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20 April, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary supports both candidates to the office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

In the sitting of 20 April, the Council for the Judiciary supported nomination of both candidates to the office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court – Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and Andris Gulans, the judge of the Department of Administrative Cases – to the office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for next five years.
16 April, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary will decide on candidates to the office of the Prosecutor General and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

On Monday, the agenda of the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary includes two important questions – coordination on candidate to the office of the Prosecutor General and expressing of opinion on candidates to the office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
14 April, 2015

The Council for the Judiciary does not agree with preservation or status of a judge of the Supreme Court to a judge, who was not transferred to the department

At the sitting of 13 April, the Council for the Judiciary, having reviewed legal regulations proposed by the Legal Affairs Committee of the Saeima (Parliament) regarding solution of career of judges, who were not transferred to respective department of the Supreme Court after liquidation of Chambers, did not agree with provision that judges, who were not transferred to departments, should be instructed to discharge judicial duties in another appellate instance court, preserving the status of a judge of the Supreme Court and diving an advantage to them to come back to the Supreme Court, if vacant office of a judge occurs in the department.
10 April, 2015

Compilation of court decisions in cases on claim collateral will be presented at the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary

On Monday, 13 April, summary on case-law in cases on claim collateral, which is prepared by the Division of Case-law of the Supreme Court, will be presented at the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary.
20 March, 2015

The Saeima is asked to increase number of judges of regional courts

The Council for the Judiciary asks the Saeima (Parliament) to increase number of judges of regional courts for three judges, envisaging that there are 140 judges in regional courts, inter alia, 22 judges – in the Administrative regional court.
20 March, 2015

The judge of Jurmala court is transferred to Riga district court

The Council of the Judiciary agreed to transfer the judge Ilze Freimane from Jurmala city court to Riga district court.
10 March, 2015

Number of judges in departments of the Supreme Court is re-distributed; issue regarding authority of the Disciplinary Court will be re-examined

In the sitting of 9 March, having heard information regarding decisions of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court by Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Council for the Judiciary decided to support them, namely, to re-distribute judges’ offices among departments of the Supreme Court, and to re-examine issue regarding expansion of authority of the Disciplinary Court.
10 March, 2015

Establishment of district court houses and changes in procedure of transfer of judges of chambers is supported

The Council for the Judiciary supports amendments to the law “On Judicial Power” advanced for the third reading to the Saeima (Parliament) under expedited procedure. Amendments would develop legal basis for reorganisation of district (city) courts, merging several courts and establishing court houses. Amendments to the law stipulate procedure of termination of authority of the Char and deputy Chair of reorganised court, and procedure of transfer of a judge in case of reorganisation of courts.
10 March, 2015

Issue on inequality of judges’ wages to state administration is updated

The Council for the Judiciary updated issue on imperfections in unified system of wags in state administration and asks the legislator and the executive power to eliminate disproportionate difference between wages of lawyers employed in executive branch and judges. Judges’ wages, which are considered to be equivalent, currently may be even 50 per cent less than wages in executive branch.
2 March, 2015

Arturs Freibers is elected to the Judicial Qualification Committee

Arturs Freibergs, he judge of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court, was elected to the office of a member of the Judicial Qualification Committee in extramural Judges’ Conference held on 2 March.