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11 March, 2020

The selection of candidates for the position of the Prosecutor General will henceforth be the responsibility of the Judicial Council

On March 11, amendments to the Law “On Judicial Power” and the “Office of the Prosecutor Law” come into force, which changes the procedure for selecting and appointing the Prosecutor General. The Prosecutor General will henceforth be appointed not on the proposal of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, but on the proposal of the Judicial Council.
10 March, 2020

It is considered necessary to maintain a unified competition for the position of a judge of the Supreme Court

Having supported the amendments to the Constitutional Court Law and the State Civil Service Law developed to ensure the independence of the Constitutional Court and to strengthen the status of a judge of the Constitutional Court, the Judicial Council does not support the amendments to the law “On Judicial Power”, which provide for judges of the Constitutional Court to apply for the position of a judge of the Supreme Court outside the established order.
11 February, 2020

The current selection procedure for judicial candidates will be in force until April

Having heard the information provided by a working group set up by the Council for the Judiciary on the development of a new procedure for the selection of judicial candidates of district (city) courts and regional courts, the Council extended the existing candidate selection procedure until April 1.
6 February, 2020

The Council for the Judiciary raises the issue of time limits for adjudication of cases

The Council for the Judiciary, at its meeting on Monday, February 10, will discuss how to identify and address the factors that affect the long delays in individual court proceedings.
17 December, 2019

The Council for the Judiciary supports the transfer of the nomination of the Prosecutor General under the competence of the Council for the Judiciary

At the meeting of December 16, the Council for the Judiciary approved amendments to the laws intended to change the procedure for nominating a candidate for the position of Prosecutor General by transferring this responsibility under the competence of the Council for the Judiciary. So far, the candidates for the position of the Prosecutor General for approval in the Saeima (parliament) were nominated by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, coordinating his decision with the Council for the Judiciary.
27 November, 2019

Support for waiving of administrative immunity of judges

The Council for the Judiciary supported amendments prepared by the Saeima (parliament) to the Law on Judicial Power and the Judicial Disciplinary Liability Law, which concern the waiving of administrative immunity of judges and dismissal of judges in case of disciplinary proceedings initiated regarding conduct of a judge that is incompatible with the status of a judge.
27 November, 2019

The Council for the Judiciary repeatedly rejects the establishment of the Economic Court

Having reviewed a draft law prepared by the Ministry of Justice for amendments to the law “On Judicial Power”, which provides for the establishment of a specialized economic court, the Council for the Judiciary repeatedly rejected establishment of such a specialized court. The Council for the Judiciary still considers that specialization of judges is possible within the existing judicial system.
4 November, 2019

The Latvian Judges Conference adopts a resolution on the remuneration of judges and court employees

Emphasizing that a remuneration commensurate with the position of a judge and competitive remuneration for court employees is a prerequisite for the balanced development of all branches of the state power and strengthening of the rule of law in the country, the Latvian Judges Conference adopted a resolution “On Remuneration of Judges and Court Employees”. The resolution will be sent to the President, the Saeima (Parliament) and the Cabinet of Ministers.
29 October, 2019

On Friday Latvian Judges Conference takes place

This year's Latvian Judges Conference taking place on Friday, November 1, will be dedicated to the topicalities of judicial work and judicial self-government institutions.
21 October, 2019

The Council for the Judiciary conceptually supports the waiving of administrative immunity of judges

At the meeting on 21 October, the Council for the Judiciary examined the issue of the regulation of disciplinary liability of judges and conceptually decided that the immunity of judges in cases of administrative offenses should be waived. Members of the Council for the Judiciary, representatives of the Judicial Ethics Commission, the Judicial Disciplinary Committee, the Disciplinary Court and the representatives of judges’ associations took part in the discussion.