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Chapter Two. Court and jurisdiction

05.07.2000. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-237/2000 If the highest court instance has determined the jurisdiction of a particular criminal case, no disputes of jurisdiction between courts shall be admissible

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31.05.2000. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-162/2000 The provisions of the Law on Changes in the Jurisdiction of Cases do not have retroactive effect where a decision has already been made to transfer the defendant to court

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17.05.2000. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-147/2000 In accordance with the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Latvia in the wording of April 1, 1999 and Section 7 of the Criminal Law, cases concerning criminal offenses punishable by a term of imprisonment of more than ten years fall within the jurisdiction of a regional court

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20.04.2000. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-116/2000 In accordance with the provisions of Article 32 of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure, the regional court has jurisdiction over criminal cases for particularly serious crimes, namely, for intentional offenses for which imprisonment for a term exceeding ten years is provided for in the Criminal Law; Examination of a case in a court that does not have jurisdiction over the case, as defined in Article 451, Paragraph two of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure, is a significant violation of the Criminal Procedure Law, which in any case leads to the annulment of a judgment

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04.02.2000. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-40/2000 Procedural arrangements in criminal cases are determined by the laws in force at the time the case is examined in court. This also applies to jurisdiction of criminal cases

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22.11.1999. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-342/1999 Under Article 32 of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure, criminal cases relating to particularly serious crimes are subject to the jurisdiction of a regional court Procedural rules in criminal matters, as defined in Article 1, Paragraph three of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure, are governed by the rules of criminal procedure in force at the time of the pre-trial investigation or trial

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04.10.1999. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-304/1999 The judgment of the Court of First Instance is set aside because it was delivered by a court which did not have jurisdiction

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14.01.1999. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-1/1999 The judgment is set aside on the ground that the defendant is not given the final word. Such a violation of the criminal procedure law necessarily results in the setting aside of the sentence; The court's decision to reject an application for bias should be reasoned; According to the first paragraph of Article 52 of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure, a witness may be examined as a victim

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02.06.1998. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-201/1998 The participation of a judge in another criminal case in which the juvenile victim's legal representative has been recognized as a victim in the present case cannot in itself justify his or her rejection

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02.06.1998. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-201/1998 The participation of a judge in another criminal case in which the juvenile victim's legal representative has been recognized as a victim in the present case cannot in itself justify his or her rejection

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16.06.1997. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-203/1997 The refusal of a prosecutor at a court hearing cannot be based on the fact that he has participated in the pre-trial investigation or maintained the accusation, or has given an opinion in the case

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07.01.1997. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-5/1997 The participation of a judge in a criminal case is not permitted if he or she has participated in this case as a prosecutor

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