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22 December, 2015

Bickovics: this year brought changes in justice

“This was a year of significant structural reforms in Latvian court system,” told Ivars Bickovics, the Chair of the Council for the Judiciary, in the material published in the newspaper “Dienas bizness” (“Daily Business”) on 21 December.
22 December, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary listens to information of the Minister of Justice on accomplishments in the system of justice

Upon initiative of Dzintars Rasnacs, the Minister of Justice, the Council for the Judiciary listened to his information on accomplishments in the system of justice, when working in the government of the Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma. The Minister of Justice wants to implement the tradition that along with announcement of the Prime Minister on resignation, each minister provides a report to the highest state officials on his or her performance during his or her term of office.
22 December, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary conceptually agrees to disclosure of names of judges subjected to disciplinary liability

The Council for the Judiciary believes that, when publishing final decision adopted in disciplinary cases of judges, it is possible to disclose the name of a judge the examined case is related to. However, the issue concerning protection of other data included in the decision in the disciplinary case, for example, particular court cases, secret of deliberation of court, identity of third parties, sensitive data of a judge, etc.
22 December, 2015

Issues related to number of judges and judicial career

To equalize load of judges among Land Registry Offices, the Council for the Judiciary decided to transfer one office of a judge from the Land Registry Office of Riga district court to the Land Registry Office of Riga city Vidzeme suburb court, as from 1 January 2016.
17 December, 2015

Committee for improvement of legal environment established by the President of the State will participate in the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary

On Monday, 21 December, the Committee for improvement of legal environment established by the President of the State will participate in the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary to get familiarised with topicalities of work of the Council for the Judiciary. One of first issues of activity of the Committee is strengthening of role and capacity of the Council for the Judiciary.
15 December, 2015

Communication experience of Latvian courts is shared at the international conference

On Wednesday, 16 December, Dzintra Balta, the deputy Chair of the Judicial Ethics’ Committee and the deputy Chair of Riga regional court, reports on communication experience of Latvian courts at the international conference held in Vilnius.
3 December, 2015

Number of judges in the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court is increased

To ensure efficient and rational utilization of resources of the Supreme Court, the Council for the Judiciary, upon proposal of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, redistributed number of judges in structural units of the court – it increased number of judges in the Department of Administrative Cases for one judge, decreasing number of judges in the Chamber of Civil Cases.
3 December, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary decides on issues related to judicial career; determination of a court, transfer and substitution for a judge

Four new judges in the courts of the first instance. The Council for the Judiciary determined courts, where four new judges, who were confirmed to the office of a judge by the Saeima (Parliament) on 22 October, will discharge judicial duties.
27 November, 2015

Representative of the European Commission Directorate-General listens to information of the Council for the Judiciary

When preparing the report of the European Commission about Latvia, the Directorate-General of the Commission considered it necessary to hear the opinion of the Council for the Judiciary on aspects concerning independence of judiciary.
16 November, 2015

Importance of court communication is updated at judges’ conference

Justice carried out by a court must be seen, - Ivars Bickovics, the Chair of the Council for the Judiciary, pointed out at Latvian Judges’ Conference, stressing that communication must be element of daily work of courts.