In relation to the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights in case of Calovskis, containing reproaches expressed to Latvia for placement of detainees in metal enclosure in a court room, the question of how to ensure security in court rooms not using these metal enclosures was updated. Discussion on this question was raised also at the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary. 

The Ministry of Justice will establish work group, which will search for solution of a problem. Judges, representative to the Cabinet of Ministers before international human rights organisations will be invited to participate in work of the work group, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Interior, as ensuring of security in court rooms is the task of this ministry.

The issue was reviewed at the sitting of the Council for the Judiciary on 29 September. 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

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