2 November, 2007
The conference of judges on November 2 extended the composition of the Disciplinary Panel of Judges by a representative from judges of land register. Voting for two candidates, more votes were in favour for the Chief of the Rēzekne Department of the Land Register Gunārs Siliņš, and he was elected to the Disciplinary Panel substituting Andris Ozols. Ozols has reached the maximum age limit for judges and has left the position.
The Disciplinary Panel of Judges is a self-government institution of judges the members of which, excluding the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, are elected by the conference of judges by secret ballot. The Disciplinary Panel reviews disciplinary cases regarding disciplinary and administrative violations of judges of district (town) courts, land register departments, judges of regional courts and the Supreme Court, giving their opinion on dismissal from position of a chairman or deputy chairman of a district (town) court and a regional court.
The Disciplinary Panel of Judges is composed of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, his deputy, three judges of the Supreme Court, two chairmen of the regional courts, two chairmen of the district (town) courts, and two chiefs of the land register departments.
Information prepared by Division of Communications of the Supreme Court
Author: Rasma Zvejniece, Manager of the Division of Communications of the Supreme Court
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