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19 November, 2014

Granting of a title of Judge Emeritus to two judges is proposed

The Council for the Judiciary has sent a proposal to the Saeima (Parliament) to award Gunars Aigars, the former Chair of the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court, and Astrida Herta Berzina, the former Chair of Kurzeme regional court, with the title of Judge Emeritus.
7 November, 2014

Officials represented in the Council for the Judiciary have changed

Along with beginning of operation of the 12th Saeima (Parliament) and elections of Chairs of the committees of the Saeima, as well as with approval of the new Cabinet of Ministers, officials represented in the Council for the Judiciary have changed.
4 November, 2014

The Council of Sworn Notaries will be represented in the Council or the Judiciary by Sandra Stipniece in future

Due to change of the Chair of the Council of Sworn Notaries, composition of the Council for the Judiciary has changed as well. Representative of the Council of Sworn Notaries will be the notary Sandra Stipniece, who was elected to the office of the Chair of the Latvian Council of Sworn Notaries at the general meeting of the Latvian Panel of Sworn Notaries on 31 October.
28 October, 2014

The Council for the Judiciary calls for respectful attitude towards a judge

The Council for the Judiciary shall support amendments to the law “On Judicial Power” related to reform of a court system, if the draft law includes proposals, which were not previously supported in the Legal Affairs Committee of the Saeima (Parliament), regarding benefits and right to long service pension to those judges of Chambers, who will be dismissed from the office of a judge of the Supreme Court along with liquidation of Chambers.
24 October, 2014

Extraordinary sitting of the Council for the Judiciary is convened in relation to draft law on amendments to the law “On Judicial Power”

On Monday, October 27, extraordinary sitting of the Council for the Judiciary has been convened to review request of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Saeima (Parliament) to provide an opinion on the draft law “Amendments to the law “On Judicial Power”” until 27 October.
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.