Jautrīte BRIEDE – Latvian ad hoc judge in the European Court of Human Rights
On January 19, 2016, with the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, the list of ad hoc judges of Latvia was approved, which includes Artūrs Kučs, Daiga Rezevska, Jautrīte Briede and Ineta Ziemele.
The parties to the Convention must submit a list of three to five ad hoc judges from which the President of the European Court of Human Rights may elect an ad hoc judge for examination of a particular case if the position of a judge elected from the State concerned is vacant during the proceedings, or the elected judge cannot participate in the proceedings.
Zane PĒTERSONE – member of the Board of Association of European Judges for Mediation (GEMME)
Zane Petersone, Judge of the Department of Civil Cases, is Latvia's representative in the Association of European Judges for Mediation. At the General Assembly of the Association that took place in Paris in June 2014, she was re-elected to a new board.
Association of European Judges for Mediation/Groupement Europeen des Magistrats pour la Mediation (GEMME) is a non-governmental association governed by French law, which brings together European judges to promote the development and application of mediation.
Zane PĒTERSONE – representative of Latvia to the Circle of European Trademark Judges
Zane Pētersone, Judge of the Department of Civil Cases, has been the representative of Latvia to the CET-J (Circle of European Trademark Judges) since 2017.
CET-J is a group of European judges in the field of trademark law. It consists of participants from 20 Countries and two representatives of the General Court. It was founded in 1996. The network aims to provide its participants with a broad exchange of views, solutions and items of European trademark law and actual questions of daily trademark court business.
Aija BRANTA – representative of Latvia in the Council of Europe’s Commission for the Efficiency of Justice
The Council of Europe’s Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) was established by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in 2002. Since 2003, Aija Branta, the judge of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court, has been a representative of Latvia in the Commission.
The aim of the CEPEJ is the improvement of the efficiency and functioning of justice in the member States, and elaboration of relevant documents adopted by the Council of Europe. In cooperation with national institutions, the Commission annually prepares reports on assessment of European systems of justice.
Aija BRANTA – representative of Latvia in the Consultative Council of European Judges
The Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) is an advisory body of the Council of Europe on issues related to the independence, impartiality and competence of judges. The Council is composed of judges only. Aija Branta has been a representative of Latvia since 2006.
CCJE develops and provides opinions to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on issues regarding the status of judges and the exercise of their functions.
Dace MITA – expert from Latvia to the Board of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Expert in international law, sworn advocate Martins Paparinskis is elected as a member of the board of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), and Supreme Court judge Dace Mita – as alternate member of the board.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights advises and supports the institutions of the European Union and governments of member states on issues of fundamental rights regarding discrimination, access to justice, issue son racism and xenophobia, data protection, victims' rights and children's rights, and other issues.