Viktors Skudra

Vice-President of the Constitutional Court

Viktors Skudra was born on 10 July 1943.

In 1973, he graduated the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia.

From 1970, Viktors Skudra worked at the Office of the Prosecutor; initially it was the Office of the Prosecutor of the Riga City District [Rīgas pilsētas rajona prokuratūra] as an inspector and an assistant to the prosecutor, and then he held the Office of the Prosecutor in Saldus and Ventspils. Finally he became Deputy General Prosecutor.

From 1988 to 1993, Viktors Skudra was a Minister of Justice of Latvia. From 1993, he started working as a sworn advocate and as a head of a law office.

At the end of 2006, he was approved as the Judge of the Constitutional Court and he entered into office in January 2007. In 2010 Viktors Skudra was elected Vice-President of the Constitutional Court.

For merits during restoration of independence of Latvia in the period from 1989 to 1991, he was awarded the Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class.

The Judge died on 22 May 2011.