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29 April, 2014

Fundamental guidelines on development of human resources capacity in court system have been conceptually supported

The Board of Justice conceptually supported document “Fundamental guidelines on strengthening of human resources capacity and development of competencies of employees of judiciary and law enforcement institutions 2014-2020”, prepared by the Ministry of Justice, which envisages to attract means of European Social Fund in implementation thereof.
29 April, 2014

Number of judges in the Administrative regional court will be increased

Grounding on request of the Chair of the Administrative regional court to increase number of regional court judges and taking into account that two vacant positions of judges appeared in Riga court house of the Administrative district court, the Board of Justice decided to ask the Saeima (Parliament) to transfer these positions to the Administrative regional court. The decision is based on analysis of judges’ loads and coordinated with Chairs of both courts.
25 April, 2014

Changes of number of judges and court catchment areas will be discussed in the sitting of the Board of Justice

In the sitting of the Board of Justice, which will take place on Monday, April 28, number of judges in departments and the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court after January 1, 2015, when the Chamber of Criminal Cases will be liquidated, shall be determined. Issue regarding changes of number of judges in the Administrative district court and the Administrative regional court shall also be examined.
11 March, 2014

Appointment of Chairs of courts and their deputies is supported; other issues related to judges’ career are decided

The Board of Justice supported appointment of two Chairs of district courts in the office for five years – Daina Treija will be the Chair of Riga city Zemgale suburb court and Adrija Kasakovska – the Chair of Tukums district court.
11 March, 2014

Amendments to the law “On Judicial Power” extending authority of the Board of Justice have been planned

The Ministry of Justice conceptually informed the Board of Justice about amendments to the law “On Judicial Power”, since development thereof is included in topical agenda of the Ministry.
11 March, 2014

Request of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court to restore historical title of the Senate is supported

The Board of Justice supported decision of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of 21 February 2014, asking the Saeima (the Parliament) to restore and preserve the historical title “the Senate” to the highest court instance of the Republic of Latvia, which disappeared due to amendments to the law “On Judicial Power” of 13 June 2013.
10 March, 2014

Candidacy of Lavins to the office of a judge of the Constitutional Court is supported unanimously

In the sitting of March 10, the Board of Justice unanimously supported candidacy of Aldis Lavins, the judge of the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court, to the office of a judge of the Constitutional Court. Candidacy of Lavins was nominated from among judges by the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court.
18 February, 2014

Issues regarding judges’ career

The Board of Justice supported proposal of the Minister of Justice to appoint Alviss Jekabsons, the judge of Talsi district court, in the office of the Chair of Talsi district court for five years.
18 February, 2014

Attention is drawn to problems in fixing of course of a court hearing in audio record

Changes in procedure of fixing of course of a court hearing, which according to amendments to the Civil Procedure Law, are implemented in civil cases since January 4, have not made life of judges and court employees easier, but contrary – made it more time-consuming, incomprehensible and unsafe.
18 February, 2014

The Board of Justice initiates research on factors, which form public opinion on courts

Public attitude towards court system has been formed not only by courts and judges, but largely also by actions and attitude of other officials involved in proceedings – such conclusion is made in research on reliability of courts and corruption perception in work of courts.