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Kristīne Strada- Rozenberga

Attorney-at-Law

Kristīne has always liked the field of criminal law, already studying it in depth since her early youth. Currently she is primarily engaged in the scientific research of criminal procedure. Her principal direction of professional activity is of an academic nature – educating students, professional improvement of lawyers, scientific studies, preparation of study and scientific publications.  The main place of employment for Kristīne is the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia, engaging in the attorney’s practical work less frequently, by primarily consulting office colleagues in complex criminal procedure matters, undertaking the provision of assistance in some individual cases, preparing opinions on legal aspects of the criminal law and administrative law violations, which require in-depth scientific research. Taking into account the lengthy experience of organisational work in educational establishments, Kristīne has also gained significant knowledge and skills in relation to the legal framework of higher education and the actions, rights and obligations of the persons involved in it (students, teachers and administration). 

Areas of practice
  • Criminal Law
  • Educational Law

Work experience
  • Since 2016 (and also between 2006 and 2007), head of the Criminal Law Department of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia
  • Since 2016, director of Legal Continuing Education and Professional Improvement of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia
  • Since 2013, a member of the Court Expert Certification Commission
  • Since 2008, professor of the Criminal Law Department of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia
  • Since 2007, a member of the European Criminal Law Academic Network – ECLAN, a contact person for the network operation in Latvia
  • Attorney-at-Law since 2006
  • Member of the Expert Group on the European Union Criminal Policy, 2012 – 2017
  • Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia, 2007 – 2015
  • Assistant, lecturer, docent, associate professor of the Criminal Law Department of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia, 1998 – 2008
  • Prosecutor of the Specialised Prosecution Office for Organised Crime and Other Branches, 2000 – 2001
  • Prosecutor at the Prosecution Office for the Investigation of Financial and Economic Crimes, 1998 – 2000
  • Assistant prosecutor at the Prosecution Office for the Investigation of Organised and Economic Crimes, 1995 – 1998

Education
  • Doctoral degree in Legal Science (Dr.jur.) In a sub-section of criminal law, the University of Latvia, 2002.
  • Master’s degree in Legal Science, University of Latvia, 1999
  • Lawyer’s qualification, University of Latvia, 1998.

Languages
  • Latvian
  • Russian
  • English

Publications

Kristīne is an author of more than 120 scientific publications, study books and studies in the field of criminal procedure. She has participated with reports in more than 50 international and local scientific conferences. Most topical publications and studies of recent years:

Publications:

