On Monday, September 10, judge of the Department of Civil Cases Inara Garda was elected as a member of the Disciplinary Court at the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court. She was also confirmed as the chair of the Disciplinary Court.

A new member of the Disciplinary Court from the Department of Civil Cases had to be re-elected as its member Aigars Strupiss was elected as a member of the Council for the Judiciary. According to the Judicial Disciplinary Liability Law, a member of the Disciplinary Court may not at the same time be a member of the Council for the Judiciary, the Judicial Disciplinary Committee, the Judicial Qualifications Committee or the Judicial Ethics Commission.

As Aigars Strupiss has been serving as chair of the Disciplinary Court since 2015, the new chair of the Disciplinary Court had to be approved.

The Disciplinary Court is convened in the Supreme Court upon the decision of the Judicial Disciplinary Committee and upon the decision of the Prosecutor General’s Office in certain cases provided for in the Office of the Prosecutor Law, as well as to assess lawfulness of decisions of the Judicial Qualifications Committee and the Council for the Judiciary. The Disciplinary Committee consists of six Supreme Court judges, by twos of each department – the Department of Civil Cases, the Department of Criminal Cases and the Department of Administrative Cases, which are elected by the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court for the term of five years. Among the members of the Disciplinary Court, the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court approves the chair of the Disciplinary Court for the term of five years.

 

Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: +371 67020396, +371 2865221