The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has prolonged the term of office of the Chairman of the Chamber of Civil Cases Gunars Aigars in the post of the judge of the Supreme Court for five years. The positive resolution about elongation of this term has been given by the Judicial Qualification Committee.

On November 1, Gunars Aigars will become 70 years old, and it is maximum age for execution of duties of the judge. Part three of the Paragraph 63 of the Law „On Judicial Power” states that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, having received the positive resolution of the Judicial Qualification Committee, can prolong term of Office for the post of the judge of the Supreme Court for the term up to five years.

Gunars Aigars has worked as the judge since 1967. Since 1990 he has been the judge of the Supreme Court. Since 1995, when chambers were formed, he has been the Chairman of the chamber of Civil Cases. Since year 1995 he has also been the deputy of the Chief Justice of the Supreme court.

Gunars Aigars is the Chairman of the Judicial Qualification Committee. He participated in the group of workout of the Law „On Judicial Power” and Civil Procedure Law, and he is also coauthor of the book „Commentaries on Civil Procedure Law”.

In year 2008 he was awarded with Mark of Distinction of Judicial System of 1st grade. In year 2009 Gunars Aigars was awarded with the Cross of recognition of 3rd grade.


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