On July 5, the Disciplinary Court annulled the decision of the Judicial Qualification Committee, which refused to give an opinion on the transfer of a judge from the Administrative District Court to the position of a judge of the Administrative Regional Court. The Disciplinary Court sent the case file for reconsideration to the Judicial Qualification Committee.

The decision of the Disciplinary Court cannot be appealed. The full decision will be available on July 9, when it will also be published on the Supreme Court's website.

In the present case, the judge had applied for an open competition for the position of a judge in the Regional Administrative Court, where a total of five candidates had applied. On June 10, the Judicial Qualification Committee decided not to issue an opinion on the transfer of a judge to the position of a judge of the Administrative Regional Court.

The Disciplinary Court is convened in the Supreme Court to assess lawfulness of disputed decisions of the Judicial Disciplinary Committee, the Judicial Qualification Committee, and the Judicial Council, as well as to review contested decisions of the Prosecutor General on application of disciplinary punishment. The Disciplinary Court is comprised of six judges of the Supreme Court.

 

Information prepared by Baiba Kataja, the Press Secretary of the Supreme Court
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