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1 September, 2015

Remuneration of judges must be equivalent with remuneration of lawyers working in state administration

The Council for the Judiciary considers that, in order to balance wages of judges and prosecutors, and civil servants working in state administration, the salary of judges must be linked with average monthly salary in the year before last, which is officially published by the Central Statistical Bureau, having applied respective rate. It means refusal from linking of judges’ wages to the group 12 of salaries of civil servants employed in the state administration, as it is currently.
1 September, 2015

Judge’s office in Jurmala court house is transferred from the Land Registry office to the district court

The Council for the Judiciary supported proposal on transfer of on judge’s office from Land Registry office of Riga district court to Riga district court. Therefore, as from 1 October, there will be 29 judges in Riga district court, and 14 judges in its Land Registry office.
1 September, 2015

Decisions on transfer of judges

The Council for the Judiciary has supported proposals on transfer of the judge Inara Jaunzeme in judge’s office from Land Registry office of Riga district court to Jurmala court house of Riga district court, and on transfer of the judge Gunta Vilumsone in the office from Riga city Kurzeme district court to Jurmala court house of Riga district court. Judges applied in the competition to vacant judges’ offices in Jurmala court house of Riga district court.
27 August, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary will consider priorities of training of employees working in a court system

In the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary to be held on Monday, 31 August, the Council for the Judiciary will discuss training needs within framework of the project “Strengthening of human resources capacity of employees of judiciary and law enforcement institutions”, and will determine training priorities and research directions.
30 July, 2015

Decisions of the Council for the Judiciary regarding judicial careers

In written procedure announced on 23 July, the Council for the Judiciary decided on issues related to judicial careers – on determination of courts to discharge judicial duties, on transfer of judges, on appointment of Chairs and deputy Chairs of courts, on temporary discharge of judicial duties.
9 June, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary agrees with reorganisation of Jurmala city court

The Council for the Judiciary supported planned amendments to the law “On Judicial Power”, which envisage to provide regulation in the law, so that it would further be possible to carry out reforms related to implementation of concept of court houses in organisational structure of courts, and to grant competence to the Cabinet of Ministers to determine catchment areas of district (city) courts, respective court houses and Land Registry offices.
9 June, 2015

New policy initiatives for courts for next three years are supported

The Council for the Judiciary supported new policy initiatives for courts 2014-2016, prepared by the Supreme Court and the Ministry of Justice. The Ministry of Justice summarised proposals on development of district (city) courts, regional courts and Land Registry offices, and supplemented list of new policy initiatives by implementation of security system in courts, increase of judges’ salaries and ensuring of competitive wages of court employees, and ensuring of minimum standards of rights, support and protection of victims, i.e., implementation of the Directive on victims.
9 June, 2015

Guidelines on transfer of cases to another court for faster review of the case are updated

The Council for the Judiciary supplemented previously adopted Guidelines on transfer of the case received for proceedings to another court for faster review of the case, envisaging organising of videoconference, if a party to the case asks for an opportunity to participate in review of the case, using videoconference.
9 June, 2015

Judicial career: Chairs of regional courts are appointed; judges of the Supreme Court are instructed to discharge duties in the regional court

The Council for the Judiciary supported re-appointment of Andris Strauts to the office of the Chair of Latgale regional court for five years. Andris Strauts has worked as a judge for 21 years, and 19 years – in leading office, being the deputy Chair of Latgale regional court and the Chair of the Judicial Panel of Criminal Cases, since 2010.gada – the Chair of Latgale regional court.
9 June, 2015

The Hague Declaration on promoting effective justice systems is adopted

This year, the main subject of the General Assembly of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) was promoting effective justice systems. 22 members and 15 observers of the ENCJ met in The Hague to participate in the Assembly held between 3rd and 5th June 2015. Latvia was represented at the Assembly by Ivars Bickovics, the Chairman of the Council for the Judiciary.