  • Strada-Rozenberga K. Public Opinion and Judicial Activities – Legal Aspects of Mutual Impact. In the article: Impact of Public Opinion on Judges and the Court System in General. Jurista Vārds, 06.02.2018, No. 6 (1012).
  • Meikališa Ā., Strada-Rozenberga K. Time of Changes Continues in the Criminal Procedure: 18.06.2018 Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law. Brief Overview and Comments// “Jurista Vārds”, 14.08.2018.
  • Meikališa Ā., Strada-Rozenberga K., Rodiņa A., Danovskis E., Mantrovs V. Monography “’Over a Hundred. Wise Latvia (Head Editor B. Rivža). Section “Legal Framework”. Riga: Latvian Academy of Sciences, 2018, pages 223-251.
  • Strada-Rozenberga K. Corrective Monography “Publicly Legal Liability of Legal Entities” – scientific editor Ā. Meikališa. Riga: LU Academic Publishing, 2018 – “author of the sections “Presumption of Innocence of Legal Entities in the Criminal Procedure”, “Criminal Compulsory Measures for Legal Entities, Procedure for the Application Thereof and its Current Problems in the Criminal Procedure of Latvia” (co-author with J. Rozenbergs), pages 42-59, 168-210.
  • Strada-Rozenberga K., Liholaja V. Latvian Law. Criminal Law and Procedure. In The Law of the Baltic States. Springer, 2017, pages 217-237.
  • Strada-Rozenberga K. Need for Harmonisation of the Legal Framework for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure and Topical Problems// 95 years of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia: A collection of articles of the 75th scientific conference of the University of Latvia, Riga: LU Academic Publishing, 2017, pages 320-334.
  • Strada-Rozenberga K. Criminal Law: Legal Security in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. Book: General Legal Principles: Legal Security and Legal Reliance. Public Administration. Business. Jurisprudence. Riga: Court Houses Agency, 2017, pages 75-98.
  • Meikališa Ā., Strada-Rozenberga K. Time of Changes Continues in the Criminal Procedure – Amendments of 2017, “Jurista Vārds”, 10.10.2017, No. 42 (996), pages 12-21, 17.10.2017, No. 43 (997), pages 28-36.
  • Strada-Rozenberga K. Parliamentary Investigation and Criminal Procedure. Book: Parliamentary Investigation in the Republic of Latvia, Parliament 1. Parliamentary Control. Riga: Latvijas Vēstnesis, 2016, pages 135-150.
  • Strada-Rozenberga K. Proving Property Matters and Its Topicalities in Criminal procedure// Foreign Investments: When Law Interacts: A collection of articles of the Latvian University 74th Scientific Conference, Riga: LU Academic Publishing, 2016, pages 353-364.
  • Strada-Rozenberga K. Innocence Presumption – EU Minimum Standards and the Criminal Procedure of Latvia// a collection of articles of the Latvian University Faculty of Law 6th International Conference “Constitutional Values in Modern-Day Legal Space 1” LU Academic Publishing, 2016, pages 194-2015.
  • Strada-Rozenberga K. Legal Entity and Presumption of Innocence in the Criminal Procedure// a collection of articles of the Latvian University Faculty of Law 6th International Conference “Constitutional Values in the Modern-Day Legal Space 1” LU Academic Publishing, 2016, pages 606-614.
  • Strada-Rozenberga K. Continuity of Trial as a General Term of the Criminal Trial – Lessons of the Past and Challenges of Future//Collective Monography 10 years of Criminal Law – Lessons of the Past and Challenges of Future. Riga: Latvijas Vēstnesis, 2015, pages 384-408.
  • Rozenbergs J., Strada-Rozenberga K. Criminal Compulsory Measures for Legal Entities, Procedure for the Application Thereof and its Current Problems in the Criminal Procedure of Latvia// Efficiency of Law in Postmodern Society: A collection of articles of the Latvian University 73rd Scientific Conference, Riga: LU Academic Publishing, 2015, pages 100-111.
  • Strada-Rozenberga K., Meikališa Ā. Criminal Procedure. Articles 2010-2015. Latvijas Vēstnesis, 2015.
  • Strada-Rozenberga K., Meikališa Ā., Is Criminal Procedure Law Finally Ready//Latvijas Vēstnesis, “Jurista vārds”, 06.10.2015. 
  • Strada-Rozenberga K. Victims and their Criminal Procedure Statuss un Law Enforcement Practicies in Latvia // Juornal of the University of Latvia. Law. Riga, University of Latvia, 2014. P.51-90
  • Strada-Rozenberga K., Bičkovičs I. Role of the Latvian Legal Doctrine in the Court Practice of Latvia//a collection of articles of the Latvian University 5th Scientific Conference “Jurisprudence and Culture: Lessons of the Past and Challenges of Future”, LU Academic Publishing, 2014, ISBN 978-9984-45-892, pages 27-45.
  • Strada-Rozenberga K. Trust in Courts is a Matter of Collective Responsibility// Bulletin No. 9 of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia, October 2014, pages 13-14.
  • Strada-Rozenberga K., Meikališa Ā. Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law and Changes to the Practical Course of the Criminal Procedure Affected by Amendments to Criminal Law//Latvijas Vēstnesis, the magazine “Jurista Vārds”, 19.03.2013.
  • Strada-Rozenberga K. Collision of Public and Private Interests in the Criminal Procedure// Combined 3rd Congress of Global Latvian Scientists and 4th Congress of Letonika “Science, Society and National Identity”, Latvia, Riga, 24-27 October 2011, a collection of articles “Politics and Rights. Sustainable Development of Law and Legal Practice, LU Academic Publishing, 2012, Pages 2-29.
  • Strada-Rozenberga K. EU Criminal Justice – Development Trends and Impact in Latvia // Collection of research papers in conjuction with the International Scientific Conference The Quality of Legal Acts and its importance in Contemporary Legal Space, 4-5 October, 2012, Riga, University of Latvia, 2012, P. 423-435
  • Ā. Meikališa, K. Strada-Rozenberga “The Victim — A Passive Observer or an Active Participant in Criminal Proceedings. General Observations Following From the Assessment of Latvia’s Experience” // Criminal Justice and Security – Contemporary Criminal Justice Prastice and Research : conference proceedings [proceedings of the Biennial International Conference Criminal Justice and Security – Contemporary Criminal Justice Practice and Research, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 19-21 September, 2012] (eds. Meško, G., Green, J. & Sotlar, A.), P. 245-260 
  • Strada-Rozenberga K., Meikališa Ā., Fairness in Criminal Procedure//Latvijas Vēstnesis, “Jurista Vārds”, 29.11.2011.
  • Strada-Rozenberga K. Actions with Illegally Acquired Property //Bulletin No. 3/2011 of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia, pages 29-24.
  • Strada-Rozenberga K. Actions with Tools, Objects of the Crime and Other Objects Related to Crime in Criminal Procedure// a collection of articles of the LU 69th Conference “Topical Problems in the Exercising of Rights”, Riga, LU Academic Publishing, 2011, pages 405-411. 
  • Strada-Rozenberga K., Meikališa Ā. Alternatives to criminal prosecutions: Latvia’s expierence//The role of national criminal law in the European Union area and the alternative resolutions of criminal procesdure, Collection of papers from International Scholastic Conference Law as Unifying factor of Europe – Jurisprudence and Practice, Comenius University in Bratislava, 2011, P. 293-299

