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26 April, 2016

Report of the Court Administration on performance in 2015

In accordance with the law “On Judicial Power”, the Council for the Judiciary listened to annual report of the Court Administration on its performance. Edvins Balsevics, the Director of the Court Administration, informed about the most essential directions of work and results in 2015, and outlined the most important tasks of this year.
26 April, 2016

Issues related to career of judges

The Council for the Judiciary supported appointment of several Chairs of courts, their deputies and Chairs of a court house to the offices. The Council for the Judiciary supports that Zemgale regional court will be presided by Inguna Preisa, who has held this office since 2005, and her total length of service in judge’s office is 26 years, also in next five years.
26 April, 2016

Upon completion of the reform, number of judges of the Supreme Court will be reduced

The Council for the Judiciary will submit a proposal to the Saeima (Parliament) to determine that as from 1 January 2017 there are 36 judges in the Supreme Court, including the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, instead of previous 48 judges.
26 April, 2016

Latvian system of justice is assessed positively in the European Union

Annual summary by the European Commission on results in field of justice, EU Justice Scoreboard, which has been elaborated since 2013, in report of this year approves progress made by Latvia in work of justice system.
26 April, 2016

Amendments to the Civil Procedure Law to make work of the cassation instance efficient are supported

The Council for the Judiciary supported amendments to the Civil Procedure Law being currently advanced in the Saeima (Parliament), which are envisaged to increase the efficiency of cassation proceedings.
26 April, 2016

Assessment of professional activity of judges urges judges to improve themselves

Having completed the first evaluation of professional activity of all Latvia judges, which had been carried out for three years, the Judicial Qualification Committee concluded that, along with evaluation of professional activity, understanding among judges regarding their obligation of professional improvement and development has increased.
13 April, 2016

The latest report of the European Commission acknowledges positive assessment of efficiency of work of Latvian courts

The European Commission has published already the fourth report on rule of law in the European Union “Summary of European results in justice” (The 2016 EU Justice Scoreboard), which includes analysis of efficiency and independence of the system of justice in 28 Member States of the European Union. Summarised data about Latvia show positive trend regarding significant indicators of efficiency: length of proceedings, backlog of cases, and implementation of digital solutions in work of courts.