Randma, Paavo


Articles in Juridica International

Articles in Juridica

  • Physical Abuse in the New Redaction of the Penal Code, Juridica Abstract, 2015, No. 3, pp. 210-218
  • Systematic Larceny of Movables of Small Value as Provided in § 199 (2) 9) of Penal Code. Ruling of Criminal Chamber of Tartu Circuit Court in Criminal Matter No. 1-11-11324 (Partial Contestation of Positions Expressed in Decision of Criminal Chamber of Supreme Court in Matter No. 3-1-1-87-07), Juridica Abstract, 2013, No. 2, pp. 139-143
  • The Concept of Force in the Penal Code, and Some Difficulties in Defining Offences against the Right to Sexual Self-Determination, Juridica Abstract, 2007, No. 10, pp. 695-704
  • Once Again on the Topic of Provocative Acts by the State: Prohibited or Indeed Permissible?, Juridica Abstract, 2006, No. 5, pp. 307-316
  • Affected State As a State of Emotional Disturbance and a Temporary Serious Psychic Disorder, Juridica Abstract, 2005, No. 5, pp. 321-331
  • Review: J. Sootak. Crimes against persons. Lectures on the Special Part of Penal Law I., Juridica Abstract, 2004, No. 2, pp. 142-145
  • Review. J. Sootak. Offences against property. Lectures on the Special Part of Penal Law II. Tallinn: Juura, 2003, 192 pp , Juridica Abstract, 2004, No. 1, pp. 66-69
  • EU Principles of Criminal Law, Juridica Abstract, 2000, No. 5, pp. 312-319


  • Judge, Tartu Circuit Court

Personal data

  • Born: January 18, 1977, Tartu
    E-mail: paavo.randma@kohus.ee


  • Doctor iuris, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 2011
  • Magister iuris, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 2002
  • Master Student, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 2000–2002
  • B.A, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 2000


  • Judge, Tartu Circuit Court, 2011-current
  • Judge, Tallinn Circuit Court, 2008-2010
  • Adviser to the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Estonia, 1999–2007

Grants and projects

  • Estonian Science Foundation (ETF) grant 3998 for project: Estonian Penal Policy: from Totalitarian to Democratic Criminal Law. Grant holder J. Sootak with A. Antsmäe, J. Ginter, S. Laos, P. Pikamäe, 1999–2000

Studies abroad

  • University of Kiel, Germany, 1998–1999

Teaching practice

  • Seminars on General Part of Criminal Law, 2000–current


  • Estonian (Native)
  • German (Fluent)
  • Russian (Fluent)
  • English (Fair)