Statistical data summary on case files in the Supreme Court in 2013 shows that both number of cases received and number of cases pending increased.  

In 2013, the Supreme Court received 5521 cases and reviewed 5073 cases. Number of cases pending at the end of the year increased – from 3152 cases at the beginning of the year to 3600 cases at the end of the year.  

In cassation instancethere were 5358 cases under proceedings, and 3035 of those were reviewed in 2013. From cases reviewed in departments of the Senate, 1373 were civil cases, 955 – administrative cases and 707 – criminal cases.  

The biggest accumulation of cases developed in the Department of Civil Cases – 43 per cents of cases under proceedings thereof were reviewed in 2013, and number of cases pending reached 1852 cases.   

In appellate instance there were3315 cases under proceedings in Court chambers, and 2038 cases were reviewed, namely, 1656 civil cases and 382 criminal cases.

Having started last year of activity, number of cases pending in the Chamber of Criminal Cases was 139 cases. Due to transition to clear three-level court system, the Chamber of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court shall operate until December 31, 2014 only.

On Friday, February 21, the Plenary Session (general meeting of judges) of the Supreme Court will take place,where last-year performance of the Court will be analysed and solutions will be searched, how to make it more effective.  


Complete summary of statistical data is available on the web site of the Supreme Court in section Proceedings/ Statistics.

You may see it here:

The Department of Civil Cases of the Senate

The Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate

The Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate

The Chamber of Civil Cases

The Chamber of Criminal Cases


Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail:, telephone: 67020396, 28652211