On Friday, April 22, the Judicial Council adopted the decision to reorganize city courts in Riga, namely Riga City Pārdaugava Court and Riga City Latgale District Court, as from August 1, 2022, by merging them with Riga City Vidzeme District Court, as well as changing the name of the court to Riga City Court.

As a result of the reorganization of courts, the workload of judges and the length of proceedings throughout the city of Riga will be balanced, as it is currently affected by the area of activity of each court, the volume and specifics of cases received.

The Judicial Council emphasizes that, as a result of the reorganization, access to justice for citizens will not be affected and courts will be available at their current locations, as well as citizens will be able to submit documents to any of the current court addresses.

The reorganization of Riga's courts is a continuation of the territorial reform of courts launched in 2015. The court reorganization plan has been developed in co-operation between the Ministry of Justice and the Judicial Council Working Group on Strengthening the Efficiency of Courts.


Lana Mauliņa, Adviser to the Secretariat of the Judicial Council on communication matters

E-mail: Lana.Maulina@at.gov.lv, telephone: +371 67020711