Ilze Tralmaka is specialised in EU criminal law and European Convention of Human Rights standards. She is currently leading Fair Trials’ work on pre-trial detention, remedies for illegally obtained evidence and digitalisation of justice (remote proceedings). Ilze is also involved in Fair Trials’ strategic litigation before the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the European Union and other international and domestic courts and tribunals.
Before joining Fair Trials, Ilze lead the Latvian Parliament’s litigation before the Constitutional Court of Latvia mainly working on human rights cases. She also advised the Latvian Parliament on human rights and international law standards in the legislative process. She has previously worked for the national human rights institution (Ombudsman) in Latvia specialising in civil and political rights and is currently a visiting lecturer on international human rights in the Riga Graduate School of Law. Ilze holds an LLM from Leiden University and University of Latvia.