On 10 April 2017 the European Commission published the 2017 EU Justice Scoreboard. This is the fifth report, which analyzes the efficiency, quality and independence of judicial systems. Preparation of the report data required participation of 28 EU Member States; the report includes a number of quality indicators, as well as provides a deeper analysis of certain areas.
Monday, 3 April, the delegation of the Republic of Turkmenistan visited the Supreme Court of Latvia. Guests met with the Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases Veronika Krumina and judge’s assistant Natalja Purina. The colleagues from Turkmenistan were presented with administrative procedure and rights of Latvian judicial system.
Today, March 31, Judge of the Department of Administrative Cases Janis Neimanis for the period of 10 years ceases to exercise his duties at the Supreme Court, since he is being approved as judge of the Constitutional Court.
Tuesday, March 28, the Supreme Court was visited by experts from the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the US. The visit took place in the framework of cooperation project between governments of the US and Latvia in order to strengthen the judicial system of Latvia in relation to financial crime investigation.
On 27 and 28 March, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics visits Luxembourg and participates in the meeting of the presidents of Supreme Courts which is organized by the European Court of Justice on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.
Starting from 13 March, judge of Regional Court Anita Kovalevska executes duties of a judge of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court due to temporary absence of a judge.
Chairs of departments during the meeting convened by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court settled the issue addressed by a judge of the Administrative District Court on jurisdiction of a case.
On 1 March the amendments to the Administrative Procedure Law came into force, which prevent the shortcomings of current regulatory framework identified in practice, as well as provide new opportunities for making the administrative proceedings more effective.
Since Monday, 6 March, the judge of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court Jautrite Briede is working in Kiev, at the Supreme Court of Ukraine, and carrying out duties of long-term expert in the framework of Twinning project “Strengthening the institutional capacity of the Supreme Court of Ukraine in the field of human rights protection at the national level.”
Strategy of external communication of the judicial system of Latvia got high appraisal in the most prominent competition of the Baltic States in the communication sector "Mi:t&Links. Baltic Communication Awards 2017" - a gold award in the category of "Issues and Crisis Management" and a silver award in "Public Affairs".
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