On July 3-4, Aija Branta, the judge of the Chamber of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court, participates in the 23rd Plenary Session of the Council of Europe’s Commission for the Efficiency of Justice – CEPEJ, which is held in Baku, Azerbaijan.   

In CEPEJ session, representatives from more than 40 countries will discuss and approve Report of activities of the Committee in 2013, and will in detail analyse report on the assessment of judicial systems of Europe, which has been prepared by the Commission annually. Study, which is being prepared in cooperation with national state institutions, informs about situation in judicial systems of European countries and points out imperfections and necessary reforms to promote improvement of efficiency of justice.  

The Council of Europe’s Commission for the Efficiency of Justice will also discuss cooperation between CEPEJ and other institutions of the Council of Europe – the Consultative Council of European Judges, the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors, European Commission for Judicial Cooperation, etc.

The agenda also includes discussions on the European Day of Justice, which is celebrated on October 25, and other issues.  

Aija Branta has been the representative of Latvia in the Council of Europe’s Commission for the Efficiency of Justice, which was established in 2002 by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. 47 countries have been represented in the Council of Europe’s Commission for the Efficiency of Justice.

 

Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211