On 6 October, in Ligo room of the Riga Latvian Society House, the ceremonial opening of the book “Darbs dara cilvēku” (“The Work Makes a Man”) by Gvido Zemribo and Lia Gulevska was held.

Lia Gulevska, the author of the book, says: “Three colours are equally strongly marked on the palette of life of Gvido Zemribo: carmine – judge’s robe, black – diplomat’s tailcoat, and white – tennis playsuit.” Carmine – it is a colour of a robe of a judge of the Supreme Court.  Gvido Zemribo had been a judge of the Supreme Court for almost thirty years; he was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, when Latvia restored state independence, he was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the independent Republic of Latvia, and the law “On Judicial Power” was written under his guidance. As statements – both his and of other witnesses of his life – expressed at the opening of the book testify – that was the most important time of life of Gvido Zemribo. The most extensive chapter of the book is dedicated to this period.

Other fields Gvido Zemribo dedicated his knowledge and work to, were of equal importance.  “Advocate, arbitrator, judge, long-term Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, lecturer at the University of Latvia, Ambassador to Latvia in Denmark and Iceland, defence counsel, and since 2013 – adviser to the bureau of sworn advocates “Varul”. Internationally recognised, respected lawyer and diplomat, who respectfully represented Latvia in the world, will tell about this life, people, events and fateful coincidences that he was destined to experience and suffer. Super omnia Veritas – the truth is above all,” says Lia Gulevska about the book. Gvido Zemribo, in turn, at the opening of the book, having looked back at his life, said – the most important is to bear oneself, to keep own line, own confidence, and, if you are convinced about your idea – then implement it until the end!    

At the opening of the book, Gvido Zemribo was greeted by his contemporary – Guntis Ulmanis, the former President of the State; Aivars Borovkovs, the President of the Lawyers’ Association; Guna Kaminska, the deputy Chair of the Council of Sworn Advocates;  Vita Liberte, the representative of the bureau of sworn advocates “Varul”; Aldis Lavins, the President of the Constitutional Court; representatives of the Ministry of Justice and other legal institutions, and Juris Visockis – the Head of the book-publishing house “Jumava”, and closet relatives of G.Zemribo – his spouse and his sister. Former and present judges of the Supreme Court were also among those bringing greetings.


Information prepared by

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

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