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Remarks on Processing and Publishing of Judgments of the Senate of Latvia

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02-11-2010

Authors: Māris Vainovskis, Edijs Poga

These remarks deal with the issues of processing and publishing of judgments of the Senate of Latvia. Remarks contain information about the Senate of Latvia, significance, publishing and analysis of its judgments, as well as application of these judgments in the case-law of contemporary Latvian courts. Remarks end with certain conclusions and suggestions in respect to processing and publishing of judgments of the Senate of Latvia.

These remarks are amended theses to the paper of authors “Topicalities of processing of case-law of Latvian courts” presented on October 15, 2010 at the international conference “Case-law of the Supreme Court and its role in development of legal thought in Latvia” devoted to 15 years of work of the Senate and the Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia.


Senate of Latvia was the supreme court of justice of the Republic of Latvia existing from 1918 until 1940 when Latvia was occupied by the armed forces of USSR. Senate of Latvia played an important role in development of Latvian law and its duty was to supervise and administer application, as well as uniform and correct interpretation of laws. Motto of the Senate of Latvia “One Law and Equal Justice for All” was engraved on the wall of its courtroom located in the Palace of Justice in Riga. Senate of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia which was established in 1995 is considered to be continuator of traditions of the Senate of Latvia.

These remarks deal with the issues of processing and publishing of judgments of the Senate of Latvia. Remarks contain information about the Senate of Latvia, significance, publishing and analysis of its judgments, as well as application of these judgments in the case-law of contemporary Latvian courts. Remarks end with certain conclusions and suggestions in respect to processing and publishing of judgments of the Senate of Latvia.

These remarks are amended theses to the paper of authors “Topicalities of processing of case-law of Latvian courts” presented on October 15, 2010 at the international conference “Case-law of the Supreme Court and its role in development of legal thought in Latvia” devoted to 15 years of work of the Senate and the Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia.

Full article in Latvian langiage available HERE.

 

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