About the Council for the Judiciary

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16 January, 2019

The dialogue between the legislator and the Council for the Judiciary plays an important role in developing high-quality laws

It is important to develop an even better dialogue between the legislator and the Council for the Judiciary in order for the discussions to result in good and high-quality laws. This was emphasized by Inese Libina-Egnere, the Head of the Judicial Policy Subcommittee of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Saeima, on January 15 at the meeting of the Subcommittee. 
10 December, 2018

The procedure for nominating and appointing chairs, deputy chairs of courts and chairs of the courthouses is still in development

The Council for the Judiciary began to examine the draft procedure for nominating and appointing chairs and deputy chairs of courts and chairs of courthouses.
10 December, 2018

Judges’ career issues: appointments of deputy chairs of courts, transfer of judges, and decisions on replacement of judges

At the sitting of December 10, the Council for the Judiciary appointed two deputy chairs of district courts: Ilze Freimane as deputy chair of Riga District Court in Jurmala, Lolita Laure as deputy chair of Kurzeme District Court.
29 November, 2018

Judge Iveta Andzane is elected to the Judicial Ethics Commission

Iveta Andzane, judge of Zemgale District Court, who was nominated by the district (city) court judges, was elected as a member of the Judicial Ethics Commission for a term of four years.
28 November, 2018

The competence of the Council for the Judiciary in appointing chairs of courts and in transfer of judges shall be expanded

Amendments to the Law "On Judicial Power", which come into force on November 28, providing for reduction of the influence of the executive power on the organization of court work and extend the competence of the Council for the Judiciary in appointing chairs of courts.
13 November, 2018

Agreement on the conception of nomination and appointment of chairs of courts

The Council for the Judiciary agreed on the basic principles to be established in the procedure for nominating and appointing chairs of courts.
13 November, 2018

The process of assessing the professional performance of judges is improved

In order to make the work of the Judicial Qualification Committee more effective, the Council for the Judiciary made a number of amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Judicial Qualification Committee. The purpose of the amendments is to improve the process of assessing the professional performance of judges.
30 October, 2018

Judges will elect member of the Judicial Ethics Commission by means of electronic voting

On November 29, the Council for the Judiciary will convene Judges’ Electronic Conference to elect a member of the Judicial Ethics Commission from among the nominated district (city) court judges.
24 October, 2018

Judges’ career: appointments of chairs of courts and deputy chair

Council for the Judiciary has appointed judge Janis Grinbergs as the chair of Vidzeme District Court for a term of five years.
24 October, 2018

Proposal to release a judge from office

The Council for the Judiciary proposed to the Saeima to release Dainis Peteris Klavins, judge of Vidzeme District Court, from office because of his state of health.