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13 December, 2017

The Council for the Judiciary participates in two projects of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary

In 2017-2018, the Council for the Judiciary of Latvia participates in two projects of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ). Dace Sulmane, Adviser to the Secretariat of the Council for the Judiciary, participates in the project "Independence and Accountability", while Solvita Harbacevica, Head of the Secretariat of the Council for the Judiciary, participates in the project "Public Confidence and the Image of Justice".
12 December, 2017

European Network of Councils for the Judiciary is concerned about the situation of judicial system of Poland

On 5 December, the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) published a critical opinion on the planned amendments to the law on the National Judicial Council of Poland.
5 December, 2017

Council of Sworn Notaries will be represented by Janis Skrastins in the Council for the Judiciary

The Latvian Council of Sworn Notaries will be represented by Janis Skrastins in the Council for the Judiciary. He was elected during the General Meeting of Sworn Notaries as Chair of the Council for the next three years.
28 November, 2017

The Council for the Judiciary supports the integration of Land Registry Office judges in district (city) courts

The Council for the Judiciary conceptually supported the planned reform by the Ministry of Justice on the integration of the Land Registry Office judges in district (city) courts. It is planned that Land Registry Offices as separate structural units of district (city) courts will cease to exist on 1 January 2019.
28 November, 2017

The Council for the Judiciary does not change opinion on the abolition of the limitation on the number of terms of office of chairs of district (city) courts and regional courts

Candidates for the office of the chairs of courts have to be eligible for this position, but it is not that they always have to be other people – with such a motivation the Council for the Judiciary has already repeatedly supported the amendments to the Law "On Judicial Power" that would remove the restriction for one and the same person to serve as chair of the district (city) or regional court more than two terms in a row.
28 November, 2017

Ministry of Justice presents new project for procedure of selection and training of judges

The selection procedure for judges and the training of new judges presented to the Council for the Judiciary is fundamentally different from the current procedure for selection, traineeship and qualification examination for judges nominated for the first time.
24 November, 2017

Agenda of the Council for the Judiciary – integration of judges of Land Registry Offices in district (city) courts and new procedure for selection of judges

On Monday, November 27, at the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary, Ministry of Justice will provide an information about the plan of integration of judges of Land Registry Offices into the district (city) courts. It is planned that the integration will begin in 2019. As Land Registry Offices cease to exist as a structural units of district (city) courts, the competence of judges of Land Registry Offices will be increased regarding the examination of civil cases in connection with legal evidence in a case.
13 November, 2017

Issues related to career of judges

By the decision of the Saeima of 12 October 2017 the Council for the Judiciary appointed Dainis Locs, judge of Land Registry Office of a district (city) court, to fulfill the duties of a judge of the Land Registry Office of Riga City Vidzeme District Court.
13 November, 2017

Judge Zigmunds Dundurs is elected to the Council for the Judiciary

On Saturday, November 10, Zigmunds Dundurs, judge of Riga City Vidzeme District Court, was elected as a representative of district (city) courts in the Council for the Judiciary by means of electronic voting.
3 November, 2017

The conference emphasizes three aspects of judicial independence: external independence, independence of the system and judge's independence

The central axis of the concept of the independence of a judge is a judge as personality – as emphasized by Ivars Bickovics, Chair of the Councilf for the Judiciary and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, on Friday, November 3, at the Latvian Judges’ Conference.