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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU‘A few hours after the approval of the new government in the country, Jāņis Bordāns’ initiatives were deleted from the website of Justice Ministry. These plans were left for the new Justice Minister Baiba Broka to continue his work. It seems taking down these plans was the new minister’s first order,’ – as members of the Democratic patriots write on their website.

The former Justice Minister’s message was also republished ‘for the continuation of reforms’!

In order to increase and strengthen society’s belief in justice, former Justice Minister urges Baiba Broka to continue developing the following priorities:

1.Increase the role of Court Chairmen in the monitoring of court processes and development of judges’ professional ethics.

2.Introduction of the Courthouse concept to courts of general jurisdiction January 1, 2015.

3.Defence of the arbitration tribunal bill in the Saeima, and its gradual introduction in court practice.

4.Introduction of a new insolvency administrators and managers system.

5.Review of Justice Ministry’s current anti-raiderism measures.

6.Continue cooperation with Culture Ministry in regard to taking the authority over copyright matters by Justice Ministry.

7.Active cooperation with Prosecutor General’s office of the Republic of Latvia in order to prevent attempts to carry out insolvency processes in an unfair way and to provide better protection to victims.

8.Implementation of a prison infrastructure development concept.

9.Development of orthographical rules for Latgalian language.

10.Continuous research into the calculation of losses caused by the Soviet occupation.

11.Organisation of commemorative events for European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism.

12.Develop amendments to the Criminal Law in order to introduce criminal responsibility for denying the fact of Latvia’s occupation.

13.Continue to develop and defend changes to regulations that would provide responsibility for ‘hate speeches’.

14.Develop and defend amendments to the Labour Law in order to prohibit employers to request knowledge of foreign languages without a clear reason.

Riga, January 22, 2014.

Justice Minister Jāņis Bordāns

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