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30 September, 2014

Elaboration of common guidelines on transfer of cases to another court is supported

he Council for the Judiciary considered elaboration of guidelines common for all courts on how to organise transfer of cases accepted for proceedings to another court as useful.
30 September, 2014

New court policy initiatives are supported

The Council for the Judiciary supported new policy initiatives of the Supreme Court and new policy initiatives of regional courts, district (city) courts and Land Registry offices prepared by the Ministry of Justice, or measures that require additional financing from state budget.
30 September, 2014

Inara Garda, the judge of the Supreme Court, is elected to the office of the deputy Chair of the Council for the Judiciary

The Council for the Judiciary elected Inara Garda, the judge of the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court, to the office of the deputy Chair of the Council for the Judiciary for next four years.
30 September, 2014

Research of case-law in application of claim collateral will be performed

Observing issue updated by the Legal Affairs Committee of the Saeima (Parliament) on case-law in application of claim collateral and high interest and often critical attitude of media and society towards procedure of review of such cases in courts and results thereof, the Council for the Judiciary supported initiative of the Supreme Court to perform case-law compilation and identifying of problematic issues in application of claim collateral.
30 September, 2014

Work group of the ministry will search for solution to ensure security in court rooms

In relation to the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights in case of Calovskis, containing reproaches expressed to Latvia for placement of detainees in metal enclosure in a court room, the question of how to ensure security in court rooms not using these metal enclosures was updated. Discussion on this question was raised also at the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary.
30 September, 2014

Reorganisation of Sigulda court and Riga city Centre district court is supported

The Council for the Judiciary supported proposal of the Ministry of Justice on elimination of operation or reorganisation of Sigulda court and Riga city Centre district court.
30 September, 2014

Strategic guidelines on communication of a court system shall be elaborated

Continuing elaboration of court communication guidelines commenced by the previous Council for the Judiciary in cooperation with the Judicial Ethics Commission, the Council for the Judiciary heard opinion of communication expert and accepted a proposal to elaborate strategic guidelines on communication common for all court system.
30 September, 2014

Two judges are chosen from among four candidates for the Administrative regional court

The Council for the Judiciary had to decide, whom two from among four judges of the Administrative district court, who had applied in the competition, to transfer to vacant offices of judges in the Administrative regional court.
26 September, 2014

Reorganisation of courts, security in court rooms, new policy initiatives and other issues are included on the agenda of the Council for the Judiciary

On Monday, September 29, the new Council for the Judiciary, to which representatives from among judges were elected at Judges’ Conference on 5 September and at the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court on 15 September, will come to the first sitting. Thus, the first issue on the agenda of the Council for the Judiciary is elections of the deputy Chair of the Council for the Judiciary.
12 September, 2014

Representatives of judicial self-governmental institutions are re-elected

Extramural Latvian Judges’ Conference has ended and, by means of electronic elections, judges have re-elected representatives to institutions of judicial self-government – the Judicial Disciplinary Committee, the Judicial Qualification Committee and the Judicial Ethics Commission.