Bordāns substantiates to the Minister of Justice of Denmark the need to extradite K.Misāne to Latvia19.02.2020 On Wednesday, 19 February, Jānis Bordāns, the Minister of Justice, sent a letter to Nick Hækkerup, the Minister of Justice of Denmark, and Jan Reckendorff, the Prosecutor General of Denmark, emphasizing the need to extradite Kristīne Misāne to Latvia, in order the competent law enforcement authorities could perform investigation about the possible criminal offences, committed in the Republic of South Africa.
19.02.2020 On Wednesday, 19 February, the Minister of Justice Jānis Bordāns participated in the formal ceremony, during which three new judges - Līga Ašitoka, Edīte Turkopule and Silvija Kuškina - gave an oath to the President of the State Egils Levits.
18.02.2020 On Tuesday, 18 February, the government supported the draft Cabinet Regulation “Regulations Regarding Cadastral Assessment”, prepared by the Ministry of Justice, which will provide more fair calculation of cadastral values for immovable properties, starting as of 2021. At the same time, amendments to the procedure for determination of purposes of the immovable property and regulations on cadastral measurement of structures in relation to methodology for determination of depreciation of structures were supported.
Possibilities for legal protection of persons in the civil cases for settlement of disputes will be strengthened18.02.2020 On Tuesday, 18 February, the Cabinet of Ministers supported the amendments to the Civil Procedure Law, developed by the Ministry of Justice, which will further on provide a possibility for persons in all civil disputes to receive the necessary temporary protection until final settlement of the case by a court. The purpose of the temporary protection is to prevent possible harm, not to permit any new infringement of rights, significant increase or recurrence thereof, to determine temporary settlement of disputable relations in order to eliminate possible adverse consequences.
The Cabinet has approved Inga Kačevska, Eva Kalniņa, Mārtiņš Paparinskis and Ziedonis Ūdris as the representatives of Latvia to the Panel of Conciliators and Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes18.02.2020 On the basis of the Cabinet order No. 56 of 14 February 2020, the Cabinet has approved Inga Kačevska, Eva Kalniņa, Mārtiņš Paparinskis and Ziedonis Ūdris as the representatives of Latvia to the Panel of Conciliators and Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
MoJ initiates to cancel the IPT for primary dwellings of inhabitants with cadastral value up to 100,000 euros in 202217.02.2020 On Monday, 17 February, during the meeting of the Subcommittee on Taxation of the Saeima the issue about the immovable property tax was reviewed. During the meeting Aldis Bukšs, the head of the Office of the Minister of Justice, informed about the draft laws developed by the ministry, providing for cancellation or significant reduction of the immovable property tax for primary dwellings of natural persons (a dwelling, owned by a person, where the person is declared).
Bordāns: contribution of the Prosecutor’s Office of Latvia to the work of EPPO will be one of the challenges for the next prosecutor general13.02.2020 On Thursday, 13 February, Laura Codruţa Kövesi, the European chief prosecutor, visited Latvia, pursuant to the invitation of the Minister of Justice Jānis Bordāns. She is the first one, who holds this responsible office. European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) should commence its work in November 2020.
Bordāns: involvement of judges will facilitate precise identification and prevention of circumstances for delay of the duration of the court proceedings10.02.2020 On Monday, 10 February, the Judicial Council unanimously supported the invitation to the Supreme Court to assess the factors delaying the duration of court proceedings and to prepare recommendations for elimination thereof.
06.02.2020 On Thursday, 6 February, during the final reading the Saeima supported the new law “Trade Marks Law”, developed by the Ministry of Justice, the purpose of which is to ensure legal protection for the right to a trade mark, certification mark and indications of geographical origin. The new law regulates legal relations in the area of registration of trade marks, as well as use and protection of trade marks and indications of geographic origin.