On 8 April, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg will hear the case “Avotins v. Latvia”. Jautrite Briede, the judge of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court, will discharge duties of ad hoc judge in this case.  

Ad hocjudge participates in examination of a case in the European Court of Human Rights in cases, when permanent judge from the Contracting State is unable to participate in examination of the case. In accordance with the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the ad hoc judge is selected by the President of the European Court of Human Rights from list submitted in advance by the respective Contracting State.

On 25 February 2014, the European Court of Human Rights passed the judgement, dismissing the applicant’s claim on violation of right to the fair trial. After appeal against the decision of the Court Chamber, further examination of the case was transferred to the Grand Chamber of the  European Court of Human Rights.

 

 

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