Ilma Čepāne

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Justice of the Constitutional Court
Ilma Čepāne was born on April 29, 1947.

In 1970 graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Latvia University, in 1984 – the Post-graduate Course of the University of Latvia. Defended the thesis at the Moscow State University in 1986. Doctor of Law.

From 1990-1993 has been the Deputy of the Republic of Latvia Supreme Council, Member of the Committee for Environmental Protection. From 1993 – 1996 – the Parliamentary Secretary of the Republic of Latvia Ministry of Transportation. Since 1994 Member of the Central Land Commission. In 1996 the Saeima confirmed her as the justice of the Republic of Latvia Constitutional Court.

Has perfected her knowledge at the Constitutional Council and State Council of France, at the Supreme Court of Canada and the State of Denmark Administrative School.

Author of more than 60 publications on environmental protection and legal issues of the land reform. Since 1977 – lecturer at the University of Latvia. Since 2002 Professor of the Faculty of Law Department of Civil Law.

Awarded with the Third Degree Three Star Order and the Badge of 1991 Participant of Barricades.

On 3 July 2006 Ilma Čepāne announced that she leaves the office of justice, her therm ended on 11 July 2006.