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13 November, 2015

Report of Ivars Bickovics, the Chair of the Council for the Judiciary, presented at the Latvian Judges’ Conference on 13 November 2015

This is year of significant structural reforms in Latvian court system. For the first time in 20 years of history of restored Latvian court system a reform is launched, transferring Latvian court system to clear three-instance court system, and it was necessary to decide on further career of judges, inter alia, in relation to reorganisation of the Supreme Court and liquidation of court chambers. The second reform, which is not less important an historical, is the commenced reform related to concept of court houses.
10 November, 2015

The president of the State will address Latvian judges at the Conference

On Friday, 13 November, Latvian judges – judges of district and city courts, Land Registry Offices thereof, regional courts and the Supreme Court – will gather to annual Judges’ Conference.
6 November, 2015

The judge of Zemgale regional court Terjuhana is elected to the Judicial Qualification Committee

Marianna Terjuhana, the judge of Zemgale regional court, who currently discharges duties of a judge in the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court for the term of a vacancy of a judge, is elected to the Judicial Qualification Committee in the second round of electronic elections.
5 November, 2015

Judges elect representatives to the Council for the Judiciary and the Judicial Disciplinary Committee, the second round of elections of the Qualifications Committee will be organised

On Thursday, 5 November, Peteris Dzalbe, the Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court, and Valerijs Maksimovs, the judge of the department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court, were elected to the Judicial Disciplinary Committee in electronic elections, but Inguna Helmane, the judge of the Land Registry Office of Riga city Vidzeme suburb court, was elected to the Council for the Judiciary as the representative from among judges of Land Registry Offices.
2 November, 2015

The Committee for Improvement of Legal Environment meets the Chair of the Council for the Judiciary

After the meeting with the Committee for Improvement of Legal Environment, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, expresses his satisfaction that the committee founded by the President of the State has assessed importance of the Council for the Judiciary in representation of the judiciary, and the strengthening of role of the Council for the Judiciary is one of the first issues the committee works on.
27 October, 2015

Plan of reorganisation of Latgale district courts is approved

The Council for the Judiciary approved plan of reorganisation of Latgale district courts prepared by the Ministry of Justice, which envisages to administratively annex Ludza district court and Balvi district court and Land Registry offices included therein to Rezekne court; Preili district court and Kraslava district court, and the Land Registry office of Preili will, in turn, be annexed to Daugavpils court as from 1 February 2016.
27 October, 2015

Global Competitiveness Index is study on thoughts of businessmen rather than analysis of efficiency of courts

The World Economic Forum has published Global Competitiveness Report 2015–2016, in which Latvia holds the 44th place among 140 inspected world countries. Global Competitiveness Index provides information about strengths and weaknesses of economics of Latvia, and it also includes assessment of the system of justice and rule of law.
27 October, 2015

Vacant offices of judges are re-distributed from Latgale to Riga

Having assessed load of courts and number of cases, the Council for the Judiciary agreed to proposal of the Ministry of Justice to annex one judge’s office from Ludza district court, which has been vacant for a long period of time, and one vacant judge’s office from Kraslava district court to Riga city Latgale suburb court.
27 October, 2015

Representatives to institutions of judicial self-government will be elected on 5 November

The Council for the Judiciary decided to convene extramural Judges’ Conference to elect several members to institutions of judicial self-government in electronic elections.
27 October, 2015

It has been envisaged to involve former judges in resolving of consumer out-of-court disputes

Baiba Vitolina, the Director of the Consumer Rights Protection Centre, informed the Council for the Judiciary about the intention to involve former judges in work of the committee on resolving of consumer disputes.