As from June 1, in order to save means, the Division of Complaints of the Supreme Court has been closed. In the future, functions of the division – acceptance of applications of persons and issue of answers – will be distributed among departments of the Senate, chambers and Document Administration Division of the Administration of the Court.

Three ex-employees of the division will continue to work as advisers of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate and Documant Administration Division, but labour relationship has been eliminated with two other employees. So the work load of judges will increase, as judges will have to review applications from inhabitants and give answers to them. In year 2008 in the Division of Complaints 1406 applications from persons had been received that were related to different questions on judicial instances of Latvia, and 22 application – on questions of rehabilitation.

Due to lack of means as from June 1, eleven employees of chambers and divisions of the Administration were dismissed from their posts. Their duties have been distributed among other employees, whose work load will also increase. In total, number of employees of the Supreme Court has been reduced for 10%.

Posts of deputies of Heads of Chanceries and divisions of Administration have also been eliminated. Some employees of divisions of the Administration will work for a part-time load.

As it had been announced before, the senator of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate Ruta Zake stops execution of duties of senator of the Supreme Court as fropm June 1, and the senator of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate Valda Eilande – as from July, 1.

Information prepared by

Head of the Division of Communications of the Supreme Court Rasma Zvejniece

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