Andrejs Lepse

Justice of the Constitutional Court
Andrejs Lepse was born on April 10, 1954.

In 1979 graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Latvia University. In 1998 had in-service training at the Constitutional Council and the State Council of France. From 1979 till 1985 was the judge and the chief judge at the court of the first instance. In 1985 was confirmed as the judge of the Supreme Court.

From 1995 till 1996 was the Chief Judge of the Supreme Court Criminal Cases Chamber; from 1990 – 1996 – Assistant Chairman of the Judges’ Qualification Board of the Supreme Court. From 1992 – 1998 was first the Vice-President, then the President of the Latvian Association of Judges, at the same time also the Member of the Board of the International Association of Judges; from 1994 – 1998 – Member of the Board of Baltic Association of Judges.

Has taken part at international workshops and conferences in Latvia, the USA, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Canada, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Puerto Rico, Finland, Switzerland and Hungary.

Author of more than 10 publications on issues of independence of the judicial power.

In 1996 the Saeima confirmed him as the justice of the Republic of Latvia Constitutional Court.