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23 October, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary will assess plan or reorganisation of Latgale district courts and will decide on elections to the institutions of judicial self-government

On Monday, 26 October, the Council for the Judiciary will review an issue concerning reorganisation of courts located in Latgale court region. Plan of reorganisation, which is prepared by the Ministry of Justice, envisages administrative annexation of 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.
9 October, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary supports candidature of Rezevska to the office of a judge of the Constitutional court

The Council for the Judiciary supports candidature of Dr. iur. Daiga Rezevska, the professor at the Department of Theory and History of Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia for the office of a judge of the Constitutional Court.
9 October, 2015

New judge starts work in Dobele district court

The Council for the Judiciary stated that Nora Pakule will discharge judicial duties in Dobele district court.
29 September, 2015

Transfer of judges in administrative courts and Riga district court

In the sitting of 28 September, the Council for the Judiciary instructed the new judge Agris Dreimanis to discharge judicial duties in Riga court house of the Administrative district court. He was appointed to the office of a judge of a district (city) court by the decision of the Saeima (Parliament) of 3 September.
29 September, 2015

Amendments to the Law on Disciplinary Liability of Judges are supported

The Council for the Judiciary supported prepared amendments to the Law on Disciplinary Liability of Judges, which envisage that the Judicial Disciplinary Committee will include one of Chairs of departments of the Supreme Court instead of the deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and he or she will also hold the office of the Chair of the Judicial Disciplinary Committee.
29 September, 2015

Agenda of the Judges’ Conference has been planned

The Council for the Judiciary outlined topical issues to be included in agenda of the Latvian Judges’ Conference of 13 November. Upon invitation of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the President of the State Raimonds Vejonis confirmed his possible participation in the Conference.
29 September, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary: remuneration of employees of courts is insufficient

When reviewing an issue regarding budget request of regional courts and district (city) courts, and the Supreme Court, for 2016, the Council for the Judiciary voices alarm about the fact that the budget of the next year does not envisage increase of remuneration of employees of courts.
24 September, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary will consider courts’ budget request for 2016

On Monday, September 28, The Council for the Judiciary will consider budget request of regional courts and district (city) courts prepared by the Ministry of Justice, and budget request of the Supreme Court prepared by the Supreme Court, for 2016. The Law on Budget and Financial Management envisages that the Cabinet of Ministers, when reviewing annual draft law on budget, hears the opinion of the Council for the Judiciary.
1 September, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary approves priorities of training of employees working in a court system

Judicial trainings in the Academy of European Law and in-house training in international institutions – these are few of training directions to be financed from the European Social Fund to judges and prosecutors.
1 September, 2015

Discussion on abolishment of immunity of judges and prosecutors in cases on administrative violations will be continued

The Council for the Judiciary hasn’t decided, whether immunity of judges and prosecutors in cases on administrative violations should be abolished and they should be held liable under general procedure, because opinions on this issue were conceptually different in working groups and judges’ surveys; moreover, the Council for the Judiciary has not discussed this issue previously as well. The Council for the Judiciary considers it useful to discuss this issue at Latvian Judges’ Conference to be held in November.