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26 February, 2019

When approving the courts’ budget request, the Council for the Judiciary points to the noncompetitive remuneration of the judicial employees

The Council for the Judiciary supported the budget request of regional courts and district (city) courts prepared by the Ministry of Justice, as well as the Supreme Court’s budget request for this year. At the same time, the decision recalls the need to increase the remuneration of the judicial employees, which has now become critically uncompetitive.
26 February, 2019

The procedure for nominating and appointing chairs, deputy-chairs of courts and chairs of courthouses is developed

The Council for the Judiciary completed the elaboration of the procedure for nominating and appointing chairs and deputy-chairs of district (city) courts and regional courts, as well as chairs of courthouses.
21 February, 2019

Public confidence in the courts gradually increases

The results of public surveys on trust in state and public institutions in recent years show positive trends regarding increase of public confidence in the courts.
1 February, 2019

Latvian judges take part in a survey for European judges

Today, February 1, the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) is launching a survey of judges, examining the judges' view on aspects of the judiciary and the independence of judges in their countries. The survey data will be extensively analysed and further used in the development of the EU Justice Scoreboard and in the elaboration of judicial policy documents of the Member States. The previous survey was carried out at the end of 2016; about 12 000 judges from 26 European countries took part in it.
29 January, 2019

Chair of the Council for the Judiciary and the Minister of Justice points out the priorities of the judicial system

The values ​​expressed in the new government's statement regarding the field of justice coincide with the vision of the Council for the Judiciary for reinforcing the rule of law. There is good reason to believe that the ongoing processes for the improvement of the judicial system will continue – said Ivars Bickovics, the Chair of the Council for the Judiciary, at the meeting of the Council on January 28.
29 January, 2019

The procedure for nominating and appointing chairs of courts is still being developed

Taking into account the crucial role that the chairs of courts plays in the organization of the work of the judiciary and the strengthening of its independence, the Council for the Judiciary, with the utmost responsibility, carries out the task entrusted to it by law, namely, the establishing of the procedure for nominating and appointing judges.
29 January, 2019

Change in the number of judges in the the Supreme Court's departments

The priority of the judicial system is the qualitative handling of cases within the shortest possible timeframes, and the courts look for internal resources to make efficient use of human resources for carrying out this task. On the proposal of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Council for the Judiciary changed the number of senators in the Supreme Court departments for a period from 4 February to 26 August, transferring one position of a judge of the Department of Civil Cases to the Department of Administrative Cases.
24 January, 2019

The Council for the Judiciary will discuss the procedure for nominating and appointing the chairs of courts

At the meeting of the Council for the Judiciary to be held on Monday, January 28, the Council will continue to elaborate the procedures for the nomination and appointment of chairs and deputy-chairs of district (city) courts and regional courts, as well as chairs of courthouses.
16 January, 2019

The dialogue between the legislator and the Council for the Judiciary plays an important role in developing high-quality laws

It is important to develop an even better dialogue between the legislator and the Council for the Judiciary in order for the discussions to result in good and high-quality laws. This was emphasized by Inese Libina-Egnere, the Head of the Judicial Policy Subcommittee of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Saeima, on January 15 at the meeting of the Subcommittee. 
10 December, 2018

The procedure for nominating and appointing chairs, deputy chairs of courts and chairs of the courthouses is still in development

The Council for the Judiciary began to examine the draft procedure for nominating and appointing chairs and deputy chairs of courts and chairs of courthouses.