Ilze joined ClientEarth in August 2023 as a Lawyer/Law and Policy Advisor on Environmental Democracy. Her work focuses on ensuring access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters.


From 2015 to 2019, Ilze led the Latvian Parliament’s fundamental rights, constitutional and public international law litigation before the Constitutional Court of Latvia.

Before joining ClientEarth, she worked as a Senior Legal and Policy Officer for a criminal justice NGO, Fair Trials, advocating for better fundamental rights guarantees for suspects in criminal proceedings, and leading its litigation work in Europe.


She holds an LLM degree in Law from the University in Latvia and in Public International law from University of Leiden.

Healthy environment sustains everyone and everything on our planet. Working at ClientEarth gives me an opportunity to direct all my skills, talents and passion towards making sure that everyone has a say in how the environment is managed and protected.

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