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Modernisation of courts in Latvia gains international recognition

Participants in a discussion during a video conference on strengthening the judicial system in Latvia
Mr Edvins Balševics, Director of the Court Administration of Latvia, and Mr Stéphane Leyenberger, Head of the Division for the independence and efficiency of justice and Secretary of the European Com-mission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), discuss further steps to strengthen the Latvian judicial sys-tem. © Court Administration of Latvia.

Latvia, Riga, 16/02/2016 - The Court Administration of Latvia held a video conference with the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) to discuss opportunities for the future development of the Latvian judicial system. The equipment used in this video conference was procured under the Swiss-Latvian ‘Modernisation of Courts’ project through which 308 court rooms were fitted out with sound recording devices and 94 video installations were set up in courts and prisons throughout Latvia. For the results of this project, the Court Administration has been nominated for the ‘2015 Crystal Scales of Justice Prize’, which promotes innovative and efficient practices for court organisation and the conduct of judicial proceedings.

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