Independence of the judiciary is expressed not only as independent administering of justice (in narrower meaning), but also as system of judicial careers, which is apolitical and based solely on professionalism. Independent system of judicial self-government plays a significant role in it.
Judicial self-government institutions are
Judicial self-government institutions are independent institutions, and their work is regulated by the law “On Judicial Power” and the Judicial Disciplinary Liability Law.
Institutions are not subjected to the Council for the Judiciary; however, the Council for the Judiciary promotes their foundation and operation – convenes judges’ conferences, at which self-government institutions are elected and their reports are heard, and approves their by-laws (except for the Disciplinary Committee).
Communication with media:
Judicial Disciplinary Committee:
The Ministry of Justice: Laura Majevska, the Head of the Department of Communication and Technical Provision: 67036738, 28363725, email@example.com; Liva Rancane, public relations officer, the Department of Communication and Technical Provision: 67036712, 28748349, firstname.lastname@example.org
Judicial Qualification Committee:
Court Administration: Dace Ezeriete, the project coordinator of the Department of Project Management and International Cooperation: 67063808, email@example.com
Judicial Ethics Commission:
E-mail of the Commission: firstname.lastname@example.org
Court Administration: Vjaceslavs Mitnicuks, the project coordinator of the Department of Project Management and International Cooperation: 67063802, email@example.com
See more information on judicial self-government institutions here:
The Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia
Brivibas bulvaris 36,
Riga, LV – 1511