Kristīne Krūma

Judge of the Constitutional Court

Kristīne Krūma was born in 1974.

In 1996 she graduated the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia. 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, but in 2012, she there obtained the doctor’s degree with a specialisation in international law.

Kristīne 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, from 2005 to 2006, she was the head of the International and European Law Chair. From 1999 to 2010, Kristīne Krūma was a lecturer of Public International law at the Riga Graduate School of Law.

In January 2007 Kristīne 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 Judge at the European Court of Human Rights and as a representative of the Republic of Latvia in European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI).

Kristīne Krūma is the author of more than 50 publications on different topics of international and EU law.

In April 2007, Kristīne Krūma was approved as the Judge of the Constitutional Court. She left office in October 2015.

The Judge died on 4 July 2016.