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On Thursday, 29 February, a trilateral cooperation meeting of the constitutional courts of the Baltic States took place in Riga, attended by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Villu Kõve, the Chairman of the Criminal Chamber Saale Laos, Judge of the Administrative Chamber Nele Siitam, Judge of the Civil Chamber Vahur-Peeter Liin and Legal Adviser to the Chief Justice Karin Leichter-Tammisto.


The delegation of the Supreme Court, consisting of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Villu Kõve, Chairman of the Civil Chamber, Urmas Volens, Chairman of the Administrative Chamber Ivo Pilving and Judge of the Criminal Chamber Paavo Randma, visited the Supreme Court of Ukraine on 18-22 November, as well as the Court of Appeal in Kyiv and the district courts of Borodianka and Malyn.


On Monday, 2 October, the Supreme Court hosted Viktor Vadász, Director of Programmes of the Academy of European Law (ERA). 


The issue that permeates the latest Estonian courts yearbook is the next generation: who is seen as the future of judges in the country, and what benefits, assurances and development opportunities need to be offered to fill the large number of impending vacancies with outstanding lawyers, thereby reinforcing quality in the administration of justice?


On February 28, Executive Director Jane Sargus and Deputy Director Maura Shelden of the United States Congressional Office for International Leadership (COIL) visited the Supreme Court of Estonia. 


On Wednesday, 19 October, the Supreme Courts of Estonia and Ukraine held a cooperation seminar Court in the Context of War in Tartu, where Ukrainian colleagues spoke about their work and administrating justice during the war.


The recently published yearbook of the Estonian courts provides the reader with a selection of articles on salient legal topics, analysis on the organization and problems of judicial training, a graphic overview of the gender and age-related distribution of the judiciary and statistics on the work of the court system.


The Supreme Court of Estonia hosted representatives of the Supreme Courts of Latvia and Lithuania in Tartu from 27 to 29 April 2022.


On Tuesday, March 15, the Supreme Court en banc issued a judgment that has an important role in clarifying the relation between the Estonian Constitution and European Union law and ensuring the equal treatment of people with disabilities.


The Supreme Court of Estonia sent a statement of support to its Ukrainian colleagues on Wednesday, March 2, expressing its full support and hoping that the aggression would end soon and that Ukraine would be able to restore its constitutional order.