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5 July, 2019

Five deputy-chairs of courts and a chair of a courthouse are appointed

On 5 July, the Council for the Judiciary appointed Sanita Kanenberga to the position of deputy-chair of the Administrative Regional Court. Judge Sanita Kanenberga already previously served as deputy-chair of the Administrative Regional Court.
1 July, 2019

Chairs of Riga Regional Court and of two district courts are appointed

Riga Regional Court will continue to be chaired for the next five years by the current chair Daiga Vilsone, as decided by the Council for the Judiciary on July 1. After reviewing the evaluation drawn up by the selection board and having heard all three candidates, the Council for the Judiciary decided on the re-appointment of Daiga Vilsone.
1 July, 2019

Drafting of amendments to the Law on Judges' Retirement Pensions is approved

The request to submit an application to the Constitutional Court about problems in calculating the retirement pension for judges has been referred to the Council for the Judiciary by a judge of Riga Regional Court, whose retirement pension is calculated without including the time period worked as a lawyer, as it is less than ten years. The Ministry of Justice, after conducting a study on this issue on behalf of the Council for the Judiciary, has concluded that the problem identified by the judge exists, and therefore the Ministry proposes to move forward amendments to the Law on Judges' Retirement Pensions thus deleting the reference of the ten-year term.