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    Saeima confirms Strupiss as chief of justice of the Supreme Court

    RIGA, May 21 (LETA) - Saeima on Thursday confirmed the Supreme Court judge Aigars Strupiss as the next chief justice of the Supreme Court.

    91 Saeima members voted for appointing Strupiss the Supreme Court's chief justice.

    As reported, Saeima Legal Affairs Committee earlier this week unanimously supported the appointment of Strupiss as the chief justice of the Supreme Court.

    The outgoing Chief Justice Ivars Bickovics told the committee that the Supreme Court's decision to nominate Strupiss was based on Strupiss' experience in the academic field, adding that Strupiss had been working at the Supreme Court for several years. Strupiss specializes in commercial law, which is a great contribution to the Supreme Court, Bickovics pointed out. Strupiss also has experience of working on the Council for the Judiciary, said Bickovics.

    Strupiss told the Saeima committee that his priorities included improving the quality of court decisions, deepening cooperation with lower-tier courts, strengthening case law, and training of judges.

    As reported, Strupiss has been a Supreme Court judge since 2014. He has more than 20 years of experience in academic and research work and the practice of law. As an expert, he has also participated in drafting legislative acts.

    Ivars Bickovics, the current Chief Judge of the Latvian Supreme Court, is due to resign on June 15, 2020.

    • Published: 21.05.2020 11:16
    • Anastasija Tetarenko, LETA
    • Ainars Leijejs, LETA
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