On April 28, twenty two judges and employees of the court, prosecutors, notaries, advocates and professors received Marks of Distinction of the Judiciary. The award has been given to eight judges of the Supreme Court and employees of the court.

With Mark of Distinction of 2nd Grade there has been awarded the senator of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate of the Supreme Court Zigmants Gencs. Zigmants Gencs has executed duties of the judge for 34 years, since 1978 – in the Supreme Court.

With Mark of Distinction of 3rd Grade there has been awarded the senator of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate of the Supreme Court Skaidrite Lodzina, the senator of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate Anita Nusberga, the senator of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate Ilze Skultane, the judge of the Chamber of Criminal Cases Ludmil Polakova and the judge of the Chamber of Civil Cases Vanda Cirule, and also the advisor of the Supreme Court in questions related to reception of visitors, long-term assistant to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Inta Kirse and advisor of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate Vaira Avotina.

The Mark of Distinction of Judiciary of 2nd Grade has been given for an essential contribution or achievements in development of judicial system, strengthening of democracy and rule of law, for extremely significant scientific achievements in the field of judiciary, for extremely significant contribution to creation and implementation of policy in the field of judiciary, to creation of international relationships, to development of the case-law and promotion of knowledge and professionalism of persons, belonging to the system of judiciary.

For exemplary, honest and creative execution of vocational duties the Mark of Distinction of 3rd grade has been given.

Special award of judiciary was founded in 2008, when celebrating 90th anniversary of Latvian system of judiciary. Up to present moment, the award has been given to 66 employees of judiciary; inter alia, 22 ex- and present judges of the Supreme Court.


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