Judges in international courts and organisations

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Jautrite BRIEDE – Latvian ad hoc judge in the European Court of Human Rights

On January 19, 2016, with the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, the list of ad hoc judges of Latvia was approved, which includes Arturs Kucs, Daiga Rezevska, Jautrite Briede and Ineta Ziemele.

The parties to the Convention must submit a list of three to five ad hoc judges from which the President of the European Court of Human Rights may elect an ad hoc judge for examination of a particular case if the position of a judge elected from the State concerned is vacant during the proceedings, or the elected judge cannot participate in the proceedings.

ECHR web site

 

Zane PETERSONE – representative of Latvia to the Eurojust Joint Supervisory Body

Zane Petersone has been the representative of Latvia to the Eurojust Joint Supervisory Body since 2004.

Eirojust Joint Supervisory Body is an independent supervisory institution, which supervises activities carried out by Eurojust  in the field of personal data processing. The appointees of the Joint Supervisory Body are judges or members with equal level of independence (Data Protection Commissioners), who have necessary competence in field of data protection and cooperation between judicial authorities. Eurojust is an institution of the European Union, established to promote and  improve cooperation among investigation and prosecution authorities of the EU Member States, when investigating and bringing charges in cases concerning severe cross-border and organised crimes.  

Eurojust web site

 

Aija BRANTA – representative of Latvia in the Council of Europe’s Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

The Council of Europe’s Commission for the Efficiency of Justice – CEPEJ– was established by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in 2002.  Since 2003, Aija Branta, the judge of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court, has been a representative of Latvia in the Commission.

The aim of the CEPEJ is the improvement of the efficiency and functioning of justice in the member States, and elaboration of relevant documents adopted by the Council of Europe. In cooperation with national institutions, the Commission annually prepares reports on assessment of European systems of justice.

CEPEJ web site

 

Aija BRANTA – representative of Latvia in the Consultative Council of European Judges

The Consultative Council of European Judges – CCJE is an advisory body of the Council of Europe on issues related to the independence, impartiality and competence of judges. The Council is composed of judges only. Aija Branta has been a representative of Latvia since 2006.

CCJE develops and provides opinions to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on issues regarding the status of judges and the exercise of their functions.

CCJE web site

 

Dace MITA – expert from Latvia to the Board of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Expert in international law, sworn advocate Martins Paparinskis is elected as a member of the board of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), and Supreme Court judge Dace Mita – as alternate member of the board.

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights advises and supports the institutions of the European Union and governments of member states on issues of fundamental rights regarding discrimination, access to justice, issue son racism and xenophobia, data protection, victims' rights and children's rights, and other issues.

FRA web site