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Chapter One. General provisions

17.02.2004. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate, case No SKK-4/2004 Decision of the court of appeal is quashed due to violation of the Section 19 of the Latvian CPC

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15.08.2000. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-221/2000 The judgment of the appellate court is annulled because the court had violated the provisions of Article 19 of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure; In controversial cases, when there are several contradictory opinions of an auto technical expert-examination in a criminal case, an auto technical expert-examination must be performed at a court hearing

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15.05.2000. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-145/2000 Criminal proceedings may not be initiated if a case is initiated in circumstances which preclude legal proceedings

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21.03.2000. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-59/2000 Pursuant to the provisions of Article 19 of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure, when examining a case both in a court of first instance and in an appellate court, the court must take into account that the burden of proof applies to all the facts relevant to the case, not merely from the point of view of the defence

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28.03.2000. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKS-2/2000 The decision of the Prosecutor General on the extradition of a person is left unamended, as it was adopted in accordance with Article 23.6 of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure and with Article 1 of the European Convention on Extradition

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01.02.2000. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKS-1/2000 On the lawfulness and validity of the Prosecutor General's decision

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31.08.1999. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-254/1999 The acquittal of the appellate instance court has been set aside because the court, in reviewing the case, violated the provisions of Article 19 of the Latvian Criminal Procedure Code regarding the full, thorough and impartial investigation of the circumstances of the case

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29.06.1999. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-208/1999 The acquittal of the appellate court was left unchanged because the court strictly complied with the provisions of Article 19 of the Latvian Criminal Procedure Code

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29.06.1999. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-189/1999 Instruction on prosecutor's cassation protest for violation of Article 16 of Latvian Criminal Procedure Code found unfounded

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02.06.1999. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-180/1999 Pursuant to Article 19.1 of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure, any doubt arising out of the interpretation and application of criminal law must be assessed in favor of the defendant

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15.06.1999. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-179/1999 When conducting a general inquiry, it is necessary to establish all the facts and circumstances which are the subject of the investigation, since the material collected in the case is not sufficient to enable it to be dealt with by a summary procedure

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15.06.1999. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-178/1999 When conducting a general inquiry, it is necessary to establish all the facts and circumstances which are the subject of the investigation, since the material collected in the case is not sufficient to enable it to be dealt with by a summary procedure

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23.03.1999. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-58/1999 Court rulings reversed and case referred for further investigation because loopholes in pre-trial investigation cannot be remedied during court investigation

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22.09.1998. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-309/1998 At the court hearing, the parties exercise their procedural rights in the form of an adversarial proceedings, and the burden of proof lies with the accused

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07.04.1998. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-110/1998 If the public prosecutor has asked for the retraining of the accused person in a public accusation and found the accused guilty of a private accusation, the court closes the case if there is no complaint by the victim and at the hearing he has not asked for the accused

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23.03.1998. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-106/1998 No violation of the principle of the language of proceedings may be considered if the provisions of Article 16 of the Latvian Criminal Procedure Code are complied with

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09.12.1997. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-346/1997 The cassation complaint was left without satisfaction as unfounded, because the proceedings in the criminal case took place at all stages of the criminal proceedings in accordance with the requirements of Section 16 of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure

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28.02.1997. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-64/1997 According to Section16 of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure, proceedings in a criminal case are conducted in the state language, but it may also allow another language of the proceedings, if the prosecutor and the participants in the proceedings agree

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27.03.1997. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-33/1997 The judgment of the appellate court was set aside because the court had not complied with the provisions of Section 19 of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure, thus committing a material violation of the Criminal Procedure Law

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20.08.1996. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-189/1996 On compliance with Section 19 of the Latvian Criminal Procedure Code

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23.07.1996. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-176/1996 On the violation of the rights of the victim provided for in the criminal procedure law

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16.07.1996. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-173/1996 On compliance with Section 191 of the Latvian Criminal Procedure Code when reviewing a judgment by the appellate court

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25.06.1996. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-145/1996 On the language of proceedings

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28.05.1996. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-127/1996 On inadmissibility of termination of proceedings in criminal cases of genocide

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