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The compilation titled “Kohtunikud, kohtu-uurijad ja prokurörid 1918–1940” (Judges, Court Investigators and Prosecutors 1918–1940) will be given as a present by the Supreme Court and the Office of the Prosecutor General to a hundred libraries and information centres, in order to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.


By the decision of 25 January, the Supreme Court declared the fee rates stipulated in the Bailiffs Act (§ 35 (2) and (3)) unconstitutional; the decision will take effect after a period of six months.


On Monday, 18 December, the Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union issued a letter to Frans Timmermans, the Vice-President of the European Commission. 

On Thursday and Friday, Tallinn will host a meeting of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union Member States. The central focus will be on ensuring the separation of powers.
From today until 10 November, students in Grades 9 to 12 will have the chance to take on the role of a Justice Administrator and to solve cases like those that judges must address on a daily basis.
At the beginning of October, Estonia will be celebrating Administration of Justice Week. Everyone who registers for a consultation from 20 September to 6 October will receive legal assistance from the lawyers at Eesti Õigusbüroo without having to pay the usual contract fee.
According to the Supreme Court, the decision of the legislator to increase the excise duty rates for low-alcohol drinks faster than planned is not in breach of the Constitution.
In today's judgment, the Supreme Court explained the competence of the court in applying provisional legal protection during residence permit actions. The law does not prohibit the issuing of a residence permit to a person residing with their spouse for the duration of a court action, including when it concerns the marriage of a same-sex couple contracted in a foreign country.
In a study by the ENCJ, the umbrella organisation of the European Councils for the Judiciary, 82 Estonian judges were assessed that on a scale of 1 to 10 and rated their independence as 9.
During a presentation to the parliament today, Priit Pikamäe, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, focused on the possibility of increasing the effectiveness of the system for the protection of fundamental rights. One of his proposals was that the parliamentary minority should have the right to have direct recourse in the Supreme Court.