The Disciplinary Court upheld the decision of the Judicial Qualification Committee regarding negative assessment of professional activity of a judge of a city court. Complaint filed by the judge was rejected.  

The decision of the Disciplinary Court may not be appealed. Complete decision will be available on 4 March and it will also be published on the web site of the Supreme Court.

To verify lawfulness of negative statement given by the Judicial Qualification Committee, which was appealed by the judge, the Disciplinary Court composed of six judges of departments of the Supreme Court was convened in the Supreme Court on 2 February.

In accordance with the Section 481 of the law “On Judicial Power”, the Disciplinary Court is convened to assess lawfulness of appealed decisions of the Judicial Disciplinary Committee and negative statements given by the Judicial Qualification Committee, when assessing professional activity of judges, and to review appealed decisions of the Prosecutor General regarding application of disciplinary penalties.   

 

Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211