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17 June, 2014

Guidelines on communication with media shall be developed

The Board of Justice listened to information of the Judicial Ethics Commission in respect of project of guidelines on communication of courts with media developed by the Commission.
17 June, 2014

Work priority of the Court Administration – security in courts and simplification of anonymisation

In accordance with provisions of the law “On Judicial Power”, the Board of Justice listened to report of the Court Administration on its work in 2013.
17 June, 2014

Information on standards of terms of examination of cases planned by courts is listened to

The Board of Justice listened to information summarised by the Ministry of Justice on standards of examination of cases in district (city) courts and regional courts, which were determined by courts, and opinions of courts in respect of differences of standards.
17 June, 2014

Gradual implementation of concept of court houses is supported

The Board of Justice listened to information of the Ministry of Justice regarding advancement of so called concept of court houses, which envisages to re-examine previous court catchment areas and to consolidate areas of district (city) courts located within catchment area of a regional court, creating one court of the first instance legally, transforming former courts into court houses.
17 June, 2014

Judges’ Conference shall be held on September, 5

The Board of Justice decided to convene annual Latvian Judges’ Conference on September 5, and conceptually agreed that the fundamental issue at this conference shall be assessment of the first stage of activity of the Board of Justice and elections of new composition of the Board.
11 June, 2014

The Chairman of the Board of Justice participates in the General Assembly dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary

The European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) gathers 11-13 June in Rome to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Latvian Board of Justice is represented at the General Assembly by Ivars Bickovics, the Chairman of the Board of Justice.
15 May, 2014

Appointment of two Chairs of district courts to the office is supported

The Board of Justice supported appointment of Dace Bluma, the judge of Cesis district court, to the office of the Chair of Cesis district court for five years and appointment of Anita Stikane, the judge of Preili district court, to the office of the Chair of Preili district court for five years.
29 April, 2014

Cassation instance will be strengthened in the Supreme Court in result of court reform

Upon recommendation of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Board of Justice determined number of judges in the Supreme Court departments and the chamber as from 1 January 2015: in the Department of Administrative Cases – 9, in the Department of Civil Cases – 15, in the Department of Criminal Cases – 10, in the Chamber of Civil Cases – 13 judges.
29 April, 2014

Issues regarding judicial careers

The Board of Justice supports appointment of Svetlana Belajeva, the previous Chair of Jurmala city court to the office of the Chair of Jurmala city court for next five years as well. Two judges had applied for competition to the office of the Chair of Jurmala city court.
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.