Performance of the Prosecution Services in Latvia

A Comparative Study

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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.


Strengthening integrity policies and culture within the prosecution service of Latvia 

This chapter assesses the integrity system of the Latvian prosecution service in light of leading international standards and, in particular, the analytical framework of the OECD Recommendation on Public Integrity that provides countries and public entities with a strategy to develop a comprehensive and coherent public integrity system. It focuses on the institutional responsibilities of the Latvian prosecution services in the area of integrity, including policies to create and promote a culture of public integrity as well as accountability mechanisms for the implementation of integrity standards.


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