In future the Plenary Session shall not decide on the appointment of Supreme Court judges in structural units
4 April, 2008
The amendments to the law “On Judicial Power” adopted on April 3 state the procedure under which the judges and senators in the Supreme Court are appointed in specific court chambers or the departments of the Senate.
If the Saeima (Parliament) has confirmed a new judge of the Supreme Court, then the structural unit in which the judge will hold his/her position will be determined by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by his/her order.
If upon a suggestion of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court a judge of a court chamber with the approval of the Judicial Qualification Panel is appointed to the position of a senator of the Supreme Court, the judge is appointed to the position of a senator by the joint session of senators of the respective department of the Senate in which the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court participates with voting rights. A senator from another department of the Senate may by appointed to the position of a senator of a department by a decision of its joint session under the same procedure.
Until now, judges of the Supreme Court were appointed to the positions in specific structural units under the decision of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court.
Information prepared by
Head of the Division of Communications of the Supreme Court Rasma Zvejniece
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