As from 16 January, Ieva Viskere, the judge of the Regional Court executes duties of judge of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court for the term of a vacancy of a judge.

Ieva Viskere responded to announcement of the Supreme Court on vacant position in the Department of Administrative Cases and applied to replace a judge of the Department of Administrative Cases during judge’s temporarily absence. The Department supported the candidacy of the judge; Judicial Qualification Committee also gave a positive opinion.

Ieva Viskere has acquired Master's Degree in Social Sciences at the University of Latvia. She has worked as a judge since 2010 when she began working at the Administrative District Court. Since 2015, Ieva Viskere had been executor of duties of judge of the Regional Administrative Court; in 2016 she was appointed in a position of a judge of the Regional Administrative Court.

Judge’s previous activity has also been associated with the administrative procedure and the work of administrative courts. 2006 to 2010 she had been consultant to the Division of Case-law of the Supreme Court in administrative matters. In parallel she had been working as advisor (later - consultant) to the State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice on legal issues; she managed the working group that developed amendments to the Administrative Procedure Law.

Vacancy for judge of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court resulted from the temporary absence of judge Dace Mita.

In accordance with Section 79 of the law “On Judicial Power”, during a vacancy of a judge of the Supreme Court, the Council for the Judiciary, upon recommendation of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and receipt of positive statement of the Judicial Qualification Committee, may instruct the judge of a regional court to substitute this judge for the term not exceeding two years.

 

Information prepared by

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

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: +371 67020396, +371 28652211