EP resolution on the deliberations of the Committee on Petitions in 2008 (excerpt), 2009

The European Parliament (..)

15. Is concerned by the large number of petitions received by the Committee on Petitions seeking voting rights for resident ‘non’-citizens of Latvia in local elections; recalls that the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe have recommended that non-citizens should be permitted to participate in local elections; urges the European Commission to closely monitor and encourage the regularisation of the status of ‘non’-citizens in Latvia, many of whom were born in Latvia;

Document data: Adopted 22.04.2009 P6_TA(2009)0239 Also available in Latvian   Link: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.CE.2010.184.01.0012.01.ENG

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