LatviaCEPEJ Member: Aija BRANTA

Justice of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court
36 Brivibas boulevard
LV-RIGA 1511
+371 67020350, +371 67020351, Aija.Branta [at] at.gov.lv

Latvia - European Cyberjustice Network members (ECN)

Voldemars Kizino    
Head of IT Division, Information Systems and Technology Department of the Court Administration of Latvia    
Agnija Karlsone-Djomkina    
Head of Division for International cooperation and analytics                 
 Voldemars.Kizino [at] ta / Agnija.Karlsone-Djomkina [at] ta.gov.lv


National Correspondent

Agnija KARLSONE-DJOMKINA
Project Managment and International Cooperation Divison
The Court Administration
Antonijas street 6
Riga, LV-1010
+371 26458289
 [email protected]


Pilot Court

Kurzeme Regional Court
Ms Silva REINHOLDE
President
Kurmajas Prospekets 2/4/6, 3401 LIEPAJA
silva.reinholde [at] tiesas.lv
Riga city Pardaugava Court
Ms Adrija BULINA
President
Daugavgrivas street 58, Riga, LV-1007
Adrija.Bulina [at] tiesas.lv


Evaluation Exercise


Links to relevant Institutions


Resources


Recent developments in the judicial field

  • CEPEJ Programme "Evaluation of the Latvia judicial system" (2017)
  • Peer’s evaluation of the Latvian system for judicial statistics (14-15 November 2013)
  • Recent developments in latvia since June 2013
    On September 2013 amendments to the law "On Judicial Power" came into force, adding a new section to the law "On the management of the lenght of proceedings in court". Law stipulates that the Chief judge of the court, prior to the begining of each calendar year, in cooperation with the judges of the court plans and defines the objectives of the court’s activities regarding the average time of hearing cases in court (the standart for hearing) and supervises the actual terms of hearing.
    Law also stipulates that chief judge has the authority to verify the compliance with the procedural terms in the cases in the adjudication by a judge, to give orders to a judge in connection with the organisation of a judge’s work. If a judge, without reasonable grounds, fails to perform necessary procedural actions to ensure that a case is heard within reasonable time, as well as in cases, if the term planned by the judge does not ensure hearing of the case within reasonable time, the chief judge may: (1) impose an appropriate term upon the judge, within which, considering the circumstances of the case, the respective procedural action must be performed; (2) re-allocate cases to judges in accordance with case allocation plan.
    To promote uniform practice in aplying the aforementioned amendments to the Law, the Ministry of Jutice has elaborated metodological material for chief judges of courts – Guidelines for setting standart lenght of proceedings. The Guidelines was elaborated, taking into consideration SATURN Guidelines for Judicial Time Management as well as the study conducted by the European Network of Councils of the Judiciary „Judicial Reform in Europe – Part II. 2012-2013”.

European Day of Civil Justice

  • Traditionally, as every year, first year students of legal programmes of the higher educational institutes, teachers and group of schoolchildren come to guided tours to the Supreme Court. During those visits they were introduced of the work of court system, with the duties of judges and court staff, as well as with the work of communication and IT specialists. They have been provided an opportunity to get acquainted with the museum of the Supreme Court, to walk over the Palace of Justice and to see how cases have been herd.

Satisfaction surveys


Organisational chart of the system of justice

Translation of CEPEJ documents

 Calendar and agendas of the forthcoming meetings 

 Activity programme

 Working groups

 Documentation

 Events

 Meeting reports

 CEPEJ was talked about