The Network of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the EU
The Supreme Court of Latvia is a participant in the Network of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union which was founded in 2004.
The goal of the Association is to promote exchange of views and experience regarding the court practice, organization and functions of the Supreme Courts, especially what relates to their actions in applying legislation in the law of the European Community.
The Association of the State Councils and Supreme Administrative Courts of the states of the EU
Since 2004, the Supreme Court of Latvia is also a member of the Association of the State Councils and Supreme Administrative Courts of the member states of the European Union.
The goal of the Association is mutual exchange of information and consultations regarding the administrative procedure, arrangement of joint colloquiums once in two years, with interim researches which are interesting to the members, and training.
Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe
Conferences of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe have been held since 2011, facilitating a discussion forum on judicial reform in Central and Eastern Europe.
The conferences are organized with the support of the Central Eastern Europe Law Initiative (CEELI). CEELI is an independent, international non-profit organization that has been developing the professional and international experience of legal practitioners since 1999.
Superior Courts Network (European Court of Human Rights)
Since 2019, the Supreme Court has joined the Superior Courts Network (SCN) organized by the European Court of Human Rights. The Superior Courts Network was established in 2015, and its aim is to promote operative and high-quality exchange of information between national supreme courts and the European Court of Human Rights in matters related to the application of the European Convention on Human Rights. In May 2020, 90 courts from 40 countries participated in the SCN.
Judicial Network of the European Union (Court of Justice of the European Union)
The Supreme Court participates in the Judicial Network of the European Union (RJUE - Réseau judiciaire de l’Union européenne) established in 2017. The network operates in a common intranet, where legal information is exchanged on current issues of the Court of Justice of the European Union and national courts on the application of European Union law.
International Association of Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions
Since 2022, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia has been a member of the International Association of Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions (IASAJ).
The International Association of Supreme Administrative Courts was founded in 1983 in Paris and is based in the French Council of State. The General Assembly of the Association is held every three years. The aim of the Association is to promote international cooperation between the highest administrative jurisdictions by ensuring the exchange of experience and ideas.
Founding members of the Network in Paris, 2004. Latvia was represented by Deputy Chief Justice Gunars Aigars
Ivars Bickovics, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, participates in the Colloquium of Network in Dublin, 2016