Aigars Strupišs confirmed as Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Latvia

On Thursday, May 21, Saeima confirmed the Supreme Court judge Aigars Strupišs as the next chief justice of the Supreme Court, representatives told Latvian Radio.

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

Earlier this week, Saeima Legal Affairs Committee unanimously supported the appointment of Strupišs as the chief justice of the Supreme Court.

The outgoing Chief Justice Ivars Bičkovičs told the committee that the Supreme Court's decision to nominate Strupišs was based on Strupišs' experience in the academic field, adding that he had been working at the Supreme Court for several years.

Strupišs 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.

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

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