To ensure reform of the Supreme Court stipulated in the law “On Judicial Power”, which envisages liquidation of court Chambers,   the Council for the Judiciary will ask the Saeima (Parliament) to increase number of judges in regional courts for three offices. Posts are necessary for judges of the Chamber of Criminal Cases, who will not be appointed to the office of a judge of a department of the Supreme Court until 31 December.

The Council for the Judiciary also approved procedure, how a proposal on transfer of a judge of a Chamber of the Supreme Court to work to other court, if a judge will not be appointed to the office of a judge of a Department of the Supreme Court until termination of operation of a court chamber, will be prepared and reviewed. In accordance with the Transitional Provisions of the law “On Judicial Power” the Saeima decides on transfer of a judge upon motivated proposal of the Council for the Judiciary. 

Decision was adopted by the Council for the Judiciary in the sitting of 24 November. See information on all issues reviewed in the sitting here

 

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