Performance of the Prosecution Services in Latvia

A Comparative Study

Latvia has embarked on an ambitious agenda to tackle the challenges posed by complex types of criminality to public prosecution services, with particular emphasis on economic and financial crimes. This report carries out a benchmark analysis of Latvia’s prosecution practices along with those in ten OECD member countries, international good practices and the experience of globally renowned prosecution experts. It takes stock of the good practices implemented in the prosecution to date, and examines the importance of a broad range of policy aspects that can drive better performance. These include strategic management tools, the use of data and strengthening co-operation across the whole of the justice chain. Finally, it formulates policy recommendations to support Latvia in strengthening the performance of its prosecution services.

Available from January 11, 2021


Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Latvia’s prosecution system: Opportunities and challenges
Overview of the Prosecution System in Latvia
Roles and responsibilities in investigating and prosecuting crimes in Latvia
Towards excellence in the Latvian prosecution system
Focus on people: Towards improved performance of Latvian prosecutors
Strengthening integrity policies and culture within the prosecution service of Latvia 
Annexes3 chapters available
Considerations in the assessment of prosecutorial services
Selected data on Latvia Prosecutor’s Office criminal proceedings
Benchmarking Review of Selected National Country Systems
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