Today, on 5 May, the Saeima (Parliament) approved Dzintra Amerika as a judge of the Supreme Court, at the same time releasing her from the office of a judge of the Administrative regional court.  

Dzintra Amerika, when nominating her candidacy in the competition to the office of a judge of the Supreme Court, applied for the office of a judge of the Department of Administrative Cases. Since September 2015, she has discharged judicial duties during the vacancy of a judge in this department.

The judge has discharged judicial duties since 2005 – in the beginning, in the Administrative district court, but between 2010 and 2015 – in the Administrative regional court. Dzintra Amerika points out – the fact that she has worked in the administrative court almost since the dawn of administrative courts, allows her believing that she not only knows the case-law and feels peculiarities thereof, but also has provided certain contribution to development of this case-law.

Dzintra Amerika was born in 1973. In 2003, she acquired the degree of Master of Social Sciences in Law.

There have been ten judges in the Department of Administrative Cases.

 

Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211