The Council for the Judiciary will submit a proposal to the Saeima (Parliament) to determine that as from 1 January 2017 there are 36 judges in the Supreme Court, including the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, instead of previous 48 judges. 

The reduction is related to the fact that the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court shall cease to exist on 31 December 2016, and the Supreme Court will be only cassation instance in future.  

The Council for the Judiciary determined the number of judges in each department of the Supreme Court after 1 January – there will be 17 judges in the Department of Civil Cases, 8 judges in the Department of Criminal Cases and 10 judges in the Department of Administrative Cases.

The Council for the Judiciary reviewed an issue in the sitting of 25 April. See information about all issues reviewed at 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