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18 December, 2014

Dismissal a judge from the office due to state of health is requested

The Council for the Judiciary supported request of Inara Strautina, the judge of Riga district court, to submit a proposal on her dismissal from judge’s office due to state of health to the Saeima (Parliament).
18 December, 2014

Budget requests of the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Court are supported

In accordance with the law “On Budget and Financial Management” the Cabinet of Ministers, when reviewing regular draft law on budget, listens to the opinion of the Council for the Judiciary. Thus, the Council for the Judiciary and the Supreme Court submitted budget requests of regional and district (city) courts and the Supreme Court for 2015 for providing of an opinion, and the Council for the Judiciary reviewed them in written procedure.
4 December, 2014

The Saeima awards Gunars Aigars and Astrida Herta Berzina with the status of the Judge Emeritus

On 4 December, the Saeima (Parliament) awarded Gunars Aigars, the former Chair of the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court, and Astrida Herta Berzina, the former Chair of Kurzeme regional court, with the status of the Judge Emeritus. Proposal to grant the title of the Judge Emeritus to Aigars and Berzina was sent to the Saeima by the Council for the Judiciary.
2 December, 2014

The Council for the Judiciary assesses the most appropriate court for continuation of judicial careers

To ensure further career of judges of the Chamber of Criminal Cases, who were not transferred to the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court, the Council for the Judiciary assessed the most appropriate court that would be of the most equal value to the court, where judges have worked until 31 December 2014, when in accordance with the court reform stipulated by the law “On Judicial Power” the Chamber of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court ceases to exist.
2 December, 2014

Procedure for transfer of judges of Sigulda court and Riga city Centre district court to work to other court is approved

The Council for the Judiciary approved procedure, how the proposal on transfer of judges of Sigulda court and Riga city Centre district court to work to other court due to annexing of Riga city Centre district court and Sigulda court to other court has been prepared by the Minister of Justice and reviewed in the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary.
2 December, 2014

Amendments to the Investigatory Operations Law are supported conceptually

Having got acquainted with draft law “Amendments to the Investigatory Operations Law” prepared by the Ministry of Interior and discussions regarding this issue, the Council for the Judiciary agreed to regulation planned that the court is a responsible institution which accepts obtaining of data to be stored from electronic communications merchants.
28 November, 2014

The Council for the Judiciary solves issues related to transfer of judges

To continue to solve issues related to amendments to the law “On Judicial Power”, sitting of the Council for the Judiciary is convened on Monday, 1 December. It has been envisaged in the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary to approve a procedure, how the proposal on transfer of judges of Sigulda court and Riga city Centre district court to work to other court due to annexing of Riga city Centre district court and Sigulda court to other court has been prepared by the Minister of Justice and reviewed in the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary.
25 November, 2014

Increase of number of judges in regional courts is requested

To ensure reform of the Supreme Court stipulated in the law “On Judicial Power”, which envisages liquidation of court Chambers, the Council for the Judiciary will ask the Saeima (Parliament) to increase number of judges in regional courts for three offices. Posts are necessary for judges of the Chamber of Criminal Cases, who will not be appointed to the office of a judge of a department of the Supreme Court until 31 December.
25 November, 2014

Judges’ offices are redistributed in district (city) courts

The Council for the Judiciary asks the Saeima (Parliament) to change division of number of judges in district (city) courts, which is necessary due to amendments to the law “On Judicial Power”, which implement changes in list of courts included in catchment area of Riga regional court, namely, annexing Riga city Centre district court and Sigulda court to another courts as from 1 March 2015.
25 November, 2014

Guidelines for transfer of a case to another court are approved

The Council for the Judiciary approved guidelines, how transfer of a case received for proceedings to other court must be organised to ensure faster review of the case.