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22 December, 2016

The Constitutional Court based on application by the Council for the Judiciary institutes proceedings in case of the remuneration system of judges

21 December, the Constitutional Court instituted proceedings in case of “Compliance of Article 4, section 9 and Article 61, section 1 of Law on Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Local Government Authorities with Articles 83 and 107 of the Satversme (Constitution of the Republic of Latvia”. 21.  The proceedings were initiated based on application by the Council for the Judiciary.
29 November, 2016

Judges of the Supreme Court will execute duties of Judges of Riga Regional Court

Council for the Judiciary assigned the judges of the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court, Ineta Ozola, Mara Katlapa, Dace Jansone and Arnis Dundurs to fulfill the duties of a judge in Riga Regional Court, starting from 1 January 2017.
29 November, 2016

Reorganization of City of Riga Zemgale Suburb Court and Kurzeme District Court

Having heard information of the Ministry of Justice, the Council for the Judiciary supports reorganization of Riga City Zemgale Suburb Court and Kurzeme District Court. The reorganization plan provides incorporation of Riga City Zemgale Suburb Court action territory in City of Riga Kurzeme District Court, thus possibly establishing a court with new name. Reorganization scheduled for 1 February of the following year.
29 November, 2016

Promotion of Janis Neimanis to position of the Judge of the Constitutional Court

The Council for the Judiciary supports promotion of the judge of Supreme Court of the Department of Administrative Cases, Janis Neimanis, to position of judge in the Constitutional Court. The Council for the Judiciary adopted the decision in sitting of 28 November.
25 November, 2016

Publication of the 2016 Report of CEPEJ on European Judicial Systems

6 October, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice(CEPEJ) publishes Report No 23 on judicial system in 45 European countries and one CEPEJ observer state (Israel). 2016 edition is created using 2014 data.
12 November, 2016

Meeting with the Representative of the Directorate-General of the European Commission on Current Events of the Judicial Council

In the framework of the annual visit of the European Semester on November 10, Ines Hartwig, the representative of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, met with Sandra Strence, member of the Judicial Council, and Dace Sulmane, advisor to the Judicial Council,in order to gain an insight into Latvia’s progress in strengthening the independence of the judiciary. Ines Hartwig found that in terms of the latest statistics of the EU Justice Scoreboard Latvia has achieved good performance characteristics, but special attention should be paid to independence issues.
1 November, 2016

Judges of Latvia Will Participate in the Survey for European Judges

Starting from November 1, the survey for judges which shall establish the opinion of judges regarding the aspects of independence of the judiciary and judges in their respective countries has been launched across Europe. This survey is carried out by the EuropeanNetwork of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ).
18 October, 2016

The Council for the Judiciary will submit an application to the Constitutional Court concerning the non-compliance of the remuneration system of judges and prosecutors with the Constitution

The Council for the Judiciary submit an application to the Constitutional Court  regarding the non-compliance of the remuneration system of State and local government officials and employees with the Constitution. The Council of Justice considers that there exists an imbalance in the joint salary system caused by repeated amendments in the Law On Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Local Government Authorities; and an assessment provided by the Constitutional Court will be a valid argument for alignment of remuneration system not only for judges and prosecutors, but also for the wider scope of public administration.
14 October, 2016

The Council for the Judiciary will decide on Compliance of Judge’s Remuneration with the Status of Judge

The Council for the Judiciary in the sitting taking place on Monday 17 October will discuss the proposal of the Association of Administrative Judgesof Latvia on submission of an application to the Constitutional Court on the non-compliance of the Section 4, paragraph 9 and Section 61, paragraph 1 (which states the monthly salary of judge) of the Law On Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Local Government Authorities with the Section 107 of Satversme (the Constitution) (that implies rights to receive adequate remuneration).
14 October, 2016

The Judicial Qualifications Committee has elected its Members

14 October, in the second round of elections the Judicial Qualifications Committee elected representatives of district (city) courts – Gunita Galina, the chair of Saldus District Court, and Kristine Zdanovska, judge of the City of Riga Vidzeme District Court.