Studies:

  • 2008 – “Exercising of Victims’ Rights in Private Accusation Matters – Criminal Procedure Framework, Practice, Problems, Solutions.” Study was prepared at the request of the Ministry of Justice.
  • 2010 – “Legal Framework of Property Confiscation in Latvia and the European Union, Efficiency of Ensuring its Enforcement Mechanism”. A study ordered by the Ministry of Justice in the implementation of the project “Legal Assistance Acquis communautaire”. Available at: https://www.tm.gov.lv/lv/nozares-politika/petijumi
  • 2016 – Drafting of Guidelines in the Evaluation of Pretrial Investigation Effectiveness in the State Police. The study was implemented at the Legal Continuing Education and Professional Improvement of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia at the request of the State Audit Office.
  • 2016 – Study on the conformity of the draft laws to be reviewed by the Saeima “Law on the Enforcement of Confiscation of Illegally Acquired Property”, “Amendments to Civil Procedure Law”. “Amendments to Criminal Procedure Law” and “Amendments to Criminal Law” to Directive 2014/42/EU. The study was implemented at the Legal Continuing Education and Professional Improvement of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia. 
  • 2016 – The study “Case Law in the Application of Sections 464 and 465 of the Criminal Law”. The study was implemented at the Legal Continuing Education and Professional Improvement of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia.
  • 2013 – Meikališa Ā., Strada-Rozenberga K. Collection of the case law “Case Law on Entitlement to Completion of the Criminal Procedure in a Reasonable Period and in Establishing a Penalty if Entitlement to Completion of the Criminal Procedure in a Reasonable Period has not been Complied with”. Available at: at.gov.lv/lv/judikatura/tiesu-prakses-apkopojumi/kriminaltiesibas

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