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19 May, 2015

Restriction to publish information on initiation of disciplinary cases against judges is recognised as proportionate

The Council for the Judiciary, as invited person in the case initiated by the Constitutional Court “On compliance of the Paragraph One Section 11.6 of the Judicial Disciplinary Liability Law with the Article 100 of the Constitution”, discussed its position regarding this issue and recognised that restriction to publish a decision on initiation of disciplinary cases against judges and materials of disciplinary cases, which is stipulated in the Judicial Disciplinary Liability Law, is commensurate and appropriate to achieve legitimate aim.
19 May, 2015

Guidelines on communication of court system and strategy for communication of courts are approved

Observing the fact that transparency of work of the court system strengthens its reliability within society, the Council for the Judiciary, which is established for the purpose of participation in elaboration of policy and strategy of the court system, and improvement of organisation of work of the court system, considers mutual communication of institutions related to the court system and communication with society based on united principles to be strategically important instrument to discharge its tasks.
19 May, 2015

The Court Administration states five priorities of work in 2015

Edvins Balsevics, the director of the Court Administration, familiarised the Council for the Judiciary with priorities, novelties and problematic issues of work of the Court Administration in 2014, at the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary held on 18 May.
15 May, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary will hear the report by Court Administration and will discuss guidelines on communication of a court system

In the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary, which will be held on Monday, 18 May, the Court Administration will provide a report on performance in 2014. The Court Administration is an institution subordinated to the Minister of Justice, which organises and ensures administrative work of district (city) courts, regional courts and Land Registry Offices.
30 April, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary decides on substitution of judges of the Supreme Court and on the deputy Chair of Kurzeme regional court

The Council for the Judiciary instructed Inese Grauda, the judge of Riga regional court to discharge duties of a judge of the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court during the period of a vacancy of a judge. Inese Grauda has already discharged these duties since May 2013.
24 April, 2015

The European Commission evaluated modernisation of Latvian court system and opportunities of continuing education for judges

The report of the European Commission “The 2015 EU Justice Scoreboard” is published, and one may to make sure – indices of Latvian court system are above average indices in the European Union. Latvian court system received particularly high evaluation on implementation of electronic tools in proceedings.
20 April, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary supports candidacy of Kalnmeiers to the office of the Prosecutor General

In the sitting of 20 April, the Council for the Judiciary supported nomination of Eriks Kalnmeiers to the office of the Prosecutor General.
20 April, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary supports both candidates to the office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

In the sitting of 20 April, the Council for the Judiciary supported nomination of both candidates to the office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court – Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and Andris Gulans, the judge of the Department of Administrative Cases – to the office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for next five years.
16 April, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary will decide on candidates to the office of the Prosecutor General and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

On Monday, the agenda of the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary includes two important questions – coordination on candidate to the office of the Prosecutor General and expressing of opinion on candidates to the office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
14 April, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary does not agree with preservation or status of a judge of the Supreme Court to a judge, who was not transferred to the department

At the sitting of 13 April, the Council for the Judiciary, having reviewed legal regulations proposed by the Legal Affairs Committee of the Saeima (Parliament) regarding solution of career of judges, who were not transferred to respective department of the Supreme Court after liquidation of Chambers, did not agree with provision that judges, who were not transferred to departments, should be instructed to discharge judicial duties in another appellate instance court, preserving the status of a judge of the Supreme Court and diving an advantage to them to come back to the Supreme Court, if vacant office of a judge occurs in the department.