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19 June, 2019

Deputy-chairs are appointed in two district courts

On June 19, the Council for the Judiciary adopted decisions on the appointment of deputy-chairs in two courts. Judge Ģirts Aizsils has been appointed deputy-chair of Daugavpils Court for five years, while judge Inese Kirsteine has been appointed deputy-chair of the Vidzeme District Court.
10 June, 2019

The Council for the Judiciary informs the government and the Saeima about the arguments against the formation of the Economic Court

The Council for the Judiciary has sent a letter to Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins, Chair of Legal Affairs Committee of the Saeima Juta Strike and Chair of Judicial Policy Subcommittee of the Legal Affairs Committee Inese Libina-Egnere announcing the decision of the Council for the Judiciary not to support formation of the Economic Court and arguments for such a point of view.
4 June, 2019

The Council for the Judiciary does not support the establishment of a specialized economic court in Latvia

While recognizing that specialized judges are necessary for a high-quality proceedings, the Council for the Judiciary does not give consent to the creation of a separate specialized economic court. The Council for the Judiciary acknowledged that the establishment of such a court is currently lacking sufficient arguments and justification, as well as an assessment of the consequences.
4 June, 2019

The biggest challenge for the Court Administration is the E-case project

The Council for the Judiciary heard a report of the Court Administration on the performance results in 2018.
4 June, 2019

The Latvian justice system has positive indicators according to assessment of European justice systems

The Council for the Judiciary took note of a report of the EU Justice Scoreboard 2019, which is the latest European Commission’s report on the performance results of the European Union in the area of ​​justice.