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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).