At the Plenary Session on 24 April, judges nominated Ivars Bickovics, current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, as the candidate to the office of the Chief Justice.

23 judges voted for his candidacy, however, 15 judges voted for the second candidate – Andris Gulans, the judge of the Department of Administrative Cases. Two judges abstained from voting. The vote was secret, and 40 judges of the Supreme Court participated therein.  

Now the Saeima (Parliament) must vote for the candidate nominated by the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court.

Judges of the Supreme Court nominated two candidates to the office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, namely, Ivars Bickovics, the current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and Andris Gulans, the judge of the Department of Administrative Cases. The Council for the Judiciary supported nomination of both candidates nominated by judges of the Supreme Court to the office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Ivars Bickovics has managed the Supreme Court since 2008. He has worked as a judge of the Supreme Court since 1992, and from 1996 until 2008 he held an office of the Chair of the Chamber of Criminal 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: 7020396, 28652211