On 4 November 2022 Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) hosted the annual conference devoted to the issues of human rights in Latvia, “Human rights in Latvia and Europe: the new challenges.”
The recordings of the conference available at RGSL Youtube account here:
The speakers of the conference were Judge at the European Court of Justice, RGSL Professor Dr. Ineta Ziemele, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights Dr. Mārtiņš Mits, Chairman of the Supreme Court of Latvia Aigars Strupišs, as well as Head of the Office of the Agent of Latvia before the ECtHR and UN Human Rights bodies at Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Elīna Luīze Vītola. Conference was opened by RGSL Rector Dr.Adam Czarnota and Dr.Mārtiņš Mits.
During the discussion, participants were introduced to the issues that are currently important for the common European defense of human rights, recent developments of the European Court of Human Rights as well as its latest rulings in the Latvian cases. At the second part of the conference the standard of independence of the courts in the latest ECHR and EU Court of Justice case law was discussed by Dr.Ziemele, Dr.Mits and the Chairman of the Supreme Court of Latvia Aigars Strupišs. The conference concluded with the readings from the recently published 2nd edition of the book “Cilvēktiesības pasaulē un Latvijā” by its authors.
The full recording of the conference available here: