On 8 January, the Disciplinary Court was convened in the Supreme Court to assess lawfulness of a decision of the Judicial Disciplinary Committee appealed by a judge of a district court.

The Disciplinary Court abolished a decision of the Judicial Disciplinary Committee in part regarding violation of Clause 3 Paragraph One Section 1of the Judicial Disciplinary Liability Law, namely, dishonourable actions or gross violation of the norms of the Judges Code of Ethics. In this part, the disciplinary case against the judge is dismissed.

In rest part – regarding intentional violation of law during the adjudication of a case in court– the decision of the Judicial Disciplinary Committee is upheld. Disciplinary punishment imposed on a judge – reprimand – is also upheld.

The decision of the Disciplinary Court may not be appealed.

Complete decision of the Disciplinary Court will be available on 10 February, when it will also be published on the web site of the Supreme Court.  

The Disciplinary Court is convened in the Supreme Court to assess lawfulness of appealed decisions of the Judicial Disciplinary Committee, to verify lawfulness of appealed negative statements provided by the Judicial Qualification Committee and to review appealed decisions of the Prosecutor General regarding application of disciplinary punishments. The composition of the Disciplinary Court includes six judges of departments of the Supreme Court.

 

Information prepared by

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

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211