To ensure work of the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court until its liquidation on 31 December 2016, the Council for the Judiciary instructed Gunta Freimane, the judge of Riga regional court, to discharge duties of a judge of the Chamber of Civil Cases for the term of a vacancy of the judge.

The judge began to discharge judicial duties on 1 June.

Gunta Freimane was appointed to the office of a judge of Riga regional court in 2010, previously being the judge of Riga city Centre district court and Kurzeme district court.  

The vacancy of a judge of the Chamber of Civil Cases occurred due to transfer of judges of the Chamber to the Department of Civil Cases. 

In accordance with Section 79 of the law “On Judicial Power”, during the term of a vacancy of a judge the Council for the Judiciary, upon proposal of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and having received positive statement of the Judicial Qualification Committee, may instruct the Judge Emeritus of the Supreme Court or 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

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