COURT SYSTEM OF LATVIA AS OF THE NEXT STATE PRESIDING IN THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IS PRESENTED
11 December, 2014
On 11 and 12 December, Aija Branta, the judge of the Chamber of Criminal Cases, as representative of the state of following presidency in the Council of the European Union reads report on topical issues of Latvian court system at the Plenary Session of the Council of Europe’s Commission for the Efficiency of Justice held in Strasbourg.
At the 24th Plenary Session, representatives of the Council of Europe’s Commission for the Efficiency of Justice – CEPEJ – will discuss report on assessment of European systems of justice of 2014 prepared by the Commission. Research, which has been prepared in cooperation with national public institutions, informs of situation in European judicial systems and points out imperfections and necessary reforms to promote improvement of efficiency of the system of justice.
Agenda of the Plenary Session also includes issues related to organisation of work of courts, like accessibility of court premises, on the role of technical experts in judicial proceedings, and on judicial time management.
New President of the Commission will also be elected at the Plenary Session of the CEPEJ.
On 10 December, before the Plenary Session of the CEPEJ, national representatives participated in the Global Forum on Enforcement organised by the Secretariat of the Council of Europe in cooperation with the International Union of Judicial Officers.
Aija Branta is Latvian representative to the Council of Europe’s Commission for the Efficiency of Justice established in 2002 by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. 47 European countries are 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
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