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28 March, 2013

The Board of Justice supports re-appointment of Chairs of three district courts in their posts

Aija Mikelsone will manage Limbazi district court also in following five years; Gunta Gulbinska will manage Gulbene district court and Aldis Sienis – Madona district court – the Board of Justice supported these candidates.
5 March, 2013

The Board of Justice supports re-appointment of Chairs of Balvi and Jelgava courts and their deputies in their posts

The Board of Justice in its session on the 27th of February, which took place in written proceedings, adopted several decisions related to issues of judicial career.
19 February, 2013

The Board of Justice: the Law on Unified Wages doesn’t provide balance between wages of judges and that of lawyers of public institutions

The Board of Justice supports amendments to the Law on Wages of Officials and Employees of State and Municipal Institutions, providing to replace extra paid to judges for qualification class with long-service extra for time spent by the judge in the post.
7 February, 2013

Decisions of the Board of Justice in issues related to judicial careers

The Board of Justice in its session on the 4th of February, which took place in written procedure, supported appointment of heads of eight departments of land books of district (city) courts in their posts
22 January, 2013

Studies on court system are presented to the Board of Justice

In its session on the 21st of January, the Board of Justice got acquainted with two studies on court system. Representative of Latvia in the Council of Europe’s Commission for the Efficiency of Justice – CEPEJ, the judge of the Constitutional Court Aija Branta presented report of this commission about evaluation of European judicial system for year 2010.
18 January, 2013

On agenda of session of the Board of Justice of the 21st of January

In the session of the Board of Justice, which will take place on Monday, the 21st of January, report of CEPEJ – the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice for 2012 on European judicial systems will be presented. Report contains detailed information in field of rule of law in member states of the European Union.
10 December, 2012

The Board of Justice: prohibition for a judge to work in political parties should be kept

The Board of Justice supports valid prohibition established in the law “On Judicial Power” to joint the post of a judge with membership in parties and other political organisations. The Board of Justice adopted such decision being asked by the Saeima (the Parliament) to express its opinion as person invited in the case about correspondence of Paragraph Three Section 86 of the law “On Judicial Power” to Article 102 of Satversme (the Constitution). Regulation mentioned above states that the office of a judge may not be combined with membership in a party or other political organisations.
8 December, 2012

The Board of Justice will define its opinion in the case initiated by the CC on regulation prohibiting judges to operate in political parties

On Monday, the 10th of December, the Board of Justice will hold its session, in which list for regular assessment of professional work of judges for year 2013 will be approved. According to Item 41 of Transitional Provisions of the law “On Judicial Power”, the Judicial Qualification Board shall perform the regular evaluation of the professional work of judges of Land Registry Offices, district (city) courts, regional courts and the Supreme Court for the first time from 1 January 2013 until 1 January 2016. Pursuant to the recommendation of the Minister for Justice and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Council of Justice shall approve the list of judges, according to those in succession for which the evaluation of the professional work of a judge is performed.
23 November, 2012

The Board of Justice decides upon issues related to judicial careers

The Board of Justice in its session on the 20th of November in written proceedings, supported appointment of ten heads of district departments of land register in their posts. Ingrida Bruvere is appointed for 5-year term in the post of the Head of department of land register of Aluksne district court; Vija Puzule – in Balvi district; Inese Kirsteine – in Cesis district; Dainida Sarma – in Jurmala city; Elina Volika – in Ludza district; Baiba Caunite – in Madona district; Lidija Micule – in Preili district; Marite Hazenfuse – in Tukums district; Lolita Marovska – in Valmiera district and Gunars Silins is appointed for the post of the head of department of land register of Rezekne city court.
6 November, 2012

The Board of Justice recommends keeping title of the Supreme Court

The Board of Justice expresses opinion that title of the Supreme Court should be kept also after structural reforms of court system, when the Supreme Court will operate as a cassation instance only. Romans Apsitis and Sanita Osipova, experts in field of history of law and constitutional law, told to Judicial Policy Subcommittee of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Saeima that the Supreme Court as a cassation instance should be named the Senate after reform would be implemented, as it was in interwar Latvia. In his turn, Linards Mucins expressed an opinion that title of the Supreme Court should not be changed. Believing that this issue should be discussed by judiciary first of all, the Saeima’s Subcommittee asked the Board of Justice to propose of further title that should be given to the Supreme Court and if its change is linked with amendments to the Constitution, as at present the Supreme Court is mentioned in the Constitution as the highest court instance.