Judges of the Supreme Court in the Plenum on October 5, have elected the Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate Pavels Gruzins and the Chair of the Chamber of Civil Cases Gunars Aigars as deputies of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who executed duties of deputies of the Chief Justice up to now.

Candidatures of Gruzins and Aigars for reelection were nominated by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics, indicating that having worked with previous deputies for more than one year, he evaluated their professionalism and experience, so he nominates their candidatures for reelection.

28 judges voted for election of Pavels Gruzins for the post of deputy of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and 30 judges voted for Gunars Aigars. 31 of 44 judges of the Supreme Court took participated in Plenum.

Pavels Gruzins was elected as deputy of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1990, and had been reelected in 1995 and 2002. Gunars Aigars was elected as deputy of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1995, and had been reelected in 2002.

According to the fourth part of Paragraph 50 of Law „On Judicial Power”, the Plenum elects two deputies of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for the term of seven years, and deputies have been elected among Chairs of chambers and Chairs of Departments of the Senate, taking into accout the principle of equal representation of genders.


Information prepared by

Head of the Division of Communications of the Supreme Court Rasma Zvejniece

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211