Anda Smiltēna

Deputy State Secretary on sectoral policy of the Ministry of Justice
anda.smiltena [at] tm.gov.lv

Education:

  • 09/2011 – 10/2015 University of Latvia, the Faculty of of Law, PhD in legal theory and history of law. Scientific research, lecturer work PhD work title: “Historical foundations of delegated legislation in Europe and Latvia”
  • 09/2007 – 06/2009 University of Latvia, the Faculty of History and Philosophy, M.A. in Philosophy
  • 09/2005 – 02/2002 University of Latvia, the Faculty of Law, M.A. in Law
  • 01/2015 – 02/2015 Participant in international leading expert programme ““Children in the U.S. Justice System” State Department Washington D.C.,  U.S.A.

Work experience:

  • 08/2018 - 12/2021 Counsellor of Ministry of Justice at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia in the European Union
  • 01/2016 - 08/2017 Director of Department of Public Law, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia
  • 06/2015 - 12/2015 Acting Director of Department of Public Law, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia
  • 07/2008 - 06/2015 Head of Division of Administrative Law, Department of Public Law, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia
  • 09/2011 - 06/2013 Lecturer at Public Administration School, Study courses: ex ante assessment for legal acts – study course provided for civil servants in government agencies, drafting of legal acts
  • 10/2007 - 07/2008 Lecturer at the Riga Graduate School of Law, Study courses: Philosophy of Law 
  • 12/2005 - 10/2007 Assistant at the Department of Legal Theory and History, Faculty of Law, University of Latvia
  • 12/2005 - 10/2007 Lawyer at the Legal division, Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs 
  • 05/2020 - 07/2020 Short term expert in Council of Europe project 2347 - “Enhancing the accountability and the efficiency of the judicial system and the professionalism of lawyers in Georgia”
  • 02/2018 - 02/2018 Short term expert in Twinning Project “Capacity Building for National Centre for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Moldova"
  • From 01/2015 Short Time Expert on Twinning project No MK 11 IB JH 03 (NorthMacedonia) “Strengthening the Rule of Law”
  • From 10/2015 Coordinator in Ministry of Justice on Platform Rule of Law  EU – Central Asia 

Languages:

Latvian - native

English - fluent

Russian - fluent

German - basic knowledge

French - basic knowledge

Dutch - basic knowledge

Acquired awards:

  • Award of minister of Justice “The Innovations for Justice”  (2019)
  • Honour medal of Justice System for significant promotion of democracy and rule of law (2016)
  • Honour award of Ministry Of Justice of the Republic of Latvia “Golden  Quill” (2014)
  • Honour award of Ministry Of Justice of the Republic of Latvia “Silver Quill” (2011)