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5 July 2017

Amendments to the Judicial Disciplinary Liability Law will come into force

The Saeima (Parliament) has adopted and the President of the State has announced amendments to the Judicial Disciplinary Liability Law, which stipulate changes regarding the initiation of disciplinary proceedings and the availability of case materials, the procedure for the election of the Chair of the Judicial Disciplinary Committee, ensuring the administrative work of the Committee and other changes. The amendments to the law will come into force on July 19.

 
29 June 2017 “Jurista Vārds” devotes its issue to communication of judicial system and invites to discussions at the festival LAMPA

“Jurista Vārds” devotes its issue to communication of judicial system and invites to discussions at the festival LAMPA

Issue of the periodical "Jurista Vārds" (Lawyer’s Word) of June 27 is dedicated to the communication of the judicial system and society.

 
19 June 2017 ENCJ during its General Assembly adopts the Paris Declaration

ENCJ during its General Assembly adopts the Paris Declaration

General Assembly of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ), which this year took place from 7 to 9 July in Paris, adopted the declaration “On resilient justice”.

 
13 June 2017

Council for the Judiciary supports territorial reform of courts

The Council for the Judiciary supported the project for reorganization of district (city) courts in the courts districts of Riga, Kurzeme, Vidzeme and Zemgale. Project is prepared by the Ministry of Justice, according to which the territorial reform of courts in Latvia will be completed in 2018.

 
13 June 2017

Judicial positions are transferred from regions to Riga

In order to equalize the judges' workload and reduce the volume of pending cases in the first instance, Council for the Judiciary decided by 1 July 2017 to transfer one judicial position from Aizkraukle District Court to Riga City Latgale District Court, one position – from Aluksne District Court to Riga City Vidzeme District Court, one position – from Daugavpils Court to Riga District Court and from October 1 – one judicial position shall be transferred from Rezekne Court to Riga City Vidzeme District Court.

 
13 June 2017

Priorities of the Court Administration for the current year – judicial reforms and projects

Council for the Judiciary heard and gave positive assessment to the report of the Court Administration on performance results 2016.

 
13 June 2017

Support for extending the area of authority of the Council for the Judiciary

The Council for the Judiciary evaluated and expressed its view on the amendments to the Law "On Judicial Power" submitted to the Saeima (Parliament) before the second reading. The Council for the Judiciary supported the majority of proposals stated in the draft law.

 
13 June 2017

Appointments for judicial positions

Council for the Judiciary appointed Judge Elina Slisane to discharge judicial duties in Riga District Court, and Judge Uldis Apsitis – to discharge judicial duties in Riga City Latgale District Court.

 
7 June 2017

General Assembly of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary addresses topic of resilient justice

On 7-9 June, Ivars Bickovics, Chair of the Council for the Judiciary, and Solvita Harbacevica, Head of the Secretariat of the Council for the Judiciary, participates in the General Assembly of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary, which this year takes place in Paris and the topic of which is “Resilient Justice”.

 
17 May 2017

Decisions in issues related to career of judges

The Council for the Judiciary agreed with the proposal of the Minister of Justice for re-appointment of Judge Silva Reinholde to the position of Chair of Kurzeme Regional Court and re-appointment of Judge Visvaldis Sprudzans to the position of Deputy-chair of Zemgale Regional Court and Chair of Collegium of Criminal Cases. According to the law "On Judicial Power", the term of office shall be five years.