JUDGE JAUTRITE BRIEDE WILL EXECUTE DUTIES OF INTERNATIONAL EXPERT AT THE SUPREME COURT OF UKRAINE FOR TWO YEARS

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9 March 2017

Since Monday, 6 March, the judge of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court Jautrite Briede is working in Kiev, at the Supreme Court of Ukraine, and carrying out duties of long-term expert in the framework of Twinning project “Strengthening the institutional capacity of the Supreme Court of Ukraine in the field of human rights protection at the national level.”

The project, which is being implemented in accordance with the agreement concluded by the European Union, the Ministry of Justice of Federal Republic of Germany and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia, will last for two years.

The project will result in improvement of the legal framework for ensuring the functioning of the Supreme Court of Ukraine in accordance with the European Union standards. The proficiency of court judges and staff will be increased, as well as there will be improvements regarding the public information provided by the Supreme Court of Ukraine.

The project is funded by the European Union; the lead partner of the project is the German Foundation on International Legal Cooperation. Latvia offers Ukraine its experts. Project partner from Latvia is the Ministry of Justice, which is supported by experts from the Supreme Court, the Judicial Training Centre and Court Administration.

Judge of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court Jautrite Briede as a long-term expert will lead and coordinate the activities of the project, working at the Supreme Court of Ukraine.

According to the Section 861 (3) of the Law "On Judicial Power" a judge may be seconded to another institution for a period of not less than three months but not exceeding three years. During this time, a judge cannot serve as a judge in the court which has seconded him/her to another institution.

 

 

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