On 13 March 2012 the Cabinet of Ministers adopted a list containing four persons out of eight candidates who can serve as an ad hoc judge in the European Court of Human Rights. Besides Martins Mits, the list includes Kristīne Krūma, Judge of the Constitutional Court and two Judges of the Supreme Court – Dace Mita and Jautrīte Briede.
Ad hoc judge takes part in the work of the European Court of Human Rights when the permanent judge from respective country is unable to participate. An ad hoc judge is nominated by the President of the European Court of Human Rights from the submitted list. Currently the permanent judge from Latvia is RGSL professor Ineta Ziemele.