30 December, 2015
On 31 December, Normunds Rinkis terminates discharge of duties of a judge in the Supreme Court.
Since 2 January 2014, Normunds Rinkis has discharged duties of a judge for the term of a vacancy of a judge in the Chamber of Civil Cases. In accordance with the law, the term of substitution may not exceed two years.
The judge Rinkis will come back to his permanent place of work – Riga regional court.
In accordance with the reform stipulated in the law “On Judicial Power”, the appellate instance – the Chamber of Civil Cases will exist in the Supreme Court until 31 December 2016.
Beginning the year 2016, the Chair of the Chamber and eight judges work in the Chamber of Civil Cases, and five from among these eight judges are judges of regional courts, who discharge duties of a judge of the Supreme Court during the vacancy of a judge.
Information prepared by
Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court
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