On the 15th of July, delegation consisting of managers of judicial and state administration institutions and lecturers of higher educational institutions from Kirgizstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as managers of regional programmes of German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ) visited the Supreme Court.   

During meeting with Gunars Aigars, the deputy of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Chair of the Chamber of Civil Cases, and Jautrite Briede, the senator of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, the associated professor of the University of Latvia, delegation got insight into Latvian court system and place of the Supreme Court in that and got acquainted with experience of implementation of administrative courts and administrative proceedings in Latvia.  

Guests listened and discussed themes reviewed in presentation of the senator Jautrite Briede – history and experience of development of administrative courts in Latvia, principles of administrative procedure and trends and topicalities of administrative procedure and operation of administrative courts in Latvia, with great interest.

Guests were acquainted also with other facts of history of Latvian courts and looked at the historical building of the Palace of Justice.

Visit of the delegation of Central Asia countries also included visit to the Constitutional Court and the Administrative regional court. Single lecture about administrative proceedings in Latvia was offered to guests by Kristine Kore, the assistant to the senator of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate.

Visit of the delegation to Latvia was organised by German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ) within programme “Support of Rule of Law in Central Asia”. Having visited Latvia, the delegation will visit Germany and France to continue getting acquainted with experience on European administrative law.  

The aim of the German programme is to provide support to countries of Central Asia within implementation of administrative procedure and development of administrative courts.  German lawyers have developed model of administrative procedure law for Central Asia, but attitude of state administration towards is reserved, as it changes traditional approach in review of administrative cases.  Getting acquainted with experience of other countries, better understanding about fundamental principles and system of review of administrative cases has been promoted.

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