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28 January, 2014

Changes for transition to “clear” court instances in review of civil cases are supported

According to amendments to the law “On Judicial Power” adopted by the Saeima (the Parliament), the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court shall be liquidated before the end of 2016, thus terminating transition to so called courts of “clear” instances.
23 January, 2014

Opinion about candidate to the office of the judge of the Constitutional Court will be provided and fixing of course of a court hearing in audio record will be discussed

On Monday, January 27, the Board of Justice will provide opinion about Gunars Kusins, the candidate to the office of the judge of the Constitutional Court. The candidate to the office of the judge of the Constitutional Court was nominated by 12 deputies of the Saeima (the Parliament).
9 April, 2013

The Board of Justice supports review of decisions of shareholders’ meetings in one court, but doesn’t agree with appeal of cases in cassation

The Board of Justice, having reviewed law “Amendments to the Civil Procedure Law”, pursuant to request of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Saeima, which were given by the President of the State for repeated revision, supported regulation provided in the law to establish one concrete court to review cases on invalidation of decisions of meetings of participants (shareholders) of capital companies.
28 March, 2013

The Board of Justice supports re-appointment of Chairs of three district courts in their posts

Aija Mikelsone will manage Limbazi district court also in following five years; Gunta Gulbinska will manage Gulbene district court and Aldis Sienis – Madona district court – the Board of Justice supported these candidates.
5 March, 2013

The Board of Justice supports re-appointment of Chairs of Balvi and Jelgava courts and their deputies in their posts

The Board of Justice in its session on the 27th of February, which took place in written proceedings, adopted several decisions related to issues of judicial career.
19 February, 2013

The Board of Justice: the Law on Unified Wages doesn’t provide balance between wages of judges and that of lawyers of public institutions

The Board of Justice supports amendments to the Law on Wages of Officials and Employees of State and Municipal Institutions, providing to replace extra paid to judges for qualification class with long-service extra for time spent by the judge in the post.
7 February, 2013

Decisions of the Board of Justice in issues related to judicial careers

The Board of Justice in its session on the 4th of February, which took place in written procedure, supported appointment of heads of eight departments of land books of district (city) courts in their posts
22 January, 2013

Studies on court system are presented to the Board of Justice

In its session on the 21st of January, the Board of Justice got acquainted with two studies on court system. Representative of Latvia in the Council of Europe’s Commission for the Efficiency of Justice – CEPEJ, the judge of the Constitutional Court Aija Branta presented report of this commission about evaluation of European judicial system for year 2010.
18 January, 2013

On agenda of session of the Board of Justice of the 21st of January

In the session of the Board of Justice, which will take place on Monday, the 21st of January, report of CEPEJ – the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice for 2012 on European judicial systems will be presented. Report contains detailed information in field of rule of law in member states of the European Union.
10 December, 2012

The Board of Justice: prohibition for a judge to work in political parties should be kept

The Board of Justice supports valid prohibition established in the law “On Judicial Power” to joint the post of a judge with membership in parties and other political organisations. The Board of Justice adopted such decision being asked by the Saeima (the Parliament) to express its opinion as person invited in the case about correspondence of Paragraph Three Section 86 of the law “On Judicial Power” to Article 102 of Satversme (the Constitution). Regulation mentioned above states that the office of a judge may not be combined with membership in a party or other political organisations.