Council of Justice

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15 January, 2018

Issues related to career of judges

Two judges are appointed to Riga District Court – the Council for the Judiciary established that by the decision of the Saeima of 21 December the judge of a district (city) court Kristine Evertovska will serve in Riga District Court, while Baiba Jakobsone will be transferred to Riga District Court from Riga City Latgale District Court by February 12th.
15 January, 2018

Judges of Riga City Northern District Court are transferred to Riga City Vidzeme District Court

By implementing the judicial reform, on 15 January 2018 Riga City Northern District Court is merged to Riga City Vidzeme District Court, and henceforth the area of activity of Riga City Vidzeme District Court will cover three administrative districts of Riga – Vidzeme District, Central District and Northern District.
15 January, 2018

Number of judges in district (city) courts is determined

On 15 January 2018, one of the stages of the judicial territorial reform is completed – the Northern District Court is merged to Vidzeme District Court by reducing the number of first instance courts in Riga.
9 January, 2018

CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL FOR THE JUDICIARY: THE COUNCIL FOR THE JUDICIARY IS A GUARANTEE FOR STRENGTHENING THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY

"The right of individuals to a fair trial can only be sufficiently ensured if the court is independent. In democratic countries, such establishments as the Council for the Judiciary are one of the guarantees for strengthening the independence of the court," Ivars Bickovics, the Chair of the Council for the Judiciary, points out in the video interview to the newspaper "Latvijas Vestnesis".
4 January, 2018

The duties of a judge of Riga Regional Court will be carried out by judge Ilze Ramane

The Council for the Judiciary appointed Riga City Pardaugava Court judge Ilze Ramane to replace the judge of Riga Regional Court during the temporary absence of the judge.
12 December, 2017

European Network of Councils for the Judiciary is concerned about the situation of judicial system of Poland

On 5 December, the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) published a critical opinion on the planned amendments to the law on the National Judicial Council of Poland.
5 December, 2017

Council of Sworn Notaries will be represented by Janis Skrastins in the Council for the Judiciary

The Latvian Council of Sworn Notaries will be represented by Janis Skrastins in the Council for the Judiciary. He was elected during the General Meeting of Sworn Notaries as Chair of the Council for the next three years.
28 November, 2017

The Council for the Judiciary supports the integration of Land Registry Office judges in district (city) courts

The Council for the Judiciary conceptually supported the planned reform by the Ministry of Justice on the integration of the Land Registry Office judges in district (city) courts. It is planned that Land Registry Offices as separate structural units of district (city) courts will cease to exist on 1 January 2019.
28 November, 2017

The Council for the Judiciary does not change opinion on the abolition of the limitation on the number of terms of office of chairs of district (city) courts and regional courts

Candidates for the office of the chairs of courts have to be eligible for this position, but it is not that they always have to be other people – with such a motivation the Council for the Judiciary has already repeatedly supported the amendments to the Law "On Judicial Power" that would remove the restriction for one and the same person to serve as chair of the district (city) or regional court more than two terms in a row.
28 November, 2017

Ministry of Justice presents new project for procedure of selection and training of judges

The selection procedure for judges and the training of new judges presented to the Council for the Judiciary is fundamentally different from the current procedure for selection, traineeship and qualification examination for judges nominated for the first time.