Access to Justice for Business and Inclusive Growth in Latvia

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Like many OECD countries, Latvia is taking an innovative, user-centred approach to improving legal and justice services by strengthening the judicial sector and law enforcement authorities This report reviews the commercial, legal and regulatory framework in Latvia, highlighting its impact on businesses and its suitability for different forms of commercial activity. It analyses business’ legal and justice needs, and evaluates the accessibility and responsiveness of public services for business, including dispute resolution mechanisms. Finally, the report provides recommendations to help Latvia better tailor justice services to the needs of business and thus support more inclusive growth.



Executive summary

In July 2016, Latvia became OECD’s 35th member country. It is one of the fastest-growing economies in Europe and offers an attractive business environment. While citizen satisfaction with public services in Latvia currently lies below the OECD average, trust in government and justice services has increased at a pace above the OECD average. This provides the momentum for taking stock and reflecting on opportunities to further strengthen access to justice so as to foster inclusive growth and a positive business climate.


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