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Judges from the Supreme Court of Lithuania are participating in the Centenary Conference in Latvia

Judges from the Supreme Court of Lithuania are participating in the Centenary Conference in Latvia
2018-09-07

The foundation of Latvian Judiciary marks a proud anniversary of 100 years. On September 7 celebrating this occasion Latvian Judiciary held a Latvian Judges’ Conference. Conference is devoted to the centennial of the Latvian judicial system and prospects for its future. Among the participants are the representatives of Supreme Courts from other countries which are also celebrating their centenary – Lithuania, Estonia, Finland and Poland.

Mrs. Audronė Kartanienė, judge of the criminal case division and Mr. Algis Norkūnas, a judge of the civil case division are the representatives of Lithuania’s judicial system. Ms. Algis Norkūnas will make a presentation during the Conference and will speak about the history of Lithuania’s judicial system and its perspectives for the following century.

The key reports during the Conference will be presented by Sanita Osipova and Egils Levits. The judge of the Constitutional Court, professor of the University of Latvia, Faculty of Law, Sanita Osipova will look at the formation and consolidation of the Latvian legal system until the occupation of Latvia in 1940. Whereas, judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union Egils Levits will elaborate on the development of the national law since 1990 – transition from the soviet system to the modern legal system of the European Union.

According to the schedule the President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis, The Chairman of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Saeima (parliament) Gaidis Berzins, the Chairman of the Council for the Judiciary Ivars Bickovics, the President of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele, and the Minister of Justice Dzintars Rasnacs will address the guests.

Draft agenda of the Judges’ Conference.