Justice of the Constitutional Court
Kristīne Krūma was born in 1974.
In 1996 she graduated the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia but. In 1998, she obtained the master’s degree in International Law at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of the Faculty of Law at the University of Lund and, in 2002, but in 2012, she obtained the doctor’s degree with a specialisation in international law there.
K. Krūma was a guest researcher in the Centre of Migration Studies of the Radboud University in Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (Germany). She was a stagiaire at the Legal Service of the European Commission, as well as she has attended a number of courses and programs in different Universities of West Europe.
From 1995 to 2000 Kristīne Krūma was working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.
From 2000 to 2006 she was a lecturer of International and European Union Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Latvia and, during 2005-2006, she was the head of the International and European Law Chair there. During 1999-2010, Kristīne Krūma was a lecturer of Public international law at the Riga Graduate School of Law.
In January 2007 K. Krūma was appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers as an Arbitrator in OSCE Court of Conciliation and Arbitration. In 2012 appointed as an ad hoc justice in European Court of Human Rights and as a representative of the Republic of Latvia in European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI).
K. Krūma is the author of more than 50 publications on different topics of international and EU law.
In April 2007, Kristīne Krūma was appointed by the Saeima as a justice of the Constitutional Court.