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11 September, 2018

Judge Adrija Kasakovska is elected to the Judicial Ethics Commission

Adrija Kasakovska, judge of Zemgale District Court, was elected as a member of the Judicial Ethics Commission for a term of four years. She was nominated by district (city) court judges for this office.
8 September, 2018

Conference looks back at the centenary of the judicial system and highlights the role of a judge in the future

This year's Latvian Judges’ Conference which took place on September 7 was devoted to the centennial of the Latvian judicial system and its prospects. The Conference was attended by representatives of the Supreme Courts from countries that also celebrate their centenary – Lithuania, Estonia, Finland and Poland.
28 August, 2018

The Court Administration speaks about the achievements and challenges

At the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary, the Court Administration gave an overview of the results of performance 2017 and the most significant this year’s challenges.
28 August, 2018

The Council for the Judiciary supports the priority measures of courts

The Council for the Judiciary evaluated and supported the priority measures for the land register offices, district (city) courts and regional courts submitted by the Ministry of Justice, the priority interdisciplinary measures of the Ministry of Justice and the priority measures announced by the Supreme Court for 2019-2021.
27 August, 2018

The Council for the Judiciary publishes the report on the assessment of insolvency proceedings

The Council for the Judiciary will send the report of the expert commission on the assessment of insolvency proceedings and legal protection proceedings taken place during the period from 2008 to 2014 to the Prosecutor’s General Office, with particular reference to cases in which experts identified possibly unlawful judgments. The report for further action will also be sent to the Judicial Qualifications Committee and other judicial self-governing bodies as well as to chairs of the courts.
23 August, 2018

The Council for the Judiciary will inform about the evaluation of insolvency proceedings and further action

On August 27 at 15.00, the Council for the Judiciary will hold a press conference to inform about the evaluation of insolvency and legal protection proceedings taken place between 2008 and 2014 and further action.
4 July, 2018

Statement by the Executive Board of the ENCJ on the situation in Poland

The Executive Board of the ENCJ offers its wholehearted support for the judges in Poland in these difficult times.
26 June, 2018

On the issues viewed and decisions taken at the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary on June 25

On June 25, Anita Zikmane, the Head of the Division of Case-law and Research of the Supreme Court, informed about the implementation of the Council for the Judiciary’s decision of February 5, 2018, analyzing the cases of insolvency and legal protection, in which the Supreme Court satisfied the protests submitted from 2008 to 2014. An in-depth analysis was initially carried out in 30 cases, adding up to 10 more cases during the work process. At present, with the involvement of experts from the field of justice, there are rulings in 118 cases, corresponding to ¾ of the planned volume of work. Experts continue to work on problem analysis and the formulation of systematic conclusions. Although it cannot be excluded that expert opinions may differ on some issues, the Council for the Judiciary invited experts to find the opportunity to complete the work by the end of August, so that the conclusions could be heard at the next sitting of the Council.
1 June, 2018

The European Commission's 2018 Report on the Rule of Law in the European Union is published

On May 28, the European Commission published the 2018 EU Justice Scoreboard, which analyzes and compares the effectiveness, quality and independence of the judicial systems in the EU Member States. The 28 EU Member States took part in the preparation of the report, providing both statistics and describing the situation regarding various legal issues.
30 May, 2018

European Network of Councils for the Judiciary focuses on the management of change in the judiciary

Chair of the Council for the Judiciary Ivars Bickovics and the Head of the Secretariat of the Council for the Judiciary Solvita Harbacevica take part in the General Assembly of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ), which is taking place this week in Lisbon. The theme of this year's General Assembly is "Leading Positive Change".