Today a lot of the Supreme Court judges participate in the conference “Judicial ethics, qualification and responsibility in Latvia: How to move on after what has been achieved?” organized by the public political center “Providus”.

“Providus” has accomplished a study which analyzes the application of standards of the judicial ethics, the system of qualification and evaluation of the work, as well as the disciplinary responsibility of judges in Latvia and in other European countries. The conference will discuss the problems in these fields and assess what solutions found in other countries could be adapted in Latvia.

The main reporters on the three basic themes of the discussions- judicial disciplinary responsibility, qualification and ethics – are the researchers from “Providus”, but the commentaries will be presented also by the Supreme Court judges.

In the section “Judicial disciplinary responsibility in Latvia: correctness and efficiency of the procedures”, the commentaries will be delivered by the Head of the department of Civil Cases of the Senate, the member of the Judicial Disciplinary Panel Valerijans Jonikans, and in the section “Evaluation of the qualification and results of the work of judges: searching for balance of the form and the contents” – the head of the Chamber of Civil Cases, the Chairman of the Judicial Qualification Panel Gunars Aigars.

Judges, state officials, reporters, representatives of non-governmental organizations are invited to participate in the conference. The conference will be opened by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics.


Information prepared by

Head of the Division of Communications of the Supreme Court Rasma Zvejniece

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 7020396, 28652211