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22 March, 2016

Guidelines for management of terms of adjudication of cases in courts will be improved

In accordance with recommendations given by the Council’s of Europe Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) and amendments to the law “On Judicial Power”, the condition of implementation of standard of terms of adjudication of cases in courts has been implemented since 2014. Chairs of courts must plan and annually determine work goals regarding the average terms of adjudication of cases in the court and observe actual execution of these terms. The Council for the Judiciary, in its turn, in accordance with the law, has approved Guidelines for determination of standard of terms of adjudication of cases in courts.
22 March, 2016

The Council for the Judiciary points out necessity to make procedure of appeal in disciplinary cases more efficient

The Council for the Judiciary does not support a proposal regarding reorganisation of the Disciplinary Court as a single appellate instance to review disciplinary cases of all persons belonging to the court system, but it considers as possible to improve existing procedure of appeal in disciplinary cases and to make it more efficient.
22 March, 2016

Issues related to judicial career: deputy Chair of the regional court is appointed; four judges have been transferred

The Council for the Judiciary appointed Alla Silova, the judge of Latgale regional court, to the office of the Chair of Judicial Panel of Civil Cases and, at the same time, the deputy Chair of this court, for the term of five years.
22 March, 2016

The plan of elections of the Judicial Ethics’ Committee and managers of Judges’ Conference are confirmed

The Judges’ Conference of this year, to be held on 13 May, will be dedicated to issues related to judicial ethics, because the composition of the Judicial Ethics’ Committee, which has worked since the establishment of the Committee in 2008, must be re-elected. In accordance with the law “On Judicial Power”, a member of the Judicial Ethics’ Committee is elected for the term of four years and not more than for two consecutive terms.
8 March, 2016

Issues related to judicial career: determination of the court, and instruction to discharge duties during the vacancy

The Council for the Judiciary determined the Land Registry Office of Talsi district court as a court, where the judge Baiba Volfa-Riekstina, who was appointed to the office of a judge of a district (city) court by a decision of the Saeima (Parliament) of 18 February, will discharge judicial duties.