CHAIRS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL CASES AND OF THE CHAMBER OF CIVIL CASES OF THE SUPREME COURT WILL BE ELECTED
11 June, 2015
On Monday, 15 June, the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court has been convened. Judges will have to elect heads of two structural units – the Chair of the Department of Civil Cases and the Chair of the Chamber of Civil Cases.
New heads of structural units must be elected, because previous Chairs, having reached maximum age to hold judge’s office established in the law “On Judicial Power”, terminated execution of these duties – Zigmants Gencs – on 19 November 2014, in the Department of Civil Cases, and Gunars Aigars – on 31 October 2014, in the Chamber of Civil Cases.
Until new Chairs are elected, the judge Edite Vernusa discharges duties of the Chair of the Department of Civil Cases, and the judge Raimonds Gravelsins discharges duties of the Chair of the Chamber of Civil Cases.
In accordance with Section 44 of the law “On Judicial Power”, Chairs of departments of the Supreme Court are elected by the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court, observing principle of equal gender representation. The term of office of Chairs of departments of the Supreme Court is five years. While the Chamber of Civil Cases exists in the Supreme Court, the same conditions refer to election of the Chair thereof.
The Plenary Session will begin at 9.30 o’clock in Room 461 of the Supreme Court. Sittings of the Plenary Sessions are open, but the sitting or its part may be determined as closed.
Information prepared by
Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court
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