Senators Jautrite BRIEDE and Dace MITA are Latvian ad hoc judges in the European Court of Human Rights
On the 13th of March, 2012, the Cabinet of Ministers approved ad hoc judges representing Latvia in the European Court of Human Rights.
The list includes Jautrite Briede and Dace Mita, senators of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, as well as Kristine Kruma, the judge of the Constitutional Court, and Martins Mits, pro-rector of Riga Graduate School of Law.
Ad hoc judge participates in hearing a case in the European Court of Human Rights in cases, when the permanent judge of a contracting state can not participate in hearing a case. Pursuant to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the President of the Chamber shall choose the judge from a list submitted in advance by the Contracting Party.
Zane PETERSONE – member of the Board of Association of European Judges for Mediation
Latvia will be represented in Association of European Judges for Mediation (GEMME) also in future – new Board was elected in General Assembly of the Association in Paris in May, 2012, and Zane Petersone, discharger of duties of a judge of the Supreme Court, was re-elected in composition of the Board.
Association of European Judges for Mediation/Groupement Europeen des Magistrats pour la Mediation (GEMME) is nongovernmental organisation founded according to French law, and it unites judges of European countries to promote development and application of mediation.