Legal Aspects of Revocation of Degrees | Pages 90-102 | PDF

Jautrite Briede, Dr. iur., Professor
Faculty of Law, University of Latvia, Latvia

Keywords: revocation of diploma, academic integrity, evaluation of plagiarism

This article discusses the legal issues regarding revocation of a diploma (degrees). As the revocation of a diploma is a matter that falls within the scope of a person's private life, the revocation must be subject to a certain regulatory framework. In Latvia, this regulation has shortcomings, so it needs to be improved. Getting acquainted with the case law of Latvia and other countries, Latvian legal regulation, legal literature and rules of other countries, problems of Latvian legal regulation have been identified and solutions have been proposed. They concern the applicable law, the competent institution, the period of time that has elapsed since the defence of the diploma.