library to the Supreme Court in the centennial of the Senate of Latvia, so that the books could return to a place where they belong – the Supreme Court. With the support of the Prosecutor's Office, the donation was delivered to the Supreme Court.

Along with Videmars Rumpeters, his sons, prosecutor Mara Vaciete and representatives of the prosecutor's office participated in the ceremony. They also got acquainted with the Supreme Court Museum, walked the Court Palace and watched the movie "Senators".

The Supreme Court is grateful for the valuable gift that will be kept at the Supreme Court Museum and Library.


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