6 May, 2008
For considerable contribution in strengthening of lawful order and the development of the Latvian law system, the Assistant to the Chairman of the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court, the former senator Roberts Guntis Namatevs has been awarded the title of the Officer of the Order of the Three Stars.
On May 4, the day of the proclamation of the Declaration of Independence, a ceremony of presentation of the awards of the State of Latvia took place in the Hall of Coat of Arms in the Riga Castle.
15 persons were awarded the title of the Officer of the Order of the Three Stars. Ten persons were awarded the title of the Chevalier of the Order of the three stars.
Roberts Guntis Namatevs held the position of the Senator of the Supreme Court till he reached the maximum age limit in February this year. He spent 43 years in the position of a judge, 32 of which – in the Supreme Court. He was a professor in the University of Latvia, a lecturer in the Judicial Training Center, a member of the Judicial Qualification Panel and the Judicial Disciplinary Panel. In 2007, Roberts Guntis Namatevs was awarded the title of the Man of the Year of the Supreme Court and the Themis Award which is the highest award of acknowledgement to a person who is respected and who the Supreme Court may be proud of. In 2007, R. Namatevs received also the Diploma of I grade of the Ministry of Justice and the “golden” pen – an acknowledgement for the contribution in strengthening of the lawful order and the development of a uniform court practice in Latvia.
Information prepared by
Head of the Division of Communications of the Supreme Court Rasma Zvejniece
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