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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.
18 February, 2014

Review of industrial disputes in courts of general jurisdiction is supported

Having discussed recommendations developed by the Ministry of Justice on legal regulation regarding review of industrial property disputes, the Board of Justice considered proposal to review disputes on this property and appealed decisions of the Board of Appeal of the Patent Office under particular procedure in a court of general jurisdiction as that to be supported.
18 February, 2014

Particular procedure of review of small claims in appellate instance is supported

On April 1, amendments to Section 25027 of the Civil Procedure Law will become effective, and in accordance with those previous procedure of appeal in cases on small claims shall be changed, replacing appeal under cassation procedure by appeal under appellate procedure.
13 February, 2014

Report on corruption perception, regulation concerning review of industrial property disputes and other issues will be reviewed in the sitting of the Board of Justice

On Monday, February 17, researchers of the Institute for Social Research will present study “Reliability of courts and corruption perception in work of courts in Latvia”.
28 January, 2014

Strengthening of responsibilities of participants of a case for indecent use of rights in civil procedure is supported

The Ministry of Justice, having analysed experience of other countries and performed discussions with experts, developed recommendations on amendments to legal regulations directed to fixing of responsibility to tell the truth to the court in the Civil Procedure Law, and asked for opinion of the Board of Justice, if responsibility of participants of a case for indecent use of rights in civil procedure should be fixed with civil procedural sanctions only, or criminal procedure should be envisaged additionally.