Baiba Broka (politician)

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Baiba Broka
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Minister of Justice of Latvia
In office
22 January 2014 – 6 August 2014
President Andris Bērziņš
Preceded by Jānis Bordāns
Succeeded by Gaidis Bērziņš
Personal details
Born (1975-10-02) 2 October 1975 (age 43)
Madona, Soviet Union
(now Latvia)
Political party TB/LNNK (2006–2011)
National Alliance (2011–present)
Alma mater University of Latvia

Baiba Broka (born 2 October 1975 in Madona) is a Latvian jurist and politician, former Minister of Justice of Latvia from National Alliance. She has an academic carrier since 1998 in The University of Latvia Faculty of Law teaching Law of Obligations, Consumer Law and Legal Writing. She has been a visiting lecturer in Tulane University ( USA, Summer School), Concordia University of Estonia, The Northwestern School of Law of Lewis&Clark (Portland, OR, USA), Federal University of Mato Grosso (Brazil), Federal University Flumeinense (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Together with Professor Steven Johansen from The Northwestern School of Law of Lewsi&Clark she wrote a book "Legal Writing". In 2009 she was a Chairman of the Supervisory Council of the Riga International Airport and later became a member of the Board of Latvian Air Navigation Service Provider SJSC "Latvijas gaisa satiksme". In 2012 Broka was nominated a candidate for the office of mayor of Riga in the Riga City Council election. In 2017 Riga City Council election she was nominated a second time as a candidate for the office of mayor of Riga from National Alliance. In 2014 she was Minister of Justice of Latvia in the First Straujuma cabinet. Since 2008 elected as member of the Governing Council of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT).[1] She has more than 30 scientific research papers in the field of Private Law (Contract Law, Consumer protection, Construction, Public Private Partnership, Aviation Law, Digital Currencies and Smart Contracts). Since June, 2014 Baiba Broka is a President of Latvian Biathlon Federation and became a member of the Legal Committee of the International Biathlon Union (IBU).[2] She has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Latvian Olympic Committee since 2017.[3] Now she is a Vice Chairperson of the Senate of the University of Latvia and Head of Rector's Office,[4] deputy in Riga City Council and Member of the Board of the Riga Freeport Authority.[5]"Par Latvijas Biatlona federācijas prezidenti kļuvusi Baiba Broka". Retrieved 2016-02-06.</ref>