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4 July, 2011

About decisions of the Board of Justice of July 4, 2011

The Board of Justice in the session on the 4th of July unanimously supported candidature of Sanita Osipova, professor, Dr.iur to be promoted for approval in the post of the judge of the Constitutional Court.
23 May, 2011

Decisions of the Board of Justice in issues about career of judges and agenda of the next session

The Board of Justice decided that Lauma Steinerte, who was appointed by the Saeima in the post of a judge of a regional court, will execute duties of a judge in Riga regional court.
10 May, 2011

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

The Board of Justice adopted several decisions in issues related to judicial careers. The Council of Justice supports re-election of Inguna preisa, the judge of Zemgale regional court, in the post of the Chair of Zemgale regional court for five years.
19 April, 2011

On issues reviewed by the Board of Justice in its session on the 19th of April

In its session on the 19th of April, the Board of Justice, pursuant to request of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Saeima, had discussed and expressed its opinion about draft law of amendments to the law “On Judicial Power” before the third reading.
31 March, 2011

About issues of the session of the Board of Justice of the 30th of March

The Board of Justice in the session of the 30th of March listened to report of Edvins Balsevics, the director of the Court Administration, about results of work in 2010. The director stressed the most topical problematic issues in provision of work of the court. Firstly, it is security in court instances. The State Police refused to execute its function established in the law “On Judicial Power” to provide officers in court, grounding it with lack of resources. Security in courts is threatened, but court finances are not enough to sign agreements with private security companies or hire its own employees. The second greatest problem is low salaries of court employees. Average employee wages is LVL 351.61, and it doesn’t comply with volume of work, its requirements and specificity. Court employees expressed dissatisfaction with evaluation of their work and remuneration, warning about possible strike in open letter.
29 March, 2011

The Board of Justice will listen to the report of Court Administration and discuss several provisions

On Wednesday, the 30th of March, the session of the Board of Justice will take place, in which the Court Administration will present a report about result of work in 2010. The Board of Justice will discuss Procedure of establishment of additional remuneration of judges and events related to additional remuneration, Procedure of issue of judge identification card and Procedure of use of Judicial robe and insignia.
23 February, 2011

The Board of Justice will confirm regulation of Judicial Conference and agenda of the next conference

On Tuesday, the 22nd of February, meeting of the Board of Justice will take place. Issues to be reviewed in Judicial Conference that will take place on the 15th of April and also regulation of Judicial Conference will be discussed during this meeting. During the sitting it has been planned to establish number of judges in each district (city) court, regional court and department of land books. According to suggestion of the Board of Justice, the Saeima has confirmed total number of judges: 315 judges for district (city) courts, 134 judges in regional courts and 80 judges in departments of land books.
11 February, 2011

On issues reviewed in the session of the Board of Justice on the 22nd of February

The Judicial Conference is postponed to autumn Latvian Judicial Conference, which had to be convoked in April, is postponed to autumn. The Board of Justice has adopted such decision due labour-saving considerations, so that it wouldn’t be necessary to organise one more conference, when the Saeima would make amendments to the law “On Judicial Power”, in relation to which it will be necessary to convoke judicial conference.
28 January, 2011

Issues reviewed in session of the Board of Justice on the 27th of January

The Board of Justice supports rights for a judge to keep the office, when standing in the Saeima’s elections. The judge should leave the office, only if s/he would be elected in the Saeima. The Legal Affairs Committee of the Saeima asked for opinion of the Board of Justice on amendments initiated to the law on elections of the Saeima, so this issue was reviewed in session of the Board of Justice on the 27th of January.
1 December, 2010

The Board of Justice doesn’t support including judges in united system of state salaries

The Board of Justice doesn’t support draft laws of amendments to the Law on Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Municipal Authorities, the law “On Judicial Power”, the Law on Prosecutor’s Office and the Law on the Constitutional Court prepared by the Cabinet of Ministers. Those provide inclusion of remuneration of judges into united system of state salaries. The Board of Justice believes that possibilities to execute judgment of the Constitutional Court of June 22, 2010, within existing system of judges’ salaries are not assessed enough, taking into account current economic situation in the country.