In the sitting of 20 April, the Council for the Judiciary supported nomination of both candidates to the office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court – Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and Andris Gulans, the judge of the Department of Administrative Cases – to the office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for next five years.  

Inara Garda, the deputy Chair of the Council for the Judiciary, informed that judges of the Supreme Court nominated two candidates within determined period. In accordance with the law, the opinion on candidates is requested from the Council for the Judiciary, and it will be presented to the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court. On 24 April, the Plenary Session will decide, which candidate will be nominated to the vote by the Saeima (Parliament).  

Before voting, the Council for the Judiciary heard vision of both candidates regarding directions of development, problems and possibility for their solutions in the Supreme Court and entire court system.

 

Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211