On Friday, March 5, at 10:00 a.m. the plenum or the general session of judges of the Supreme Court, in which work of the court in year 2009 will be analysed and evaluated.

Statistical data that is available also in the chapter “Statistics” in the home page www.at.gov.lv, show that in 2009 in litigation of the Supreme Court there were 6687 cases. There have been reviewed two thirds or 74% of cases in the Senate, and in chambers – 51% of cases. The rest of cases pending by the end of the year in the Supreme Court was 2468 cases. Each year work load of judges of the Supreme Court increases: ten years ago number of cases reviewed for one judge in average was 60 cases, in 2004 – 84 cases, but in 2009 – 100 cases.

However, the last year was hard for the Supreme Court also in a financial meaning. Financing given – LVL 2 843 067 – was 25% less than in previous year, number of judges was insufficient, one of the main functions of the Supreme Court – creation of judicature – could not be executed in necessary volume.

On Friday the plenum will analyse results of work of the Supreme Court and will search solutions of making work more effective. Report on work of each department of the Senate and chamber will be given.

The Head of the Division of the Case-Law Zigrida Mita and the Head of the Administration Sandra Lapina will also inform about the work in the last year.

Summarising report about work of the Supreme Court in 2009 will be given by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics.

General Prosecutor Janis Maizitis and Minister of Justice Mareks Seglins are also invited to participate in the plenum.

After plenum (approx. at 3:00 p.m.) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court invites journalists to a press-conference. I. Bickovics will share his thoughts about evaluation and problems in a work of the court. Chairs of Departments of the Senate and Chambers, the Head of the Division of the Case-Law and the Head of the Administration will also participate in a press-conference.

Journalists should order pass for plenum and press-conference in the Division of Communication by the phone 67020396.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Information prepared by

Head of the Division of Communications of the Supreme Court Rasma Zvejniece

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211