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Justice of the Supreme Court Peeter Jerofejev appointed as new Chairman of the Civil Chamber by the Supreme Court en banc

NordenBladet – On the morning of 5 February, the Supreme Court en banc appointed the new Chairman of the Civil Chamber. This occurred due to the former Chairman of the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court, Villu Kõve, being appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court en banc decided to assign the position of Chairman of the Civil Chamber to Peeter Jerofejev, a long-serving justice of the Supreme Court. Jerofejev considers it crucial to maintain the consistency of the Chamber’s work. ‘In a situation where two more justices out of a total of seven are about to leave the Chamber, in addition to Villu Kõve, we must make sure that the Chamber’s good work continues at the present level,’ he said.

The Chairman of the Chamber is appointed by the Supreme Court en banc from among the members of the Chamber for a term of five years. The Chairman of the Chamber performs duties that arise from the internal rules of the Supreme Court.


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