After the meeting of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ivars Bickovics and the Minister of Justice Gaidis Berzins on July 7 it was decided to promote the acting chairman of the court Zita Kupce for confirmation by the Saeima (Parliament) to the position of the Chairman of the Administrative Regional Court.

Z. Kupce was acknowledged the most suitable candidate to the position of the Chairman of the Administrative Regional Court by the commission of the Ministry of Justice which evaluated three nominees who had applied to the announced competition. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Minister of Justice agreed to support the candidate promoted by the commission.

Z. Kupce holds the position of the acting Chairman of the Administrative Regional Court since April 28, 2008, when she took over the position of the former Court Chairman Aldis Lavins who was confirmed in the position of a judge of the Supreme Court by the Saeima. Z. Kupce held the position of the judge of the Administrative Regional Court since 2004. Before, she worked as a judge in the Riga City Zemgales District Court.

Under the law “On Judicial Power” the chairman of a regional court is appointed by the Saeima upon a mutual proposal of the Minister of Justice and the Chief Justice 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: 7020396, 28652211