At the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court, which was held on December 14, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics called on the judges of the departments to objectively assess the situation when the reputation of the judicial system in connection with proceedings in insolvency cases is being challenged in the public space. When planning to include this issue in the agenda of the next meeting of the Council for the Judiciary, the Chief Justice will take into account the views of the departments of the Supreme Court.

The Chief Justice believes that it is important to understand whether the message that the media presents to the public is about a situation that was several years ago, or it is also relevant at the moment when the procedure for judges' professional assessment and the regulation of insolvency proceedings have changed.

It is also important to hear the judges' opinion on how the judicial system could avoid situations where judges' professionalism, integrity and actions are questioned. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court invited judges of the Supreme Court to share their experience and opinions, by being engaged in self-governing bodies – the Judicial Qualification Committee, the Judicial Disciplinary Committee, and the Judicial Ethics Commission, in order to promote the functioning of these bodies in such a way that they would be an effective mechanism for self-regulation of the judicial system. 

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 28652211