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12 September 2017

The Council for the Judiciary and the State Audit Office discusses an audit report on the development and efficiency of the judicial system

During the sitting of September 11, the Council for the Judiciary met with Elita Krumina, the State Auditor, Ilze Grinhofa, the Head of the Second Audit Department of the State Audit Office, and Aelita Jaunroze, the Head of the Sector. The State Audit Office presented to the Council for the Judiciary audit report on the effectiveness of the activities for improving judicial system carried out in 2009-2015.

 
31 August 2017

By means of Electronic Conference judges will elect members of the Judicial Qualification Committee and the Judicial Disciplinary Committee

On September 29, the Council for the Judiciary will convene Judges’ Electronic Conference to elect two members of self-governing bodies – a representative of the Judicial Qualification Committee from among the judges of the Regional Administrative Court and a representative of the Judicial Disciplinary Committee from among the judges of the Supreme Court.

 
25 August 2017

Remuneration of judges in public administration should be state budget’s priority

The duty of the legislative and the executive branches is to ensure the functional existence of an independent judiciary. It also includes such remuneration of judges and prosecutors which corresponds to functions and responsibilities of these positions and is equivalent to remuneration of senior officials of the public administration.

 
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.