Work group for evaluation of possible judges’ ethics violations will be presided by the senator Namatēvs
20 September, 2007
The senator Roberts Guntis Namatēvs was elected the chairman of the work group for evaluation of possible ethics violations of judges’ activities. In the first meeting of the work group which took place today, the further plan of actions was coordinated.
The work group works out application for the General Prosecutor’s Office requesting it to provide information which is at its disposal regarding the allegedly tapped phone calls of the judges and attorneys. After examination of the information provided by the prosecutor’s office, and the information published in the book “Tiesāšanās kā ķēķis” (“Litigation as cuisine”) by journalist Lato Lapsa, the work group will invite the Supreme Court judges mentioned in the materials to give information and explanation of motives for their actions. The meetings of the work group will be closed. The interim report for the Supreme Court Plenary Session has to be prepared by the work group till December 1.
Upon the proposal of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Andris Guļāns, the work group for evaluation of the possible violations of judges’ ethics was formed by the Supreme Court Plenary Session on September 17. The work group will work parallel to the General Prosecutor’s Office which verifies possible criminal offences in the actions of judges. The senator of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate Roberts Namatēvs, the senator of the Department of Administrative Cases Normunds Salenieks, the senator of the Department of Criminal Cases Voldemārs Čiževskis, the judge of the Chamber of Criminal Cases Eduards Pupovs and the judge of the Chamber of Civil Cases Aivars Keišs were elected to the work group for evaluation of ethics violations.
Information prepared by the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court
Author: Rasma Zvejniece, Manager of the Division of Communication of the Supreme CourtE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 7020396, 28652211